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Educated Workforce

Anchored by the state’s flagship university, the University of Kentucky, the Bluegrass boasts 10 colleges and universities within 40 miles of Lexington. In addition, Lexington has five other professional and technical colleges. In total, over 75,000 students are enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the Bluegrass, graduating close to 13,000 annually. Census data for cities over 250,000 people ranks Lexington as the thirteenth most highly educated in the nation based on the 40.2% of the population 25 years or older that has at least a Bachelor’s degree. Even more impressive, 16.6% of the population has an advanced degree, good for seventh among cities over 250,000 people.

Lexington Education Map