The public, co-educational University of Kentucky (UK) is physically located in Lexington, Kentucky and was founded in 1865. The Universitys 17 colleges offer some 200 majors and degree programs. Selected certificate and graduate credit programs are offered online either entirely or in a hybrid format (part on-campus and part online). Some courses that are relevant to undergraduate degrees are also offered online. Online courses are taught to the same academic level as on-campus courses. UK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Online Masters degrees are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communication and Information, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. A Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management is available from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration as well as a Masters degree. The College of Health Sciences offers a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
All UK courses are taught using the Canvas Learning Management System. The admissions and registration process is the same as that used by on-campus courses. A Distance Learning Library Service, which is staffed by a full-time librarian, is provided to access information resources for the students who take these classes.