University of Louisville
- University of Louisville
Spreading across three campuses, The University of Louisville (UofL) is a state-supported research university that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It is one of two Carnegie Foundation designated highest research activity universities in Kentucky. With an enrollment of 22,459, its academic programs attract students from every U.S. state and from countries all over the world. UofL offers graduate, professional, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, as well as certificates in over 170 fields of study. UofL is renowned for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the Louisville community and the advancement of educational opportunity for its citizens. With more than 148,000 alumni residing in the United States and around the world, UofL’s reach extends far beyond the region in which it resides.
UofL’s mission is to pursue excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through: 1) teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars; 2) practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity; and 3) providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities. The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university.
The University is intricately connected to the city of Louisville and its ties with the local community have never been stronger. Not only has UofL been a major player in the award-winning Partnership for a Green City with Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro government, it has launched a Signature Partnership Initiative to improve education, health-care, social services and economic opportunity in West Louisville, an area of the city that has been left behind economically and educationally. UofL has earned the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's highest rating in the area of community engagement.