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Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers.
While the University remains primarily committed to serving students from Appalachia, it encourages and welcomes students from all regions and cultural backgrounds. The University of Pikeville provides an opportunity for students to receive a quality education that focuses on the development of the whole person, including the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical dimensions.
The University of Pikeville offers associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for a variety of professions or careers. The undergraduate curriculum rests on a broad liberal arts foundation, emphasizing communicative and quantitative skills; independent thinking; tolerance of diverse points of view; cultural, historical and ethical awareness; and preparation for leadership, civic responsibility and lifelong learning. The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine provides graduate students with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care, encourages research, promotes lifelong scholarly activity and produces graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of communities in eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian regions.
The University of Pikeville is committed to enhancing the educational, cultural and economic opportunities for Appalachia through quality academic and continuing education programs as well as involvement in community service and humanitarian efforts.