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About KSU

Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 land-grant university, affords access to and prepares a diverse student population of traditional and non-traditional students 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 relevant its legacy of service by proactively engaging the community in partnerships on civic projects driven by the objective of positively impacting the quality of life of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Living in the Thorobred Community


Kentucky State University is a comprehensive institution that effectively utilizes its resources to create an exceptional learning community. An involved faculty and staff prepare citizen leaders who find meaning and purpose in the classroom, within a vibrant campus life, and through community service. KSU offers quality academic and extracurricular programs in which students are encouraged to learn, lead, and serve. The University’s location in the capital city gives students access to varied state government internships and other experiences. 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 sports activities, cultural programs, Student Government Association, and other clubs and organizations contribute to an all-around enriching, supportive, and stimulating campus environment.