President: Dr. Jeff K. Metcalf
Enrollment: 687 (591 undergraduate)
Student-faculty ratio: 12 to 1
KCU is Authentic. | Kentucky Christian University is a private university in the beautiful foothills of Eastern Kentucky. Since 1919, KCU has been transforming the minds and hearts of students through academic excellence and leadership development. Student life intentionally integrates faith, student activities, and education in a way that allows students to find their purpose.
Recognition | KCU is regionally accredited and awards baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Top College of the South” and is a distinguished Partner for youth leadership development with the US Congressional Award.
Academics | Students choose from dozens of bachelors and graduate degree programs ranging from vocational ministry, education, nursing and business. In keeping with the KCU guiding principles of “Christ, Character, and Career,” each education program includes biblical studies which reinforces our promotion of Christian leaders in the workplace.
Student Life | Students may come to KCU without many friends, but they won’t leave that way. From football and basketball games, weekly chapel services, concerts, and the campus coffee house, KCU is the ideal place to build friendships that will last a lifetime and positively impact your mind and spirit.
Go Knights! | KCU offers many intercollegiate sports teams for athletes, plus cheerleading and Marching Band. Teams include football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and cross country.
Campus | Known as “The Heart of the Parks”, KCU’s 110-acre campus is located in the scenic Appalachian Mountains and has three state parks within 20 minutes of campus which offer hiking, golf, mountain biking, camping, boating and more.
Alumni | KCU is a bridge to your future career and offers a lifetime of support and relationship with thousands of graduates ministering and working on every continent. Alumni stand with you to provide opportunities for professional association, internships, advice, and mentorships to support student goals.