Higher Education Institutions

Greater Louisville is home to a number of two-year, four-year, and post-graduate higher education institutions offering hundreds of degrees, courses, and programming. If you’re looking for training & certification programs, click here.

Knight School of Welding

Knight School of Welding offers a variety of welding certification classes and completes small welding jobs in the Louisville, KY area. You’ll get hands-on experience with our MIG, STICK, TIG, and pipe welding training programs. We have classes during the day and at night for your convenience, and we charge less than other welding schools. We also support you after your classes and certification with our lifetime employment assistance. We can help you with your employment search, your resume, and preparations for employer welding tests.

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Kentucky School of Phlebotomy

Kentucky School of Phlebotomy is a dynamic educational institution focused on community education and specializing in training for phlebotomy and related health careers. We are committed to teaching the essential fundamentals for starting a career in healthcare. Students gain valuable experience in both hands on skills and understanding the theories essential to practice. Our primary goal is to share our experiences in the field of medicine to produce students whose skills are exceptional and whose understanding of safety is superior. Our school consists of experienced professionals who provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed.

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Prosser Career Education Center

Prosser Career Education Center is committed to providing multiple work-based learning experiences and programs to all students. Prosser offers 26 different exciting Career and Technical programs with work-based learning activities. These programs allow students to collaboratively engage with local employers and Prosser instructors for structured learning experiences. These experiences allow students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and lab to real-world situations. All work-based learning experiences and activities are strategically integrated within the CTE curriculum. Some of this valuable learning will occur within the classroom environment while much of it will occur in a place of business or community organization.

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University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university’s 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the university’s health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

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Jefferson Community & Technical College

Jefferson Community & Technical College is much more than buildings and programs: we’re a community where students find confidence, collaboration, compassion, and success. Whether you’re starting college for the first time or thinking about a career change, we’ve got you covered. We offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates – and we’re here to help you reach your goals. Get started by finding the program that works for you!

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Purdue University Polytechnic Institute

The Purdue University Polytechnic Institute New Albany is a part of the world-class Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. This institution has a variety of degree and class offerings that will allow you to extend your higher education right here in the Greater Louisville area.

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Webster University, Louisville Campus

Webster University helps you take your career to the next level with 60+ undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs! We know our students need flexibility when it comes to the classroom, which is why we offer our programs online or in-person. That means you can take our courses on your schedule so you can balance school with work and life. We offer four-year degrees, accelerated master’s degrees, doctoral programs, certificates, and professional development series — all with more than 160 program offerings and a variety of flexible study options.

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Spalding University

Spalding University is the home for students who want to earn a degree while engaging and serving the community. We put compassion in action every day with our mission-driven focus. We volunteer, teach, advocate, organize and give. Our students are active in the community, using their Spalding education to make the world better. We are a diverse community with a core commitment to inclusion, and we value our students, faculty and staff from all walks of life. Begin your college journey with us and follow your passions. We are a community of learners made up of artists, veterans, activists, parents, religious leaders, LGBTQIA community members and athletes. We are all of these people and more. We have different abilities, ideals, cultures, backgrounds, goals and passions. We cultivate a supportive space for all of our students to learn and grow.

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our education center in Louisville offers a wide range of programs for adults seeking their associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees. Our programs are also available in locations throughout Southern Indiana. Course instruction is provided by faculty members who are academically qualified and bring professional experience to the classroom. Small class sizes encourages team-focused and hands-on learning with real life application. Our adult students find that our rigorous educational programs and collaborative learning environment provide an enhanced academic experience. As an adult seeking to complete your education, we welcome your questions as you consider joining us at IWU in Louisville, Kentucky, or Southern Indiana.

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Sullivan University

Sullivan University has created an environment where students from different places and different stages of life can come together, exchange ideas, and learn and that is what makes Sullivan unique. If you want to attend a school where you will learn through a Career-focused curriculum, work with instructors who are passionate about their fields and who will help you succeed, while also taking the next step toward your future, then Sullivan is the place for you. Sullivan University has certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs available.

