These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Kentucky For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Kentucky has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in KY, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Kentucky.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Kentucky:

  1. Georgetown College
  2. Thomas More College
  3. University of Kentucky
  4. Bellarmine University
  5. Kentucky Wesleyan College
  6. University of Louisville
  7. Spalding University
  8. Northern Kentucky University
  9. Berea College
  10. Midway University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Kentucky has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Kentucky For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 23 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Kentucky that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Georgetown College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Kentucky.’

1. Georgetown College

Georgetown College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Georgetown
Employed: 92.54%

2. Thomas More College

Thomas More College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Crestview Hills
Employed: 92.27%

3. University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lexington
Employed: 91.14%

4. Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Louisville
Employed: 90.56%

5. Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Owensboro
Employed: 89.42%

6. University of Louisville

University of Louisville

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Louisville
Employed: 89.28%

7. Spalding University

Spalding University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Louisville
Employed: 88.99%

8. Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Highland Heights
Employed: 88.74%

9. Berea College

Berea College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Berea
Employed: 88.69%

10. Midway University

Midway University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Midway
Employed: 88.11%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Kentucky

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Kentucky, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Kentucky by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Kentucky

Rank College Employed
1 Georgetown College 92.54%
2 Thomas More College 92.27%
3 University of Kentucky 91.14%
4 Bellarmine University 90.56%
5 Kentucky Wesleyan College 89.42%
6 University of Louisville 89.28%
7 Spalding University 88.99%
8 Northern Kentucky University 88.74%
9 Berea College 88.69%
10 Midway University 88.11%
11 Western Kentucky University 87.94%
12 Asbury University 87.79%
13 University of the Cumberlands 87.61%
14 Campbellsville University 87.5%
15 Murray State University 87.37%
16 Kentucky Christian University 87.13%
17 Eastern Kentucky University 86.82%
18 Kentucky State University 86.23%
19 Alice Lloyd College 85.39%
20 Lindsey Wilson College 83.28%
21 Morehead State University 83.19%
22 Union College 81.45%
23 University of Pikeville 81.06%
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