Best Engineering Schools in Kentucky

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in Kentucky that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Kentucky, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in Kentucky

National Ranking Kentucky Top Engineering Programs
105 University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Overall acceptance rate: 44.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 723
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,866 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,326 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 499
Research expenditures per faculty member: $273,655
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $40,227,350
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.7%
124 University of Louisville (Speed) (Louisville, KY)
Overall acceptance rate: 45.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 764
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,395 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,903 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 597
Research expenditures per faculty member: $138,372
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $11,900,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

Kentucky Economy

To popularize their drinks and attract tourists, the Kentucky Whiskey Association has created a special tourist program – the “Kentucky Bourbon Trail”, within which tourists are offered not only tours of bourbon-producing distilleries and stories about their history, but also tasting different varieties of whiskey.

Every year in early May, Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby, the most popular and prestigious horse race in the United States. The Kentucky Derby is preceded by a two-week festival that attracts tens of thousands of tourists. The festival program includes the “Thunder over Louisville” fireworks, claiming to be the largest balloon and steamboat race in the USA, a parade and many other interesting events.

South of Louisville is a major US Army base, Fort Knox. This is a large training center, for decades tankers have been trained here for the US Army and Marine Corps. In 2010, the Tank Training School was relocated to Fort Benning, Georgia, while Fort Knox is undergoing renovations. Also at the base is the George Patton Museum, dedicated to the memory of the famous American tank general and the history of the US armored forces.

Fort Knox is known all over the world due to the fact that the US Treasury Depository is located on the base. Built in 1937, a special building is used to store a significant part of the US gold and foreign exchange reserves, mainly in the form of gold bars and coins. Over four and a half thousand tons of gold is stored under the protection of the US Mint police and behind doors more than half a meter thick and weighing about twenty tons.

During World War II, it was in the Fort Knox Depository that the originals of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were kept.

Although Fort Knox is not the largest gold vault in the world (the Federal Reserve Bank of New York holds about seven thousand tons of gold, including that belonging to other states), it is certainly the most famous “warehouse” in the world.