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Harrison County Lifelong Learning Center

Harrison County Lifelong Learning partners with several educational institutions and community resources to increase the skills and abilities of local citizens while empowering and enriching their lives in an effort to promote a lifetime of learning. Certification & training programs include CDL Driver Training; Dental Assisting; Medical Assisting; Phlebotomy, and more.

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Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students.

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Simmons College of Kentucky

Simmons College of Kentucky is an institution of biblical higher education dedicated to educating people through strong academic and professional programs, in order that they may become productive citizens and agents of change in society. We are a proud to be Louisville’s only Historically Black College & University (HBCU). We deliver a top-notch, one-on-one educational experience that fosters lifelong success for our graduates. Simmons brings outstanding scholars and growing minds together to challenge the status quo and create a more accessible and equitable world. Simmons’ Black-centric curriculum builds the strength of character and sense of ethical perseverance needed to truly make a difference – no matter the course of study.

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Metropolitan College

Metropolitan College is a Kentucky partnership between UPS, The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College. Participating students get their full-time undergraduate tuition paid to The University of Louisville or Jefferson Community & Technical College as well as fee payment money, bonuses, and other benefits.

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Caris College

Caris College has a mission to provide their students with a solid foundation in their area of study. Whether it’s a career as a medical assistant, dental assistant, veterinary assistant, acute clinical technician, or medical sonographer/ultrasound technician, Caris College strives to give students a well-balanced curriculum in the classroom, and, when appropriate, include laboratory training and supervised clinical experience. Caris College aims to produce superior graduates with the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed both professionally and financially. Their goal is to make Caris College the preferred source of medical career education in the community for our respective fields of study.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College offers associate degrees, short-term certificates, and workforce certifications in fields where workers are needed most, so you can be ready to get started in a career quickly. We meet the students where they are – At Ivy Tech we have the resources, focus, and flexibility to meet students where they are, then walk with them to where they’re going. No two students’ paths to the future look the same. We get that. So, we listen. We support. We guide. With 70+ academic programs and classes in 75+ communities in Indiana—plus online—you’ll be able to find your fit for the next step in your career. And that career will lead you to your better life, every day from graduation on.

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Galen College of Nursing

Galen College of Nursing has programs to cater to those new to nursing or looking to advance their nursing career. Galen College of Nursing’s campus in Louisville, KY offers PN, LPN Bridge, ADN, BSN, and MSN degree programs to meet your highest standards – from experienced faculty to hands-on learning to student support. Our regionally accredited nursing school prepares new nurses to sit for the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® licensure exams.

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Indiana University Southeast

Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus of Indiana University, is a four-year, public, comprehensive university located in New Albany, IN, just across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY. Founded in 1941, it provides high-quality educational programs and services that promote student learning and prepare students for productive citizenship in a diverse society, and that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our region. The campus is home to a diverse and eclectic student community. Besides our core of traditional students who arrive as freshmen straight out of high school or homeschool, nontraditional students such as adult learners and veterans also play a prominent role in shaping campus life. Student involvement is high, with over 100 student groups and organizations.

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Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offers certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in over 30 programs of study including education and human services, allied health, advanced manufacturing, construction and trades, information technology and business and has transfer agreements with many public and private universities so students can complete a bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost. ECTC offers classes in an 8-week format so that students can focus on fewer classes at a time. With small classes sizes, dedicated faculty and staff, along with conveniently located satellite campuses in Springfield, Leitchfield and Fort Knox, ECTC offers a personal experience no matter your educational or career goals.

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Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate Program, University of Louisville

The Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate Program offered by the University of Louisville is workforce-focused and seeks to fill the gap of entry level positions and cybersecurity jobs. The University of Louisville has created a coalition of schools called “Pathways Coalition” to create a Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate program, funded by The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. The Coalition focuses on enhancing student knowledge in cybersecurity foundational courses. Post-graduation, students will have the skillset to begin or grow a career in cybersecurity.

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