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Universities & Colleges in Kentucky

University City
University of Kentucky Lexington
University of Louisville Louisville
Centre College Danville
Berea College Berea
Transylvania University Lexington
Asbury University Wilmore
Bellarmine University Louisville
Georgetown College Georgetown
Brescia University Owensboro
Morehead State University Morehead
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond
Murray State University Murray
Spalding University Louisville
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg
Thomas More College Crestview Hills
Midway College Midway
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green
Union College Barbourville
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro
Campbellsville University Campbellsville
Kentucky Christian University Grayson
Pikeville College Pikeville
Mid-Continent University Mayfield
Kentucky State University Frankfort
Kentucky Mountain Bible College Vancleve
Louisville Bible College Louisville
Saint Catharine College Saint Catharine
Daymar College-Paducah Main Paducah
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Louisville
Sullivan University Louisville
Daymar College-Bellevue Bellevue
University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus Louisville
Daymar College Bowling Green
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Hyden
Lindsey Wilson College Columbia
Daymar College-Owensboro Campus Owensboro
Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Pineville
National College-Lexington Lexington
Lexington Theological Seminary Lexington
Sullivan College of Technology and Design Louisville
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville
DeVry University-Kentucky Louisville
Beckfield College Florence


Also known as "Bluegrass State" is located in the upper South of the US. This state is the 26th most populous state with a population of 4.3 million. The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort. Kentucky has a humid-subtropical climate where monthly temperature during summers can go as high as 31 degree C, while winters can plummet to -5 degree C.

Major industries
Kentucky chiefly manufactures electrical equipments, food products, automobiles, nonelectrical machinery, chemicals, and apparel. Printing and publishing along with tourism is an important sector here. This state also is the major producers of coal in the USA. Kentucky is even home to five fortune 500 companies namely Humana Inc., General Cable, Ashland, Yum Brands and Kindred Healthcare.

Cost of living
The cost of living in Kentucky is lesser than the national average. Hence, you can live a great life at a low cost in Kentucky. An average person earns $39,000, which is short by $8,000 when compared to the US average annual salary.

Kentucky provides an improved education system with 31 public and 45 private four year higher educational institutions. Some of the top notch universities in Kentucky are University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Eastern Kentucky University etc. The courses of study here include Arts and Humanities, Business and social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Engineering, Technology, Language and Cultural Studies etc. Colleges in Kentucky are spread across the state- from countryside to urban cities like Lexington, Louisville to name a few.

The total number of international students in the state is 5111 according to Open Door fact sheet. Almost 1461 international students enrol in the University of Kentucky with most of students from countries china, South Korea, India, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Apart from this, many universities in Kentucky, like the North Kentucky University have expanded international offerings in recent years to include faculty and student exchanges.

Tuition fee
For the University of Kentucky, the In-state tuition and fees is $9,500 (2011-12) and the Out-of-state tuition and fees is $19,000 (2011-12) with almost 94% of students getting financial aid. An international student needs to shell out almost over $14000 as his tuition fees. However, the tuition fees vary depending on the institutes. University of Louisville can be as expensive as $17,000, while Northern Kentucky University can be a low $10,700. There are other economical options like Kentucky State University, which is even cheaper.

For students who find it hard to sustain the education expenses, there are vocational schools also available to earn few bucks. Students can also take up grants, fellowship programs, scholarships in enrolled college or any other part time jobs to suffice their needs. International students might not be eligible for financial assistance from the government.

Top sector for employment
In the recent years, in the state of Kentucky for sectors like transportation, manufacturing, trade, religious organizations, utilities and repair companies, mining and information there has been a significant growth in employment. Apart from this, health care-oriented jobs in clinics, hospitals, etc. have seen a tremendous increase in the jobs offered.

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