Colleges in Louisville

Colleges in Louisville

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, as well as one of the oldest west of the Appalachians. The central location in the states makes it a gathering point for industrial companies and a transportation hub. Louisville is also home to a variety of higher education institutions, technical schools, 2-year and 4-year institutions, as well as graduate schools.

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the largest member school of the Kentucky Community and Technical College system and serves more than 11,000 students. The only other public school in the city outside of JCTC is the University of Louisville, a member of the Kentucky university system. The public research institution was founded in 1798 and, today, offers more than 150 degrees from its 12 schools and colleges. The School of Medicine is known for the first fully-contained artificial heart transplant surgery, performing the first hand transplant, the first civilian ambulance, and more.

There are several private, 4-year institutions affiliated with religious organizations in Louisville, including Bellarmine University Boyce College, and Spalding University. Simmons College of Kentucky is an historically black college offering four educational programs, most resulting in a degree an area of theology. Two graduate-level seminaries also call Louisville home, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Louisville also has one for-profit institution, Sullivan University, Kentucky’s largest private university.

While Louisville has two major freightways that run through it, it is the fifth largest city with no passenger rail service. The city does offer buses, including zero-emission buses, but residents largely rely on automobiles for transportation. The Louisville International Airport is home to the UPS Worldport global air hub and is the third busiest airport in the US based on cargo traffic.

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The University of Louisville is a member of the Kentucky State University system and the first city-owned public university in the US. Louisville features three campuses hosting 12 colleges and schools and the university’s Health Sciences Center is...

“…Not only is there a wealth of wisdom in every professor, every opportunity is given so that a student can thrive. People say that a big school isn’t as good because each student won’t get personal attention. This is totally false-even in my largest...” – John from Louisville, KY

Named for Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bellarmine University is a Catholic liberal arts college in Louisville. With a campus set amongst three hills in the Highlands region, Bellarmine grants undergrad degrees in 60 academic majors and encourages...

“…All of the classes I took were interesting and interactive. I really felt like the teachers cared about our education and were experts in the knowledge of the classes they took. They were always available and ready to answer questions in the...” – Amber from Fort Knox, KY

Indiana University Southeast is a public, 4-year university established on a suburban, 180-acre campus in New Albany. Students can choose from 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well a number of minors and licenses. IU...

“…The teachers here are generally really nice and easy to talk to. Sure, there are those certain professors you watch out for, but so does every college. The professors I've had so far are really easy-going for the most part, and made transitioning...” – Allison from Seymour, IN

Established as a school of business, Sullivan University is a for-profit college with campuses in Louisville and Lexington. With a focus on career training programs, Sullivan is home to eight colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 18 fields of study...

Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Louisville, Kentucky, with satellite locations throughout the city and surrounding area. Students attending JCTC can choose to enroll in a number of career...

“…My English teacher is Bekka Van Horn, she is so helpful and the best teacher I have had throughout all of my years in school. I have become a much better writer since I have been at Jefferson and I am so excited to see how much information I can...” – Korbyn from Louisville, KY

As the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian academy dedicated to training students for ministry. All undergraduate students attend Southern Seminary’s Boyce...

“…The Southern Seminary is truly serious about the Gospel. The stress the importance of academics. They also stress the importance of building community within the dorms. ” – Zach from Kentucky

Founded shortly after the Civil War, Simmons College of Kentucky is an Historically Black College and Kentucky’s first post-secondary institution for African American citizens. As a Christian college, Simmons’ Department of Religious Studies features...

Formed by the merger of two Presbyterian seminaries, the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school focused on training students for ministry. Louisville Seminary offers three master’s degree programs in Divinity,...

With campus a short walk from the Ohio River, Ottawa University Jeffersonville is a Christ-centered school of adult education in southern Indiana. The Jeffersonville campus is home to the Angell Snyder School of Business conferring bachelor’s degrees...