Students participate in UPIKE Research Day

The University of Pikeville recently hosted its annual Research Day to highlight student research activity at the institution. Read more

KYCO's Class of 2020 receives symbolic white coat

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry class of 2020 recieved their white coats during a ceremony held on campus in the H... Read more

KYCO faculty selected as associate editor of premier journal

George Asimellis, Ph.D., has been appointed Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery.Read more

UPIKE’s Health Professions Education Building earns architecture awards

The University of Pikeville, in partnership with Trivers Associates in St. Louis, Mo., and Ayers Saint Gross in Baltimore, Md., earned a... Read more


The Kentucky College of Optometry is the fourth college under the University of Pikeville banner and reflects the institution’s mission of service and strategic initiatives. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63141—telephone: 314-991-4100, has granted the Kentucky College of Optometry the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval.”  The University of Pikeville is the 22nd school in the country to have a college of optometry. The Kentucky College of Optometry is housed in the Health Professions Education Building, a new $72 million educational facility on UPIKE’s campus. Sixty students will be admitted per class for a total of 240. The university expects to provide for the underserved in Central Appalachia and other rural areas of the country.

 
 

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