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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.
All of our graduate programs are offered in a convenient, online format. Explore our graduate programs and learn more about earning your master’s degree at UPIKE.
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 Appalachia 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.
Friends of the University of Pikeville, both new and old, gathered over barbeque in Hazard, Ky.
Former Pike County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley will be the featured speaker for the University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences’ Judicial Speakers Series.
Greg White, motivational speaker, consultant and former Pikeville College basketball coach, will be the featured speaker for the University of Pikeville’s (UPIKE) Coleman College of Business Speakers and Leadership Series
With America’s Resort as their weekend destination, UPIKE alumni and friends recently enjoyed the activities, iconic décor and first-class amenities that keep visitors flocking to The Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
For the University of Pikeville, connecting with alumni and friends could involve flying or driving hundreds of miles, but sometimes it means a quick trip to Whitesburg, Ky. In February, UPIKE hosted an intimate gathering over lunch at Pine Mountain Grill.
University of Pikeville is proud to host its fifth annual Film & Media Arts Festival on campus Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6 and on Monday, April 8. Produced by students in the university’s film festival class, the festival will screen more than 50 films. Admission is free.
The Weber Art Gallery at the University of Pikeville is currently featuring the works of graduating senior Mari Ralston. The senior art exhibit meets part of the exit requirements for a graduating art major and reflects the student’s development and interests over their time at UPIKE.
The University of Pikeville advancement team recently hosted a series of alumni engagement events in Florida. Alumni and friends in Jacksonville, Orlando and Palm Harbor were not only able to reflect on treasured memories of their days atop campus’ iconic 99 steps but also make new connections and talk with administrators, faculty and staff about the university’s future.