Following are the leading universities in the U.S. state of Kentucky:

Eastern Kentucky University - EKU has been listed by Forbes Magazine as being in the top 10 percent of America's colleges and universities.

University of Kentucky - The Student Guide to America's Best College Buys ranked the University in the top 100 institutions for value.

Kentucky State University - KSU was named a best southeastern college in the United States by the Princeton Review for the third year in a row and one of America's Best Colleges in 2007 (USNWR).

University of Louisville - CEO, a leading international journal for business executives, ranked the University of Louisville College of Business MBA program one of the Top 25 North American/Global programs.

Morehead State University - MSU was the first in Kentucky to offer a complete degree program, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, online.

Murray State University - Rated as one of “America's Best Colleges” by Forbes.com. The university has earned honors for its academic quality and affordability from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barron's, Money Guide and Princeton Review.

Northern Kentucky University - NKU's Entrepreneurship Institute was named one of the nation's 25 best entrepreneurship programs by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

Bellarmine University - It has been included as one of the nation's best institutions by several publications. The Princeton Review named Bellarmine among "The Best 368 Colleges".

Brescia University - It has been ranked in the top as one of “America's Best Colleges”.

Spalding University - It is a fully accredited doctoral level university that offers a variety of educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners.

Campbellsville University - The University has been named 8th in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” edition in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category of the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South”.

Transylvania University - It received No. 1 rankings in U.S. News & World Report for 1989 and 1993.

Western Kentucky University - WKU is ranked in the top 10 among public master's universities in the South, according to the US News “America's Best Colleges 2009".

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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