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Kentucky is famous for its contributions to blues, rock, gospel, and country music, as well as for the Kentucky Derby, southern-style food, and gorgeous scenery. Aside from these unique attributes, Kentucky also has a thriving higher education system. Some of the most important colleges in Kentucky include the state’s two public research universities — the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. While traditional higher education has long been a staple in Kentucky, the online colleges Kentucky has to offer now play a key role in educating the state’s populace. Kentucky’s support for distance learning is evident through the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority’s services, including Kentucky Virtual Campus, the state’s official online program and class provider, and Kentucky Virtual Adult Education.

Online colleges and universities in Kentucky include public institutions, community and technical colleges, nonprofit private institutions, and for-profit private institutions. Both the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville now offer online courses and programs. In addition, nationally-known providers of online education, such as DeVry University and ITT Tech, are among online colleges in Kentucky. Finally, Kentucky online colleges even include a number of institutions with religious affiliations, such as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Asbury College
1 Macklem Dr
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198
(859) 858-3511

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N Lexington Ave
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1199
(859) 858-3581

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Ashland Community and Technical College
1400 College Drive
Ashland, Kentucky 41101-3683
(606) 326-2000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653
(606) 886-3863 x0

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 246-2400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Bowling Green Technical College
1845 Loop Dr
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-3601
(270) 901-1000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Brescia University
717 Frederica St
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023
(270) 685-3131

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Campbellsville University
1 University Dr
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799
(270) 789-5000 x5000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
300 Clear Creek Rd
Pineville, Kentucky 40977-9752
(606) 337-3196

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Daymar College-Louisville
4112 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40219
(502) 495-1040

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Daymar College-Owensboro Campus
3361 Buckland Sq
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
(270) 926-4040

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Daymar College-Paducah
509 South 30th St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(270) 444-9676 x203

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Daymar College-Paducah Main
509 South 30th Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001-8252
(270) 444-9676

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Daymar Institute
2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Dr.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
(270) 843-6750

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
DeVry University-Kentucky
10172 Linn Station Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40223
(866) 906-9388

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-3081
(270) 769-2371

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
195 School Street
Hyden, Kentucky 41749
(606) 672-2312 x5214

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
1031 Zorn Avenue
Suite 400, Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 410-6200

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education
Gateway Community and Technical College
1025 Amsterdam Rd
Covington, Kentucky 41011
(859) 441-4500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Dr.
Hazard, Kentucky 41701-2402
(606) 436-5721 x73503

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Henderson Community College
2660 S Green St
Henderson, Kentucky 42420-4699
(270) 827-1867

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Hopkinsville Community College
720 North Dr
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241-2100
(270) 707-3700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
ITT Technical Institute-Lexington
2473 Fortune Dr - Suite 180
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
(859) 246-3300

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technical Institute-Louisville
10509 Timberwood Cir
Louisville, Kentucky 40223-5392
(502) 327-7424

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Jefferson Community and Technical College
109 E Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Kentucky Christian University
100 Academic Pky
Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
855 Hwy 541
Vancleve, Kentucky 41385-0010
(606) 693-5000 x100

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
(502) 597-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Kentucky Wesleyan College
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
(270) 926-3111

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson St
Columbia, Kentucky 42728-1223
(270) 384-2126

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Louisville Bible College
8013 Damascus Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40228-2472
(502) 231-5221

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Madisonville Community College
2000 College Drive
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431-9199
(270) 821-2250

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Maysville Community and Technical College
1755 U.S. 68
Maysville, Kentucky 41056
(606) 759-7141 x0

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Mid-Continent University
99 Powell Rd E
Mayfield, Kentucky 42066-9007
(270) 247-8521

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Midway College
512 E. Stephens St
Midway, Kentucky 40347-1120
(859) 846-4421

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Morehead State University
150 University Blvd
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
1.800.585.6781

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Murray State University
218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
(859) 572-5100

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Owensboro Community and Technical College
4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
(270) 686-4400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Saint Catharine College
2735 Bardstown Rd
Saint Catharine, Kentucky 40061
(859) 336-5082

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Somerset Community College
808 Monticello Street
Somerset, Kentucky 42501-2973
(877) 629-9722

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
700 College Rd
Cumberland, Kentucky 40823
(606) 589-2145

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Spalding University
845 S. Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2188
(502) 585-9911

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Spencerian College
4627 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, Kentucky 40216
(502) 447-1000

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Sullivan University
2100 Gardiner Lane Ste. 220
Louisville, KY, 40205
1-866-755-7887

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
  • Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40280-0001
(800) 626-5525

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Union College
310 College St
Barbourville, Kentucky 40906-1499
(606) 546-4151

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Union College-Bennett Center
300 Bennett Cir
London, Kentucky 40741-2839
(606) 546-1683

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
University of Kentucky
Lexington
Kentucky 40506-0032
(859) 257-9000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
University of the Cumberlands
6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769
(606) 549-2200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380
(270) 554-9200 x0

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges