• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctorate/Research Universities [RU/VH, RU/H, DRU]
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2023 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Shared Governance
  • Faculty Experience
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

What makes your college a great place to work?

President's Statement

The University of Kentucky's north star is the powerful idea of advancing Kentucky in everything we do. We want a Kentucky tomorrow that is healthier, wealthier and wiser than it is today. Our people are committed to our mission as they work together across disciplines to see what is possible. Their collaborative spirit and unwavering compassion makes this institution not just a great place to work, but a home for a community that deeply cares.

Employee Comment

I have never worked in an office where I felt more valued or more united around a common goal than at this institution. I work with individuals on my team who are brilliant, funny, and kind. It seems to be a job requirement, and it makes our very hard work easier in a way.

Vital Statistics

    Employee Counts

  • Full-time Administrators: 1,425
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: 2,929
  • Full-time Faculty: 2,840
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: 2,718
  • Adjunct Faculty: 478

    Average Annual Salary

  • Full-time Administrators: $103,746
  • Full-time Faculty: $154,178
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: $65,785
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: $35,676

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 6%
  • Full-time Staff: 12%
  • 7 Years Recognized
  • 2 Years Honor Roll

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