Kentucky Christian University (KCU) was founded on December 1st of the year 1919. Situated in Greyson, Kentucky, this private institution used to be the former Christian Normal Institute that offered high school and junior college programs meant to prepare public school teachers. It was in 1944 when the institution changed its name to Kentucky Christian College. In 2004, it gained university status.
Despite the changes that it went through, KCU remains committed to preparing its students to become Christian leaders through the provision of a bible-based college education. KCU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches.
KCU believes that a Bible core and vocational preparation should go together as they are essential in teaching students the right Christian values as they pursue their education. It also focuses on providing a strong biblical foundation to prepare students for their future vocation.
Location of Kentucky Christian University
Kentucky Christian University is located on 100 Academic Parkway in the Grayson area. The school is near a rural community that has a population of less than 5,000.
Tuition at Kentucky Christian University is lower compared to other similar institutions. Per credit hour at KCU costs $494. The estimated tuition for a full-time student residing within the campus is $22,850. This rate already includes room and board, books and other fees.
To make college education less costly to students, Kentucky Christian University offers grants, scholarships, loans and federal financial aid to deserving learners. Other aid programs include the non-federal alternative loans, local National Guard, veteran assistance, workforce and vocational rehabilitation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs assistance.
State aid programs include the Kentucky Tuition Grants that provide up to nearly $3,000 each year, College Access Program and Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships.
The number of students enrolled at KCU is estimated at more than 600. Among the new applicants, 32 percent are admitted to the university and normally, all students receive aid of some type.
Academic Areas of Study
Various majors under its Bachelor’s degree programs are offered at Kentucky Christian University. Among them are advanced bible studies, bible and ministry, biology, business administration with a focus on accounting, management and sport management, counseling psychology, history, humanities, music business, music performance, nursing, social work, teacher education, worship and university studies.
The graduate program offers master’s degrees in biblical studies and Christian leadership with majors in theological studies, Christian ministry, pastoral care, leadership and preaching.
KCU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges under the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education while its nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
KCU’s athletic team is known as the Knights. It is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and its teams in various sports compete in the Mid-South Conference. Sports wherein the Knights take part are men’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country as well as soccer and women’s volleyball.