68,104 students are enrolled in higher education programs in Southeast Kentucky.
Colleges & Universities
University Center of Southern Kentucky
The University Center of Southern Kentucky is a consortium of post-secondary educational institutions bringing bachelor’s degrees and educational opportunities close to home in Southern Kentucky. Provides several pathways and delivery methods for students to earn a four-year degree from partnering universities in Kentucky on the campus of Somerset Community College. After completing a two year degree at SCC, students will be able to choose from the partnering university of their choice and have access to student support services to complete a four year bachelor’s degree at the Somerset campus. Current partnering universities include EKU, Lindsey Wilson College, MSU, UK and WKU.
University Center of the Mountains
The University Center of the Mountains (UCM) is a consortium of postsecondary educational institutions bringing bachelors and masters degrees and educational opportunities close to home in southeastern Kentucky on the Hazard Community & Technical College Campus. The UCM has 11 partners and features 38 bachelors degrees, 35 masters degrees and 7 doctoral degrees. Students can earn these degrees from partner institutions like Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Union College and University of the Cumberlands. Since 2004 more than 1,300 degrees (bachelors and/or masters) have been earned by eastern Kentuckians working through the UCM partners and student resources.