Top Education Schools in Kentucky

By | April 28, 2018

Your search has generated 4 top-ranked education schools in Kentucky. These colleges offer graduate study in field of education, leading to an Master degree. Check out the following table to see a list of major educational schools in the state of Kentucky, each with enrollment statistics, tuition fees and contact information.

  • USAERS: Lists of major rivers and mountains within state of Kentucky. Also includes main lakes and reservoirs in Kentucky.

List of Best Education Colleges in Kentucky

Rank Education University
1 University of Louisville
Cardinal Boulevard and First Street
Louisville, KY 40292
School: College of Education & Human Development
In-State Tuition: $9,144 per year
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,026 per year
Enrollment: 515
2 University of Kentucky
103 Dickey Hall
Lexington, KY 40506
School: College of Education
In-State Tuition: $8,820 per year
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,688 per year
Enrollment: 534
3 Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101
School: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
In-State Tuition: $8,320 per year
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,220 per year
Enrollment: 246
4 Spalding University
851 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
School: College of Education
In-State Tuition: N/A
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A
Enrollment: N/A

Top Education Schools in Kentucky

Recent History of Kentucky

Kentucky was a “border” state between the slave-owning South and the “free” North of the United States. Very close, across the Ohio River, slavery was banned. No wonder so many slaves fled north. The story of Margaret Gardner, a black slave from Kentucky, received wide publicity. In 1856, Margaret fled to Ohio with her family, but the chase overtook the fugitives. Margaret Gardner killed her two-year-old daughter, not wanting to see her in slavery. She was given the nickname “Modern Medea”, and her story has served as the basis for poems, novels and operas.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, US President Abraham Lincoln turned to Kentucky Governor Beria Magofin with a request to provide troops to defend the Union. Magofin replied: “I will not give either a soldier or a dollar to conquer the fraternal southern states.” In May 1861, Kentucky declared neutrality, which it maintained until September, when Southern troops invaded the state. In response to the Confederate invasion, Northern General Ulysses Grant also committed troops to Kentucky.

After disputes and disagreements, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky declared support for the Union and President Lincoln. This decision further divided the population of the state, the war was truly “civilian” here, neighbors, friends and even relatives found themselves on opposite sides of the front. More than thirty thousand Kentuckians fought for the Confederacy, and over sixty thousand fought in the Union Army.

Several major battles of the American Civil War took place on the lands of Kentucky, including the Battle of Mill Springs, the Battle of Perryville and others.

The Civil War remained in Kentucky for a long time to come. The Ku Klux Klan was very strong in the state, and Franforth newspapers reported that from 1867 to 1881, more than a hundred black citizens in Kentucky were shot, hanged, or beaten to death.

The confrontation during the war years also caused the emergence in Kentucky, mainly in the mountainous regions in the east of the state, of a number of conflicts that escalated into a blood feud, a vendetta. The most famous feud was between the Hatfield and McCoy families, who lived on opposite banks of the Tag Fore River, the Hatfields in West Virginia, and the McCoys in Kentucky. It all started in 1865, when Harmon McCoy, discharged from the Union army due to an injury, was killed. One of the Hatfields, Jim Vance, who openly declared hatred for the soldier who fought for the northerners, was suspected of murder, but no one was ever punished.

In 1880, the conflict flared up again when Bill Staton, who testified in court over a property dispute in the Hatfield crawl, was killed by two McCoy brothers. The situation was further complicated by the romantic love story between Susannah McCoy (later called the “Juliet of the Mountains”) and Johnson Hatfield.

The feud continued until 1891, eleven people from both families were killed and several more were wounded. The bloody feud attracted the attention of the authorities, as a result, eight people were brought to trial. Seven people were sentenced to life imprisonment and one was hanged.

The war between the Hatfield and McCoy families entered US history and US folklore, a book was written based on it and several films were shot.

The 1899 Kentucky gubernatorial election ended in tragedy. Republican candidate William Taylor won the election, but he won only a little more than two thousand votes more than his main rival, Democratic candidate William Goebel. The Democrats announced the falsification of the voting results and organized a commission to investigate violations committed during the elections. Armed Kentuckians flocked to Frankfort as the state threatened civil war.