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September 7, 2021

Earnings after College, Career Services Used to Determine Top Two-Year, Four-Year Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 11, 2017 –Leading higher education provider, has announced its ranking of Kentucky’s Best Colleges for 2017. The site used a data-driven analysis to evaluate the top two- and four-year schools in the state to determine which offered the best overall program quality and student services. 28 four-year schools were ranked, with Georgetown College, Berea College, Bellarmine University, Transylvania University and Centre College coming in on top. 16 two-year schools were also highlighted, with West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Gateway Community and Technical College, Maysville Community and Technical College and Henderson Community College in the top five. A full school list is included below.

“Students in Kentucky have a lot of in-state college options,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “To make their selection process easier, we’ve pinpointed the top schools in the state to show where they can find the best educational foundations for their dream careers.”

Schools on Kentucky’s “Best Colleges” leaderboard must meet specific base requirements to be included: all hold regional accreditation, not-for-profit standing, and offer at least 10 total programs. Individual scoring is established based on additional criteria that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and more.

For full details on each school’s individual scores and methodology and data used to compile the “Best Colleges in Kentucky” list, visit:

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Kentucky for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Brescia University
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Georgetown College
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Midway College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Saint Catharine College
  • Spalding University
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Western Kentucky University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Kentucky for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Ashland Community and Technical College
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Hazard Community and Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


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