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 56,000 students and play a critical role in Kentucky’s postsecondary education system, awarding nearly 11,000 degrees annually.

AIKCU’s diverse members include Kentucky’s 18 nonprofit, non-tax supported (independent) 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.

AIKCU COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic is prompting unprecedented disruption to higher education across the country. AIKCU members have been planning for weeks and are all now adjusting their operations — in accordance with CDC and Kentucky guidelines — to respond to the rapidly evolving public health emergency.

Visit our dedicated AIKCU COVID-19 microsite: aikcucovid19.org


AIKCU launches Workforce Development Advisory Council

Leaders in business, education, and public sectors make up initial appointees FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2020) — The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) has announced the creation of a new Workforce Development Advisory Council to advise the organization on public policy and market-based solutions to Kentucky’s education and workforce needs. Initial members …

Op-ed: Kentucky Private Colleges are Changing the Lives of Low-income Students

The following is an op-ed authored by Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) President OJ Oleka, PhD. Setting the benchmark of your first 100 days is a good measure for most leaders. It is in those first few months that you get to set the vision, organize your team, and set out to …