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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.
Explore our online undergraduate and graduate programs and learn more about earning your degree at UPIKE.
You may have known exactly what you wanted to do with your life since you were 10 years old, or you may still be exploring your options. Either way, UPIKE will prepare you for success.
UPIKE is making college affordable for thousands of students each year. We know investing in a college degree is a big commitment, but it’s also an investment in your future. Our Financial Aid team is here to help, every step of the way.
At UPIKE, we work hard, but we also have a whole lot of fun. When class is over, head out to explore the beauty of Eastern Kentucky. We are proud to call this area home – it’s packed with every type of adventure you can imagine.
“My main motive as a teacher is to instill in my students the idea that they have someone who cares for and loves them—apart from what I teach them,” says Aileah Walters.
Olivia Boyette never imagined she would be preparing to become a doctor. Her journey has been propelled by supportive faculty, perseverance and her own confidence to pursue a passion.
Hartlage is no stranger to work ethic or tenacity as a near-4.0 student, an awarded ROTC cadet and a talented baseball player at the University of Pikeville.
With wisdom beyond his years, University of Pikeville student Kenton C. Hall is passionate about his future with a spirit of service.
For first-year UPIKE student Maddie Smith, KYCO is bringing her vision of an optometry career into focus.