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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.
Sha’Mia Stinson is part of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) Class of 2020. She’s pursuing a career in optometry to help people have a better quality of life. Stinson chose KYCO because she is very family-oriented, and KYCO is the closest optometry school to her family in South Carolina. She also loves […]
Jennifer Dugan, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Howard Roberts, Ed.D., dean of the Coleman College of Business; and Karen Damron, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Human Services, have released the names of the top students at the University of Pikeville for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for […]
University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb, PhD., has released the names of the top students for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must be full-time and receive a grade point average of 4.0. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Boone County: Cody Morehead of Verona. Boyd County: Skylar Chapman and […]
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently installed virtual reality biomicroscope (slit lamp) simulators in its virtual reality lab. KYCO is the first school in the country to have this state-of-the-art technology from VRmagic (Mannheim, Germany) which will allow students to train, examine and diagnose diseases on simulated-patient eyes. The biomicroscope […]
The University of Pikeville recently hosted its inaugural “Bear the 99” 5K race on November 2, 2019. The event began at 9 a.m. at Benefactors Plaza. Approximately 100 running enthusiasts, virtual runners and community supporters participated in the family-friendly event and raised approximately $18,000 for the alumni scholarship endowment. Distinguished guests included numerous UPIKE alumni […]
The University of Pikeville believes in building strong and lasting relationships with its alumni community to forge a successful alma mater. Many UPIKE alumni, colleagues and parents of students recently gathered together in Louisville, Ky., to reconnect with friends, old and new, and enjoy a special evening at the popular downtown Italian restaurant, Vincenzo’s. Among […]
On December 3, the University of Pikeville will celebrate Giving Tuesday with the UPIKE Giving Tuesday Challenge. Join alumni, family and friends by giving online to support a college, athletic team or club/organization on campus. Donate to a college like the College of Arts and Sciences or an athletic team like women’s basketball. At the […]
On November 22, the UPIKE Rocks Jam Band performed perhaps their most electric performance yet on the main stage of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The group began preparing for this one-of-a-kind experience last spring, during rehearsals for their first concert. After their first performance, UPIKE Director of Bands Michael Phillips, […]