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Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher education in Kentucky consists of a variety of colleges and universities, along with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Students seek higher education for many different reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is because students who take part in higher education can earn more money than those with a high school education.

How can I apply for higher education?
The first step is to have a plan in place to make the transition into higher education, and to decide on the school(s) of interest. Each college has its own admissions criteria and timelines. Contact your child’s IEP Coordinator or the KY Department of Education.
KY Department of Education (KDE) Division of Learning Services: (502) 564-4970

What services are available in higher education?
There are some differences in services in higher education from high school. Students must meet eligibility criteria of the college.

Eastern Kentucky University
General Info: (859) 622-1000
Disability Services: (859) 622-2933
EKU Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Kentucky Community & Technical College System
General Info: (855) 465-2827
KCTCS Disability Services

University of Kentucky
General Info: (859) 257-9000
Disability Services: (859) 257-2754
UK Disability Resource Center

University of Louisville
General Info: (502) 852-5555
Disability Services: (502) 852-6938
UofL Disability Resource Center

Western Kentucky University
General Info: (270) 745-0111
Disability Services: (270) 745-5004
Student Accessibility Resource Center

Kentucky State University
General Info: (502) 597-6000
Disability Services: (502) 597-6277
KSU Disability Resources

Morehead State University
General Info: (606) 783-2221
Disability Services: (606) 783-5188
Morehead State University Disability Services

Murray State University
General Info: (270) 809-3011
Disability Services: (270) 809-2018
Murray State Student Disability Services

Northern Kentucky University
General Info: (859) 572-5100
Disability Services: (859) 572-6373
NKU Disability Services

(502) 564-4970 – KY Department of Education Division of Learning Services