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Campbellsville ranked in top 100 best regional universities in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ ratings

For the seventh year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released recently. U.S. News and World Report states, “To make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees...

Fall enrollment information reflects significant increase in number of freshmen at Murray State

Enrollment in several key categories reflect increases and continued positive momentum at Murray State University for the 2019-20 academic year. Based on recent data, this year’s entering freshman class of 1,420 students indicates a significant increase of 7.7 percent as of Aug. 27, from the fall 2018 freshman class. By comparison, the fall 2018 freshmen class was down nearly 9 percent from the previous...

EKU online graduate course for teaching program wins 2019 Catalyst Award from Blackboard

An Eastern Kentucky University online course created for the master of arts in teaching program has won a 2019 Catalyst Award from Blackboard, Inc. Esther Tattershall, an instructional designer with the Office of eCampus Learning, and Dr. April Blakely, director of online programs for the College of Education, received the honor in the category of Teaching and Learning for their work on EGC 820 –...

First phase of KentuckyWired project completed, includes Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers have announced a major milestone achievement for the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic network – KentuckyWired. The first portion of the network, known as Ring 1A, is now complete and includes Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Additionally, a key backbone segment from Lexington to Somerset has also been completed, allowing for...

U.S. News & World Report ranks EKU online degree programs among best for eighth consecutive year

For the eighth consecutive year, EKU Online degree programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Eastern Kentucky University ranked in the top 30 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs. The university also ranked in the top 100 for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs. “It’s incredibly rewarding to have...

Baptist Health has two of Kentucky’s top three hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report

Baptist Health has two of Kentucky’s top three hospitals — Baptist Health Lexington, ranked second, and Baptist Health Louisville, ranked third — in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Baptist Health Louisville was also named No. 1 in Metro Louisville – the sixth time in seven years that it has been either No. 1 or tied for that ranking. Both hospitals are listed...

EKU to become first AACSB program in Kentucky to offer a fully online degree in accounting this fall

Beginning this fall, Eastern Kentucky University will be the first Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-accredited program in Kentucky to offer a fully online degree in accounting. Applications are now being accepted for the bachelor’s of business administration degree with a concentration in public accounting. In addition, an online certificate in accounting will...

Campbellsville University online business programs named best in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report

Campbellsville University has been awarded 2018 Best Online Business Programs (excluding MBA) in a new ranking released by U.S. News & World Report Jan. 9. Campbellsville also ranked second in Kentucky for Best Online MBA Programs, fifth in Kentucky for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and sixth in Kentucky for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. The U.S. News rankings evaluate degree-granting...

EKU online degree program rank among top 25 in country by U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh year, Eastern Kentucky University online degree programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. EKUy ranked in the top 25 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and in the top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. “Our mission is to provide adult learners with access to quality education,” said Tim Matthews, executive director...

Frontier Nursing University awards more than 600 degrees during 2017 commencement ceremony

Frontier Nursing University (FNU), a graduate school educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, hosted its 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Hyden. Over the past year, more than 600 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation have completed an FNU distance-education program. The commencement ceremony was attended by more than 160 graduates...

Campbellsville University ranked among south’s top institutions by U.S. News & World Report

For the fifth year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the list of top regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This year, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Campbellsville University in the top 10 universities in the South for international education, having the largest proportions of international undergraduate students....

Murray State University ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report for 27th consecutive year

Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 33rd year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2018, marking the University’s 27th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable college guide. The U.S. News rankings, which include a total of 1,389 colleges...

UK Chandler Hospital ranked best in state by U.S. News; UK HealthCare specialty services rated high

By Kristi Lopez and Allison Perry Special to KyForward UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings released Tuesday. In addition, four major health care areas have achieved top 50 national rankings, three of them for the first time....

From Mayfield to Russellville, report shows Western Kentucky hospitals are a billion-dollar business

Hospitals in 15 Western Kentucky counties contribute $1 billion to the economy, Ivan and Mary Potter report for their West Kentucky Journal. “Those dollars come from private and group insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and private-pay patients,” they write. Using a compilation by U.S. News and World Report, the Potters researched hospitals in McCracken, Graves, Marshall, Calloway, Trigg, Lyon,...

Top 20 high schools in Kentucky, according to U.S. News report; Dupont Manual in Louisville is tops

U.S. News & World Report this week released its list of 2017 Best High Schools. These rankings evaluated data on more than 22,000 public high schools to identify which ones were best at preparing students for college and careers, and awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to more than 6,000. The data is also broken down by state. Dupont Manual High in Jefferson County ranked first, North Oldham...

Henry Clay, Lafayette lead Fayette County high school rankings in U.S. News & World Report review

U.S. News & World Report this week released its list of 2017 Best High Schools. These rankings evaluated data on more than 22,000 public high schools to identify which ones were best at preparing students for college and careers, and awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to more than 6,000. In Kentucky, four schools received gold medals, 35 silver and 47 bronze. Fayette County had two in the...

EKU’s online MSN degree in nursing administration ranked among nation’s most affordable

The Eastern Kentucky University Online MSN degree in nursing administration has been recognized for affordability by Best Master’s Degrees. EKU ranked 13th in the nation. “EKU strives to prepare students to make an impact on health care systems in their own communities,” said Melanie Adams-Johnson, DNP, RN, associate professor and coordinator of the online program. “Affordable and accessible...

EKU online nursing degree program ranked among nation’s top 40 by U.S. News & World Report

For the sixth year, EKU Online degree programs have been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report. Eastern Kentucky University ranked in the top 40 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and in the top 100 for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Online Graduate Education Programs. “We are celebrating ten years of online learning at EKU, and a lot of people have made the...

Campbellsville University in top 100 for best online MBA, graduate business programs, online education

By Joan C. McKinney Special to KyForward Campbellsville University is in the top 100 in online programs for Master of Business Administration, online graduate business programs (non-MBA) and best online education programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released this week. Campbellsville University’s online presence has increased this year with 827 online...

UK HealthCare is No. 1 in Kentucky in latest U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is No. 1 in Kentucky in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings released Tuesday. It also is the only hospital in the state rated as High Performing in cancer. The complete rankings for 2016-17 are now available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. In addition to being named as top hospital in Kentucky,...