Kentucky is a state best known for horse-raising, whiskey manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and a wide range of other manufacturing industries. It is also known as a beautiful countryside with a long history of shaping this nation. Students grow up learning of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most interesting presidents students learn about in their earliest years, and they learn he grew up in a log cabin in Kentucky. Kentuckians love their state, and their school, and while most will attend college in their state, many may overlook some of the best schools around, and attend the big name colleges without a second thought. With a little research, you may find that some of these smaller schools in your own back yard are a better fit for your goals than you may have ever expected.
- About the School: Berea may not be known to those nationwide, but it has a proud history that started with its foundation by ardent abolitionists and radical reformers. That belief system holds true even today as the education institution is still rooted in its purpose to promote the cause of Christ. The college’s culture and programs revolve around the scriptural foundation “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth” and that shows through a diverse, embracing and understanding learning environment. That doesn’t mean Berea College offers an easy ride for students, you will be pushed to become an ethical leader in your career.
- Laptop Program: Through the EDGE (Empowering a Dynamic Generation through Education) program, Berea College provides each student with a laptop computer to use while enrolled.
- Web Address: Berea.edu
- Programs and Degrees Offered: Agriculture, African-American Studies, Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, Education, Speech and Communication, Creative Writing, Communication and Rhetoric, Fitness, Christian Studies, Religious Studies, Physics, Political Science and Government, Sociology, Drama, Theatre Arts, Music
- Accreditation: SACS, CCNE, NCATE, AACU, WCC, SUC, ACA, CIC, ACE
- About the School: Independence University boasts one of the longest standing online education programs in the country, with over 37 years of distance education offerings. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. As a non-profit university, Independence University is uniquely situated to provide their students with a great return on their education investment.
- Laptop Program: Students enrolled at Independence University qualify to receive both a tablet and a laptop. The tablet is shipped to the student upon enrollment and the laptop is shipped at the beginning of the student’s fourth module. All the software you need to complete your degree program is included. Students keep the laptop upon graduation. Tablets and Laptops are not issued to graduate or completion program students.
- Web Address: https://www.independence.edu/
- Programs Offered: Business Management & Accounting, Graphic Arts, Medical Specialties, Respiratory Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship emphasis, Master of Public Health, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Accounting, Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis, Business Administration with a New Media Marketing emphasis, Business Administration with a Technology emphasis, Business Administration with an Asset Management emphasis, Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Networking & Information Systems Security, Nursing (RN to BS Completion), Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration, Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration, Software & Mobile Applications Development, Web Design and Development
- Accreditation: ACCSC