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"Enter to Learn and Out to Serve", Kentucky State University, the most diverse institution in the Commonwealth, provides a comprehensive education that will not only provide a degree, but will prepare you for a lifetime of learning. Small classes and accessible faculty make Kentucky State a great place to learn and grow. KSU offers its students a wide variety of great degree options. The University’s student-faculty ratio is the lowest among public institutions of higher learning in Kentucky, whereby providing the mentoring and nurturing support for student success.

Kentucky State University was chartered in May 1886 earning the distinction as the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the state of Kentucky. KSU became a land-grant college in 1890, Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the state capital, KSU offers associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and master’s degrees and the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The university’s 882-acre campus includes a 204-acre agricultural research farm and a 306-acre environmental education center. The University’s student-faculty ratio is the lowest among public institutions of higher learning in Kentucky. And boasts of the most diverse most diverse populations in the Commonwealth. Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 land-grant University, affords opportunity and access for all student populations to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research, and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Kentucky State University is committed to keeping its legacy of service by proactively engaging the community in partnerships and civic activity driven by the objective of positively impacting the quality of life of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Living in the Thorobred Community

We, the Kentucky State University community, are committed to: *Access and opportunity to quality public higher education. *Quality teaching and learning. *Opportunities for individuals to realize their full potential. *The rigors, joys, and fulfillment of intellectual discovery. *Supportive and collegial relationships. *Respect for diversity and individual differences. *Service to a multi-faceted global society.

Kentucky State University is a comprehensive institution that effectively utilizes its resources to create an exceptional learning community. An involved faculty and staff prepare creative, visionary leaders who find meaning and purpose in the classroom, within a vibrant campus life, and through community service. KSU offers quality academic and leadership experiences in which students are encouraged to learn, lead, and serve. The University’s location in the capital city providing students access to varied government opportunities. Likewise, the location of our campus provides regional access to partnerships and internships throughout Kentucky. Its public-service emphasis infuses students with community spirit. Here, students experience one-on-one interaction with faculty. The university’s library and labs further enhance their learning experience. Our residential halls provide a home away from home. As well, our athletics, fine Arts, cultural programs, Student Government Association, and other student organizations contribute to an all-around enriching, supportive, and stimulating campus environment.