A message from the President
At the University of Pikeville, student success is at the heart of everything we do. We have a strong commitment to academic excellence and a long tradition of providing opportunities for higher education with a broad liberal arts and sciences foundation in the Appalachian region.
The 123-year heritage of the University of Pikeville is a proud one, of which I am honored to be a part.
We are a small campus and proud of it. You are not just a number here. The close personal attention that is so much a part of the University of Pikeville experience combines with academic strength to give our graduates a distinct advantage. Attending a small university does not equate to wanting less out of a college education, it means being more of an individual and less of a mosaic. Our students have more opportunities to develop leadership and networking skills, to be involved in teambuilding and social activities and to develop closer relationships with faculty and fellow students.
Since its inception in 1997, the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) has been a true Kentucky story and a true Kentucky success. Nationally ranked in rural medicine by U.S. News & World Report, we’re making significant progress toward our mission to help alleviate the shortage of primary care physicians in rural Kentucky and Appalachia. With more than 700 graduates since the medical school was founded, we are proud of what KYCOM has done to improve the quality of life of the people in Appalachia.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Pikeville. As we move forward, our focus will be in the future what it has been in the past, the students! We are blessed to have the support of so many who understand how special the College of Arts and Science and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine are to those we serve.
Paul E. Patton