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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 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 has been awarded a $750,000 competitive grant supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
When California native Kaitlyn Welsh first came to University of Pikeville to continue her volleyball career in 2015, she was anxious about the transition to a new environment, people and lifestyle in Eastern Kentucky.
For the second consecutive year, the University of Pikeville has received funding from the Kentucky Bar Foundation to support a judicial speaker series. By engaging students as well as the campus and local communities on issues surrounding the judicial system, UPIKE will continue meeting its mission to create opportunities for Central Appalachia.
The Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently held a summer camp which gave pre-health and pre-optometry majors an introduction to the profession of optometry by providing an interactive on-campus experience. The camp also gave students a glimpse into KYCO’s faculty, facilities and technology. Over the course of three days students were able to learn how […]
University of Pikeville alumni and friends recently traveled to Cincinnati to attend a major league baseball game at the Great American Ballpark. With a sold-out crowd in the Staples Triple Play Suites, UPIKE hosted 75 guests to watch the Reds face off against the Chicago Cubs. Guests of the university enjoyed a buffet and fantastic […]
Trevor Bailey has been named Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Pikeville. Bailey joins the ranks of Director of Bands Mike Phillips, Ph.D., and Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Mike Bell. He will be instrumental in continuing to grow UPIKE Bands. “I am incredibly excited to join the band staff here at UPIKE,” Bailey […]
The University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently completed another successful session of its annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP). The program, which has been in existence since 1980, allows a small group of high school students entering grade 11 or 12 to live on campus for one week and learn about careers in medicine. PEPP […]
University of Pikeville Director of Bands Michael Phillips, Ph.D., has recently been selected as a 2019 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation-College Music Society (CMS) Fellow. The award recognizes Phillips for demonstrating a strong interest in sharing his knowledge about the music industry with UPIKE students. According to CMS, the NAMM Foundation-CMS Fellows Program […]