CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Kentucky 2018 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-ky/
To identify the Best Colleges in Kentucky for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Kentucky students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Bluegrass State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Alice Lloyd College - Pippa Passes, KY
Asbury University - Wilmore, KY
Bellarmine University - Louisville, KY
Berea College - Berea, KY
Brescia University - Owensboro, KY
Campbellsville University - Campbellsville, KY
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY
Centre College - Danville, KY
Georgetown College - Georgetown, KY
Kentucky Christian University - Grayson, KY
Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College - Owensboro, KY
Morehead State University - Morehead, KY
Murray State University - Murray, KY
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY
Thomas More College - Crestview Hills, KY
Transylvania University - Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY
From its settling as a territory and its beginning as a state, Kentucky was always a complex place, a mix of Southern, Northern, Midwestern, and Appalachian cultures that formed into its own proud, often headstrong mixture. The birthplace of both the Union and Confederate presidents, and the only slave state to remain in the Union, Kentucky has always just been itself. Only a fiercely independent state could have invented both its own signature liquor (Kentucky bourbon) and a whole genre of music named for it (bluegrass music). And while Kentucky remains a largely agricultural region that makes most of its income from natural resources, energy, and manufacturing, it is also an image of how the Great Plains and Appalachians are transitioning from their pasts into the future - especially is education.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "the best colleges and universities in Kentucky have played a big role in developing the commonwealth's uncommon personality." "Some of Kentucky's highest-ranked liberal arts colleges, including Transylvania University and Georgetown College, stretch back to the earliest days of the United States and before," Sealey-Morris explains, while "others, like Centre College and Berea College, were intended to break boundaries and build progressive leadership, setting Kentucky on a path to cultural and social influence." Alongside all of Kentucky's excellent liberal arts and Christian colleges, "Kentucky has developed an impressive system of public regional universities" that have the social and civic responsibility to "meet the growing needs of Kentucky's high school graduates, professional students, and working adults." Whether they are focused on career training, research, or professionalization, Kentucky's colleges and universities "have maintained an emphasis on practical education in the fields that Kentucky's people need the most, earning reputations for excellence, value, and social improvement."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.
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