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

2020 Recognition Categories

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)
  • Tenure Clarity & Process (Faculty Only)
  • Work/Life Balance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

The University of Kentucky is a great place to work because of its people. The UK family shares an uncommon commitment to our mission and to one another. Faculty and staff often share with me the camaraderie of their colleagues and their willingness to partner within and across disciplines and units. This collaborative spirit is critically important as our work becomes increasingly interconnected and we pursue a future that is full of possibilities.

Employee Comment

Our mission is infused into everything we do-to serve the Commonwealth. The University of Kentucky Leadership is truly focused on student success and addressing the pressing health care disparities that plague the state and region.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 662
  • Fulltime Eps: 3367
  • Fulltime Faculty: 2764
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 3492

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $168,609
  • Administration: $145,021
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $64,347
  • Non-exempt Staff: $38,354

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5%
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 5%
  • 4 Years Recognized
  • 1 Years of Honor Roll

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