Students interested in United Methodist colleges will find a wide variety of academic and campus ministry options. From art education to zoology, there is a large selection of program options to choose from in Kentucky.
While school population may only be one factor students take into account when selecting a school, it can be important to know in what size school you may be interested. The following table will look at the Methodist colleges in Kentucky and the tuition for each.
|School Name||Institution Type||Student Population (2018)*||Location||Tuition (2019-2020)*|
|Union College||4-year, private not-for-profit||1,333||Barbourville, KY||$27,950|
|Lindsey Wilson College||4-year, private not-for-profit||2,589||Columbia, KY||$25,350|
|Kentucky Wesleyan College||4-year, private not-for-profit||830||Owensboro, KY||$27,200|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Overview of Kentucky Methodist Schools
Methodist colleges offer students the opportunity to combine their spiritual lives with their academic lives. Students may appreciate the single-sex residence hall options and the worship and prayer services that are made available.
In the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of Union College students received financial aid, according to NCES. Of those, 100% also received a grant or scholarship that would not need to be repaid. One example is the Spiritual Life Intern scholarship. In order to earn the scholarship, interns must attend weekly service, and participate in 3-5 hours of Spiritual Life activities each week. Students can undertake one of the associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree programs. Some of the 32 majors include nursing, health promotion, religious studies, substance abuse counseling, chemistry, marketing, and communications. There are 17 different varsity sports available at the college. Union has different styles of dorms, including upperclassmen apartments that have full kitchens, to prepare students for living on their own after graduation.
Lindsey Wilson College
Lindsey Wilson College has several worship teams to give students unique opportunities to spend time with spiritual organizations. The prayer team meets weekly and sets up prayer walks and vigils, while the creative ministry creates skits and fun ways to spread the Word. LIFE is the primary leadership team, which uses music during services to get students involved. Students can live in one of the 10+ single sex residence halls or apartments. Lindsey Wilson offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as online programs. Some of the undergraduate programs include business administration; Christian ministries, human services; recreation, tourism, and sport management; media studies; psychophysiology; and sustainability/energy applications.
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Similar to the other schools in this list, 100% of the students at Kentucky Wesleyan College received financial aid in the 2018-2019 school year, says NCES. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Colleges have accredited this school since 1948. Along with bachelor's degrees on campus, Kentucky Wesleyan also offers six wholly online bachelor's degrees: business administration, criminal justice & criminology, general studies, graphic design, psychology, and religion. Some of the on-campus programs include political science, physics, graphic design, exercise science, art education, and zoology. To combine the spiritual life with the academic life, Kentucky Wesleyan has several worship services, prayer opportunities, and other faith-based activities throughout the month. There are even online offerings to keep those who are not on campus in the ministry loop.