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We are practitioners of the healing arts defining the standard for excellence in optometric education and vision care.
Our D.O. medical school is nationally ranked and recognized for a reputation of excellence in rural medicine and family healthcare. UPIKE’s osteopathy program gives you a clear path to success in the medical field.
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UPIKE has a long history of defying expectations. However you may have viewed yourself, the Appalachian community or the world before setting foot on our campus, we will encourage, inspire or even dare you to believe in a whole new realm of possibilities.
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"
Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
UPIKE embodies the true spirit of the Appalachian region. Our grit and pride power our efforts to create opportunities for all types of learners. So come and see – there are more opportunities here than anyone could have ever imagined.
Eastern Kentucky is one of the most scenic spots in the nation. Our campus is built right into the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Hiking, boating, fishing, zip-lining and more are just minutes away. Trust us – you’ll love it here.
The University of Pikeville is honoring its heritage as it approaches the anniversary of the day classes began 130 years ago. On November 1, 1888, the Ebenezer Presbytery purchased three acres of land for $1,666.66 on present-day College Street. The hope was to build a school to educate mountain youth and to instill principles of […]
On Monday, September 9, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) and Ferrum College agreed to work in partnership to provide access to a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree for Ferrum College students. UPIKE President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., and Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D., joined Ferrum College President David Johns, Ph.D., Provost Amié Sposato, […]
On Tuesday, September 10, the University of Pikeville officially proclaimed the start of its 130th academic year with the 2019 Opening Convocation Ceremony. University faculty, staff and students gathered with community members for the event. The keynote address was delivered by Jared Arnett, founding executive director for Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR). Arnett focused […]
The Weber Art Gallery at the University of Pikeville is currently featuring its first exhibit of the fall semester. The show, “A Collection of Collections: A Selection of Work by Alumni, and the Personal Collections of Petra Carroll, Patricia Kowalok and Todd Westgate,” showcases media ranging from ceramics and prints to embroidery and digital art. […]
Vision Service Plan Global (VSP) awarded an incoming optometry student with a $5,000 Vision of Hope Scholarship to assist with her optometric education at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). KYCO’s Faculty Scholarship and Awards Committee hand-selected Swathi Gutti, as she met the criteria to be eligible for the scholarship which […]
Whether they were providing eyeglasses in Mexico, helping with repairs for a church in Guatemala or volunteering with Remote Area Medical in Hazard, Ky., University of Pikeville students of all types spent their summer striving to serve. A team of nine students and two faculty members from the UPIKE-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) traveled nearly […]
The University of Pikeville Film and Media Arts program is proud to present a screening of the feature-length narrative film “Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf” as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. In addition to a screening of the film, attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A with writer and […]
For more than a century, the University of Pikeville has created opportunity through the promise of education. As UPIKE enters its 130th academic year, the community is invited to join faculty, staff and students for the university’s Opening Convocation ceremony. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Health Professions […]