Higher Education Institutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATA College has provided quality instruction, training, and career placement for men and women in the allied health fields for over ten years. Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, ATA is dedicated to helping students achieve success. The ATA College, Louisville, KY campus offers valuable, hands-on instruction that prepares students with real-world skills that let them step into an in-demand career in the healthcare field. ATA College offers day and evening classes, financial aid for those who qualify, and, graduate career placement assistance to help graduates get exactly where they want to go in their career!
The mission of Mid-America College of Funeral Service is to provide a contemporary education for those having chosen funeral service as their life’s work that will enable the student to become a successful entry-level funeral service practitioner. Today, Mid-America College proudly continues to provide a timely learning experience for its students, with a foundation firmly rooted in a century of tradition established by its predecessors–the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1895, and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, founded in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905.
Louisville Seminary will provide students with an outstanding theological and practical education that prepares them for service in a pluralistic society with a focus on retaining excellent faculty who form students in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives, and support faculty and students in creative and rigorous scholarship opportunities, through grant writing, sabbaticals, and any other means of support. Louisville Seminary will encourage those faculty who are called to research to do that work well. This institution celebrates, publicizes, and supports the research, writing, and scholarship of members of the Louisville Seminary community.
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.
Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, Christian institution that offers non-credit technical programs, along with certificates, associates, undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity, and professional preparation within a caring environment.
Boasting several degree options and certifications, including the Master of Science in Information Technology Management, CU hopes you will find your calling. In addition to being ranked as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges, and a top Kentucky and southern institution in accredited national and world university rankings like the U.S. News & World Report, Campbellsville University is also a Military Friendly School, an NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Institution and has been named to President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service.
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.
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.
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.
Northwood University in Louisville KY prepares students to graduate with real-world practice, a head start on their careers, and grounded with values and perspectives that guide lifelong learning and success. Plus, since major classes start during the freshman year, students will be ready for internships after year one. Internships typically lead to higher starting salary offers from employers because the internship experience is valuable. Applying Northwood curriculum, students will be able to immediately make an impact for their employer and earn better opportunities. While Northwood University identifies as a small university, the institution has a large business school and often ranks national top-ten in organizations like DECA, Business Professionals of America and Mock Trial.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is comprised of three separate schools — two premier graduate schools and an undergraduate college, and is a private, not-for-profit institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. This institution offers a number of different degree programs and concentrations so that students can prepare for the ministry.
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.
Western Kentucky University (Elizabethtown Campus) is a student-centered, applied research university that is dedicated to making sure students achieve their goals and graduate with skills for success. In addition to graduating with a diploma, students will enter the real world with experience that makes them stand out above the rest. WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business, and our award-winning speech and debate team. More than 18,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro, and the Elizabethtown area.
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.
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.
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.
Louisville Bible College is a private, co-educational college located in southeast Louisville, KY that educates preachers and other Christian leaders for Christ’s Church. The college is authorized to grant degrees in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a religious institution with a letter on file with the Council on Postsecondary Education.
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