The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities serves as the voice of Kentucky’s private, nonprofit, four-year colleges and universities. AIKCU’s 18 member colleges and universities serve more than 52,000 students and play a critical role in Kentucky’s postsecondary education system, awarding more than 9,000 degrees annually.

AIKCU’s diverse members include Kentucky’s 18 nonprofit, non-tax supported four-year colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education: Alice Lloyd College, Asbury University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Brescia University, Campbellsville University, Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Christian University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Lindsey Wilson College, Midway University, Spalding University, Thomas More University, Transylvania University, Union College, University of the Cumberlands, and the University of Pikeville.


A Stronger Bottom Line Report

Stronger Bottom Line Report CoverThe Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) has released a new report, A Stronger Bottom Line: Comparing Costs, Growth Potential of Kentucky’s Independent Colleges. The report summarizes key findings from an intensive three-year data analysis project to help participating colleges and universities better understand the economics of their academic programs in order to make informed strategic decisions and strengthen their bottom lines.

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Economic Impact

Cover of AIKCU Economic Impact Report - cover imageKentucky’s private nonprofit colleges and universities add $700 million to the Kentucky economy each year and are responsible for creating nearly 10,600 Kentucky jobs, according to The economic role of Kentucky’s nonprofit colleges in the Commonwealth: Annual Economic Impact Estimate, 2014-15.

The report underscores the public benefits that a healthy private college sector provides to the commonwealth, calling the nonprofit private college sector both “one of the greatest economic and social bargains for the residents and taxpayers of Kentucky” and “one of Kentucky’s primary economic engines.”

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