University of Kentucky

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Coordinates: 38°02′N 84°30′W / 38.033°N 84.500°W / 38.033; -84.500

University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Kentuckiensis
MottoUnited We Stand, Divided We Fall
TypeFlagship
Public
Land-grant
Established1865; 155 years ago (1865)
Academic affiliations
APLU
ORAU
SURA
Endowment$1.407 billion (2019)[1]
PresidentEli Capilouto
ProvostDavid W. Blackwell
Administrative staff
14,167 (2018–19)[2]
Students30,546 (2019–20)[3]
Undergraduates22,277 (2019–20)[3]
Postgraduates7,166 (2019–20)[3]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban, 784 acres (3.17 km2)[4]
ColorsBlue and White[5]
         
NicknameWildcats
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division ISEC
Mascot"The Wildcat," "Scratch"[6][7]
Websitewww.uky.edu
University of Kentucky logo.svg

The University of Kentucky (UK or UKY) is a public research university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky,[8] the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University) and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of fall 2019.[3]

The institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, and four professional programs.[9][needs update] It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[10] According to the National Science Foundation, Kentucky spent $393 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 63rd in the nation.[11]

The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus. The largest is the William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences, humanities, and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997. The directive mandated that the university become a Top 20 public research institution, in terms of an overall ranking, to be determined by the university itself, by the year 2020.[12]

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Quick Facts". University of Kentucky. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Enrollment & Demographics". University of Kentucky. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Fact Booklet 2006–2007" (PDF). University of Kentucky. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2007.
  5. ^ Primary Color Palette. UK Graphic Standards. University of Kentucky. April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference UK TRAD was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site – Traditions". Ukathletics.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference UK_HIS1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ "Consolidated Financial Statements" (PDF). University of Kentucky. June 30, 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 15, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2007.
  10. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". carnegieclassifications.iu.edu. Center for Postsecondary Education. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "Table 20. Higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2018 R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18". ncsesdata.nsf.gov. National Science Foundation. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference TOP20_why was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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