University of Pikeville

147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5250


Mission, Vision and Values

The University of Pikeville is the leading higher education institution of Central Appalachia. Founded in 1889, UPIKE remains steadfast in our commitment to preparing students for the
future while creating intellectual, cultural and economic opportunities for Appalachia.
Maintaining our commitment to Christian principles, UPIKE recognizes the infinite worth of each
person, respecting a variety of religious expressions.

UPIKE achieves its mission by:

  • Creating a pathway to higher education for all students who desire to embark upon that
    journey and attracting and retaining high caliber students who will be future regional,
    national and global leaders.
  • Preparing graduates through quality academic programs, grounded in the liberal arts,
    and through involvement in community service, experiential learning, research, athletics,
    humanitarian efforts and global outreach.
  • Achieving academic excellence by maintaining academic rigor and relevance in
    undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.
  • Attracting and retaining distinguished faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and alumni
    who are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of students, promoting a caring and
    supportive environment conducive to learning and meeting the needs of an evolving
  • Providing superior infrastructure with state-of-the-art classrooms, clinics, instructional
    materials, physical facilities, technological infrastructure and campus amenities through
    sound fiscal policy and efficient and effective administrative services.