Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Overview of Kentucky Institutions

Kentucky's postsecondary education system encompasses nine public institutions and numerous independent institutions.

State-supported institutions
Institutions Licensed to Operate in Kentucky
  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Asbury University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Brescia University
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Georgetown College
    (conditional license with CPE)
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
    (conditional license with CPE)
  • Lexington Theological Seminary
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Midway University
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Spalding University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of Pikeville
    (conditional license with CPE – Doctor of Optometry program)

Other licensed, in-state, non-profit, independent institutions

  • Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
  • Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training
  • College of the Scriptures
  • Employment Solutions
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky

Licensed, in-state, for-profit institutions

  • American National University of Kentucky, Inc. d/b/a American National University
  • Daymar College (Daymar Learning, Inc. d/b/a Daymar College)
  • Spencerian College
  • Sullivan University
  • Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Out-of-state institutions licensed to operate in Kentucky*

  • American National University – Online
  • American Sentinel University - Online
  • Arizona State University - Online
  • Ashford University - Online
  • Ball State University - Online
  • Beckfield College
  • Belhaven University - Online
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Bluefield College - Online
  • Boise State University - Online
  • Boston University
  • Bradley University - Online
  • Brown Mackie College - Louisville - Fern Valley 
  • Brown Mackie College -  Northern Kentucky
  • California State University-Northridge - Online
  • Campbell University
  • Capella University - Online
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing - Online
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - Online
  • Collins Career Technical Center
  • Columbia Southern University - Online
  • Concordia University-Portland - Online
  • Daniel Webster College - Online 
  • Daymar College (Draughons Junior College, Inc. d/b/a Daymar College)
  • DeVry University - Online 
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Everest University - South Orlando - Online
    (conditional license with CPE
  • Everest University - Tampa - Online
    (conditional license with CPE
  • Franklin University - Online
  • Galen College of Nursing - Online
  • George Washington University - Online
  • Georgetown University - Online
  • Gonzaga University - Online
  • Grand Canyon University - Online
  • Grantham University - Online
  • Harrison College - Online
  • Hondros College - Online
  • Illinois Central College
  • Independence University - Online
  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Johns Hopkins University - Online
  • Johnson University
  • Kaplan University - Online
  • Lee University - Louisville Extension
  • Liberty University - Online
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Loyola University New Orleans - Louisville
  • McKendree University
  • Marshall University
  • Maryville University - Online
  • Michigan State University - Online
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • National American University - Online
  • National University – Online
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University - Online
  • Northwood University
  • Oakland City University - Dixon
  • Ohio University
  • Oregon State University - Online
  • Ottawa University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Pennsylvania State University - Online
  • Post University - Online
  • Regis University - Online
  • Rush University
  • St. Catherine University - Online 
  • Sacred Heart University - Online
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine - Online
  • Saint Louis University
  • Samford University – Online
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - Online
  • Shawnee Community College
  • Simmons College - Online
  • Sinclair Community College - Online
  • South University – Online
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Online
  • Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
  • Strayer University
  • SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary - Online
  • Troy University - Online
  • Union Institute and University - Online
  • United Theological Seminary - Online 
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham - Online
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • University of Charleston
  • University of Cincinnati - Online
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University Minnesota-Twin Cities - Online
  • University of Missouri - Online
  • University of Nebraska - Online
  • University of New England - Online
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Online
  • University of Phoenix - Louisville
  • University of South Alabama- Online
  • University of Southern California - Online
  • University of Southern Indiana - Online
  • University of Texas at El Paso - Online
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout - Online
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walden University - Online
  • Wayland Baptist University - Online
  • Webster University
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia University - Online
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Governors University - Online
  • Xavier University

* Please note: CPE may not license every program listed on an out-of-state institution's Web site. Please check CPE's Inventory of Approved Academic Programs or contact CPE if you want to know if a specific program is approved in Kentucky.

 

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RELIGIOUS IN-STATE COLLEGES WITH AN EXEMPTION ON FILE

The following religious, in-state colleges may operate or solicit in Kentucky per 13 KAR 1:020 Section 2(7)

  • Anglican School of Divinity
  • Bethlehem Outdoor College
  • Commonwealth Baptist College
  • Commonwealth Christian College
  • Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Grace Bible College
  • George W Dupee Bible Institute
  • Green House Ministries
  • Hopkinsville College of the Bible
  • International College of Chaplains
  • Kentuckiana Bible College
  • Life Christian University of Frankfort
  • Louisville Bible College
  • Life College Inc.
  • Metropolitan Christian University
  • MOFM Christian University
  • The Pastors College

Last Updated 8/19/2016