• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

The University of Kentucky is a diverse and inclusive community, marked by a combination of fierce determination and big-hearted support, where students can pursue their interests, faculty can create and discover, staff can compassionately serve, and health care providers can offer quality care close to home. UK embraces all people and encourages their professional growth and personal well-being. These are the values that make the University of Kentucky a great place to work.

Employee Comment

My direct supervisors have been extremely helpful during my time here, and have added to my experience at UK.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 5053
  • Fulltime Faculty: 2836
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 9653
  • Adjunct Count: 124

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $160,910
  • Administration: $150,041
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $73,788
  • Non-exempt Staff: $42,343

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 4
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 8
  • 3 Years Recognized

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