Four-Year Colleges & Universities Within 60 Miles of Richmond
Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.
Total Enrollments: 69,624
|N/A||Eastern Kentucky University||Richmond||16,305|
|22||Asbury Theological Seminary||Wilmore||1,470|
|23||Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center||Lexington||N/A|
|23||ITT Technical Institute, Lexington Campus||Lexington||348|
|23||Lexington Theological Seminary||Lexington||87|
|23||Sullivan University, Lexington Campus||Lexington||N/A|
|23||University of Kentucky||Lexington||29,203|
|27||Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus||Danville||N/A|
|29||Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling||Mt. Sterling||N/A|
|44||Kentucky State University||Frankfort||1,895|
|50||Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus||Manchester||N/A|
|56||Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus||Corbin||N/A|
|56||Morehead State University||Morehead||11,052|
|57||Morehead State University at West Liberty||West Liberty||N/A|
Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles. Denotes enrollment for the entire institutions, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for the specified campuses.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
Two-Year Colleges Within 60 Miles of Richmond
Institutions engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level.
Target Enrollments: 19,027
|N/A||American National University – Richmond KY Campus||Richmond||N/A|
|18||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Winchester – Clark County Campus||Winchester||N/A|
|23||American National University - Lexington KY Campus||Lexington||979|
|23||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Cooper Campus||Lexington||10,952|
|23||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Leestown Campus||Lexington||N/A|
|23||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Regency Campus||Lexington||N/A|
|23||Spencerian College, Lexington Campus||Lexington||101|
|27||American National University – Danville KY Campus||Danville||N/A|
|27||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Danville Campus||Danville||N/A|
|39||Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus||Lawrenceburg||N/A|
|44||Maysville Community and Tech College, Licking Valley Campus||Cynthiana||N/A|
|44||Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus||London||N/A|
|46||Somerset Community College, Casey Center||Liberty||N/A|
|49||Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus||Somerset||† 6,995|
|51||Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Springfield Campus||Springfield||N/A|
|52||Hazard Community and Technical College, Lees College Campus||Jackson||N/A|
|56||Maysville Community and Technical College, Rowan Campus||Morehead||N/A|
Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles. Denotes enrollment for the entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for the specified campus.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
Kentucky Technical Schools Within 60 Miles of Richmond, 2014 to 2015
Total Enrollments: 11,551
|N/A||Madison County ATC||Richmond||726||N/A||726|
|18||Garrard County ATC||Lancaster||250||N/A||250|
|18||Jessamine Career and Tech Center||Nicholasville||1755||N/A||1755|
|18||Clark County ATC||Winchester||680||N/A||680|
|23||Eastside Technical Center||Lexington||645||N/A||645|
|23||Southside Technical Center||Lexington||478||N/A||478|
|25||Lincoln County ATC||Stanford||254||N/A||254|
|26||Rockcastle County ATC||Mount Vernon||424||N/A||424|
|27||Jackson County ATC||McKee||354||N/A||354|
|29||Montgomery County ATC||Mt. Sterling||497||N/A||497|
|30||Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC||Harrodsburg||238||N/A||238|
|34||Lee County ATC||Beattyville||264||N/A||264|
|35||Elkhorn Crossing School||Georgetown||930||N/A||930|
|44||Harrison County ATC||Cynthiana||456||N/A||456|
|44||Franklin County Career and Technical Center||Frankfort||763||N/A||763|
|46||Casey County ATC||Liberty||390||N/A||390|
|50||Clay County ATC||Manchester||250||N/A||250|
|52||Breathitt County ATC||Jackson||385||N/A||385|
|54||Marion County ATC||Lebanon||594||N/A||594|
|57||Morgan County ATC||West Liberty||549||N/A||549|
Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance; not highway miles. Kentucky Tech’s secondary schools, called Area Technology Centers (ATCs), are administered by the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE), an agency within the KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department for Workforce Investment. Other secondary schools are operated locally by public school districts. Secondary student enrollment is listed under Sec, and post-secondary student enrollment is listed under P/S.
Source: KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; KY Department of Education.
Bluegrass State Skills Corporation – The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) was established in 1984 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an independent, de jure corporation to stimulate economic development through customized business and industry-specific skills training programs. The BSSC works with business and industry and Kentucky’s educational institutions to establish programs of skills training. The BSSC is attached to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for administrative purposes, in recognition of the relationship between economic development and skills training efforts. The BSSC is comprised of two economic development tools, matching grants and recently authorized Skills Training Investment Tax Credit. The BSSC grant program is available to new, expanding, and existing businesses and industries. Eligible training activities include pre-employment skills training and assessment; entry-level skills upgrade and occupational upgrade training; train-the-trainer travel; and capacity building. The Skills Training Investment Credit Act provides credits to existing businesses for skills upgrade training.
Information on other customized training, assessment services, and adult education services can be obtained by contacting the local economic development agency.
The data was updated in July 2016. For the most up-to-date information, check ThinkKentucky.com at Education and Training.
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), a regional, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education, and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
EKU has consecutively ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” according to Forbes, the popular business magazine. EKU has the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (CEDET) that helps businesses, industries, organizations, and communities throughout the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center at EKU offers a variety of counseling, training, and information programs and services to existing and potential small business owners. Their planning and consulting services are provided without charge.
Training workshops are offered at low to no cost. EKU Continuing Education & Outreach-Workforce Education provides quality professional development and training opportunities throughout Kentucky. Workforce Education draws upon the expertise of faculty, area business leaders, and professional trainers to develop and deliver programs tailored to meet the current economic needs of business and industry. EKU’s Department of Workforce Education is also home to an OSHA Training Institute Education Center — one of five Education Centers serving the eight states of Region IV.
In the fall of 2011, EKU opened the state-of-the-art Broadway-quality Center for the Arts with 2,100 seats. The Center has already booked headline attractions including “Mamma Mia”, “Spamalot”, Willie Nelson, Moscow Festival Ballet, Blue Man Group, Celtic Woman, ZZ Top, and The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and many more entertaining acts.
Other Education Sources
The University of Kentucky (UK) is the Commonwealth’s principal research institution located in Lexington. As part of the UK’s service mission to Kentucky, several programs have been established to aid in economic development including an industrial extension program. Bluegrass Community Technical College is a post-secondary vocation institution located in Lexington offering career training in the areas of Business, Allied Health, and Technical Education. Other Colleges and Universities in the Region are the National College of Business, Kentucky State University, Georgetown College, Asbury University, Berea College, Midway College, Centre College, and Transylvania University.