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

2022 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Faculty Experience
  • Shared Governance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

I appreciate working for a place that seems to always look for ways to improve. Working for a place that is dedicated to bettering our community and those around us. I appreciate working for a place with such a strong sense of community.

President's Statement

The University of Kentucky is a powerful and transformative place where people and ideas come together in uncommon ways to achieve a common good. With a sense of dogged determination, our people are committed to our mission as they work together across disciplines and units to see what is possible. Their collaborative spirit and unwavering compassion make this institution not just a great place to work, but a home for a community that deeply cares.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 1341
  • Fulltime Eps: 3700
  • Fulltime Faculty: 2830
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 2830
  • Adjunct Count: 373

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $147,375
  • Administration: $100,597
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $61,595
  • Non-exempt Staff: $33,212

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5%
  • Full-time Staff: 8%
  • 6 Years Recognized
  • 2 Years of Honor Roll

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