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

This spring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) prompted unprecedented disruption to higher education across the country. Keep track of the ways AIKCU members adjusted their operations in response to the public health emergency and now plan to safely reopen by visiting our dedicated AIKCU COVID-19 microsite: aikcucovid19.org


AIKCU Board of Directors issues anti-racism statement

At their June 30, 2020 meeting, the AIKCU Board of Directors approved the following statement: The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) and each of its 18 member institutions strongly and unequivocally condemn racism in any shape, form, or fashion. Higher education is uniquely tasked to create an environment where people of all …