University of Kentucky (UK)

The University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution established in 1865. UK offers more than 200 degree programs across its 16 colleges and schools. The most popular majors at UK include Biology, Psychology, Nursing and Accounting. UK also features an African American and Africana Studies Department. This degree field explores the study of African culture and migration. On campus, students can participate in more than 300 registered groups and organizations. Some of the groups geared toward African-American students include Black Law Students Association, National Society of Black Engineers, and eight of the National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities. The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With its nine core values including Integrity, Excellence and Academic Freedom, UK is dedicated to improving lives through excellence in education, research, creative work, service and health care.

Location: Lexington, KY

Type of Institution: Four-year, land-grant university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $4,838

     • Out-of-State: $9,932

Size: 27,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 51%

Percentage of Women: 49%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Degrees Offered: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Agriculture; Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Communication and Information; Dentistry; Design; Education; Engineering; Fine Arts; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health; Social Work; International Affairs; Public Policy and Administration; Diplomacy and International Commerce 

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, graduate and family housing

Groups and Organizations:

     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African Student Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Union, Black Voices Gospel Choir,  Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, Minority Educator’s Association, National Association of Black Accountants, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society of Black Engineers

City Life: Farmland, horse races, museums, art galleries, farmers markets, horse parks, horseback riding, brewing companies, distilleries 

Famous Black Alumni: Marquis Teague, Darius Miller