Best colleges in Louisville

Gateway to the South

Are you ready to open the gates?

You don't have to know how to race a horse to go to school here. Louisville has more than 24 colleges and universities with thousands of degrees to choose from. Medicine, law, dentistry, business, and more are sure to help you find your calling. There's even an annual Idea Fest, where the intellectually curious join together for celebration. Plus, the cost of living is below the country's average, and many Fortune 500 companies call Louisville their headquarters: GE Consumer & Industrial, PharMerica, and UPS Airlines. All you have to do is choose between all the great schools.

You also have many choices once you're done with your homework. There are over 90 attractions and 2,500 restaurants throughout the city. Theaters, sports, 22-hour bars, the Urban Bourbon Trail, Kentucky Derby, 6,000-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest, and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory make Louisville a unique city for students young and old to live and prosper — without ever getting bored. Find your future in Derby City. Find it in Louisville. meetinglouisville.com greaterlouisville.com citytowninfo.com/places/kentucky/Louisville Wikipedia, "Companies based in Louisville"

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Best Four Year Universities in Louisville

Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University offers 75 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 920 students graduated with students earning 603 Bachelor's degrees, 228 Master's degrees, 83 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Certificates.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

University of Louisville offers 238 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5,169 students graduated with students earning 3,029 Bachelor's degrees, 1,412 Master's degrees, 548 Doctoral degrees, 170 Certificates, and 10 Associate's degrees.

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Spalding University
Louisville, KY

Spalding University offers 58 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 589 students graduated with students earning 285 Master's degrees, 266 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 44 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 593 students graduated with students earning 337 Master's degrees, 140 Doctoral degrees, 83 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Certificates, and 9 Associate's degrees.

Simmons College of Kentucky offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 17 students graduated with students earning 9 Associate's degrees, and 8 Bachelor's degrees.

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville offers 6 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 892 students graduated with students earning 411 Associate's degrees, 364 Bachelor's degrees, and 117 Certificates.

Sullivan University
Louisville, KY

Sullivan University offers 109 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,193 students graduated with students earning 418 Associate's degrees, 272 Master's degrees, 262 Bachelor's degrees, 157 Certificates, and 84 Doctoral degrees.

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 34 students graduated with students earning 24 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 3 students graduated with students earning 3 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Louisville

ATA College
Louisville, KY

ATA College offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 158 students graduated with students earning 86 Associate's degrees, and 72 Certificates.

Jefferson Community and Technical College offers 126 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 3,021 students graduated with students earning 1,791 Certificates, and 1,230 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in Louisville

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Bellarmine University Logo Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
5/5
19 : 1 3,331
University of Louisville Logo University of Louisville Louisville, KY
3/5
22 : 1 21,670
MedQuest College Logo MedQuest College Louisville, KY   18 : 1 410
Spalding University Logo Spalding University Louisville, KY
5/5
18 : 1 1,629
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Logo The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, KY
4/5
78 : 1 4,139
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville Louisville, KY     186
Simmons College of Kentucky Logo Simmons College of Kentucky Louisville, KY
2/5
30 : 1 209
ATA College Logo ATA College Louisville, KY
3/5
33 : 1 332
American College of Barbering Logo American College of Barbering Louisville, KY     97
Ideal Beauty Academy Logo Ideal Beauty Academy Louisville, KY     9
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Logo Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Louisville, KY   33 : 1 2,126
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne Logo Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne Louisville, KY     63
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth Logo Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth Louisville, KY     72
Jefferson Community and Technical College Logo Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
2/5
69 : 1 12,560
Empire Beauty School-Dixie Logo Empire Beauty School-Dixie Louisville, KY     49
Sullivan University Logo Sullivan University Louisville, KY
3/5
21 : 1 3,318
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Logo Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Louisville, KY   10 : 1 152
Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture Logo Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture Louisville, CO   28 : 1 28
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Logo Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Louisville, KY      
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Logo Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Louisville, KY