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Kentucky Colleges and Universities

Who knew that beyond the Kentucky Derby and the country singer-breeding ground of Louisville, lays a state perfect for pursuing a career in manufacturing, service, agriculture, or animal science, all beginning with the educational offerings of Kentucky colleges and universities?

The Newport Aquarium is home to 11,000 marine animals. The structure is a marvel for design majors, with its 200 feet of clear tunnels that puts you face-to-face with many a sea creature. It's also a great place for those wishing to pursue marine biology to get their feet wet. Additionally, the state's vast farmland provides a wealth of opportunity for those studying agriculture at universities in Kentucky. The state produces everything from fruits and vegetables to livestock and landscaping plants.

The Bluegrass State's soil is rich and so is its history, as agriculture and history students at Kentucky colleges will attest. The land has bared witness to history through the ages, from the early explorers to the Civil War. Located in America's heartland, Kentucky colleges and universities are a delight to those who not only want to learn history, but see firsthand where it took place.

If you're looking for your educational experience to be slightly more urban, Kentucky universities can deliver. The northern tip of the state, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati is a rapidly growing area. Tourists and locals visit regularly the plethora of riverfront restaurants and hotels that provide spectacular views of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline. These are also popular ways for students at Kentucky colleges to take a break from the books. Looking to whet your appetite in culinary arts or hotel and restaurant management? Universities in Kentucky are quickly giving other popular educational destinations a run for their money.

Also located in Northern Kentucky is the town of Covington. This surprising mix of shops, antiques stores, restaurants, art galleries, and neighborhood bars is a great place to learn the ins and outs of merchandising Kentucky colleges provide an interesting alternative to New York and Los Angeles.

Number of Kentucky Colleges and Universities: 76

Cool Events Abound at Universities in Kentucky

  • Free and public chamber music series are performed at Kentucky universities.

  • Kentucky colleges and universities host MathCounts competitions.

  • Speakers are invited to attend universities in Kentucky to speak during Black History Month and other important dates.

  • Homecoming events bring back alum young and old to reminisce and support the athletes of Kentucky universities.

  • Students and communities come together at Kentucky universities to view contemporary sculpture exhibitions.

  • Financial Aid for Students at Kentucky Colleges
    State Aid Agency: KHEAA Student Aid Branch\
    College Prepaid/Savings Program: Education Savings Plan Trust (Savings/Investment Program) Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (Prepaid Tuition Program)

    Popular College Majors - Health and Allied Services, Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Commerce, and Social Sciences and History.
    Source: College Bound Seniors 2005, The College Board