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

2021 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Faculty Experience
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Mission & Pride
  • Professional Development
  • Shared Governance
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

I feel genuinely appreciated for my work, and I have a great understanding of why I do the work that I do. I think leadership did an absolutely fantastic job navigating the COVID crisis, especially in ramping up testing and vaccination for the community. The past year has been a challenge, but I would rather have endured the pandemic working here than at any other place.

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: 702
  • Fulltime Eps: 3774
  • Fulltime Faculty: 2806
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 3414

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $138,679
  • Administration: $135,669
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $65,739
  • Non-exempt Staff: $38,778

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 6%
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty: 5%
  • 5 Years Recognized
  • 2 Years of Honor Roll

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