Graduates earn 7,438 degrees, certificates from the University of Kentucky


About 17.8 percent of the 7,438 degrees and certificates handed out by the University of Kentucky in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Lexington conferred 530 bachelor's degrees and 486 doctor's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in registered nursing/registered nurse. Data shows the school gave out 255 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse, followed by 233 bachelor's degrees in general psychology and 220 bachelor's degrees in accounting.

The university enrolled 29,465 students for 2017-18, including 22,425 in undergraduate programs and 7,040 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
255
-
20
275
Public Health, General
104
46
-
150
Medicine
-
133
-
133
Pharmacy
-
128
-
128
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
46
32
-
78
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
64
-
6
70
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
67
-
67
Dentistry
-
66
-
66
Nursing Practice
-
58
-
58
Physician Assistant
-
55
-
55
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
-
52
1
53
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
32
15
5
52
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
28
-
-
28
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
-
22
-
22
Athletic Training/Trainer
-
12
-
12
Rehabilitation Science
-
10
-
10
Health Services Administration
-
-
8
8
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
-
7
-
7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
-
-
7
7
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
-
-
7
7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
-
-
7
7
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
-
6
-
6
Nursing Science
-
6
-
6
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
-
6
-
6
International Public Health/International Health
-
-
3
3
Medical Scientist
-
2
-
2
Music Therapy/Therapist
-
2
-
2
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
-
-
1
1
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
1
-
-
1
Maternal and Child Health
-
-
1
1
Public Health, Other
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
530
725
66
1,321
17.8
Business/Commerce, General
189
151
-
340
Accounting
220
43
-
263
Finance, General
194
22
-
216
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
216
-
-
216
Business/Managerial Economics
83
-
-
83
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
42
-
-
42
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
27
27
Management Science
-
-
-
-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
944
216
27
1,187
16
Mechanical Engineering
163
28
-
191
Civil Engineering, General
96
23
-
119
Chemical Engineering
106
5
-
111
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
57
16
-
73
Agricultural Engineering
39
5
-
44
Industrial Engineering
-
-
39
39
Computer Engineering, General
33
-
-
33
Mining and Mineral Engineering
14
6
-
20
Materials Engineering
13
4
-
17
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
-
8
-
8
Manufacturing Engineering
-
2
3
5
Engineering total
521
97
42
660
8.9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
206
-
-
206
Elementary Education and Teaching
114
-
-
114
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
47
-
47
Special Education and Teaching, General
21
13
-
34
Music Teacher Education
28
5
1
34
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
27
-
-
27
Social Studies Teacher Education
25
-
-
25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
8
15
-
23
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
18
1
19
Technical Teacher Education
17
-
-
17
Educational Evaluation and Research
-
15
-
15
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
6
8
14
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
-
-
11
11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
6
4
-
10
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
-
8
-
8
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
-
-
8
8
Art Teacher Education
5
2
-
7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
4
-
4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
-
3
-
3
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
-
-
3
3
Health Teacher Education
3
-
-
3
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
2
-
2
Curriculum and Instruction
-
1
-
1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
1
-
-
1
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
-
-
-
-
International and Comparative Education
-
-
-
-
Education total
461
143
32
636
8.6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
197
18
-
215
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
143
-
-
143
Journalism
33
-
-
33
Radio and Television
25
-
-
25
Health Communication
-
-
25
25
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
-
3
3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
398
18
28
444
6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
220
17
-
237
Biotechnology
36
-
-
36
Neuroscience
26
3
-
29
Biomedical Sciences, General
-
28
-
28
Entomology
-
8
-
8
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
-
6
-
6
Biochemistry
-
6
-
6
Epidemiology
-
5
-
5
Biostatistics
-
-
5
5
Physiology, General
-
5
-
5
Toxicology
-
4
-
4
Molecular Pharmacology
-
3
-
3
Plant Physiology
-
2
-
2
Anatomy
-
-
1
1
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
-
1
-
1
Plant Molecular Biology
-
-
-
-
Zoology/Animal Biology
-
-
-
-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
282
88
6
376
5.1
Political Science and Government, General
101
8
-
109
Economics, General
50
12
-
62
Sociology
27
7
4
38
Anthropology
22
10
-
32
International Relations and Affairs
-
30
-
30
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
-
-
16
16
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
-
-
14
14
Geography
7
6
-
13
Social Sciences total
207
73
34
314
4.2
Animal Sciences, General
71
16
-
87
Agricultural Economics
58
11
-
69
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
56
-
-
56
Agricultural Public Services, Other
34
-
-
34
Food Science
15
-
-
15
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
15
-
-
15
Plant Sciences, Other
-
12
-
12
Agronomy and Crop Science
9
2
-
11
Viticulture and Enology
-
-
9
9
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
-
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
258
41
9
308
4.1
Psychology, General
233
-
-
233
Counseling Psychology
-
16
-
16
Experimental Psychology
-
12
-
12
Educational Psychology
-
10
-
10
Clinical Psychology
-
7
-
7
School Psychology
-
6
-
6
Applied Behavior Analysis
-
5
-
5
Psychology total
233
56
-
289
3.9
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
30
29
-
59
Fine/Studio Arts, General
30
6
-
36
Interior Design
26
-
-
26
Music Performance, General
18
6
-
24
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
24
-
-
24
Music, General
-
22
-
22
Digital Arts
20
-
-
20
Music History, Literature, and Theory
8
2
3
13
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
8
1
-
9
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
-
-
4
4
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
-
1
-
1
Brass Instruments
-
-
1
1
Music Pedagogy
-
-
-
-
Acting
-
-
-
-
Musical Theatre
-
-
-
-
Music Theory and Composition
-
-
-
-
Design and Applied Arts, Other
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
164
67
8
239
3.2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
53
6
-
59
Apparel and Textiles, General
51
5
-
56
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
46
-
-
46
Human Nutrition
39
-
-
39
Human Development and Family Studies, General
-
9
-
9
Family Systems
-
2
-
2
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
-
1
-
1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
189
23
-
212
2.9
Social Work
63
96
-
159
Public Administration
-
37
-
37
Public Policy Analysis, General
-
-
14
14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
63
133
14
210
2.8
Computer and Information Sciences, General
103
18
-
121
Information Science/Studies
30
-
-
30
Informatics
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
133
18
-
151
2
International/Global Studies
51
-
17
68
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
30
-
3
33
Gerontology
-
1
9
10
Historic Preservation and Conservation
-
2
7
9
Nutrition Sciences
-
9
-
9
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
-
-
6
6
Cognitive Science
-
-
-
-
Behavioral Sciences
-
-
-
-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
81
12
42
135
1.8
Chemistry, General
55
24
-
79
Physics, General
8
23
-
31
Geology/Earth Science, General
16
8
-
24
Chemistry, Other
-
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
79
55
-
134
1.8
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
38
-
-
38
Spanish Language and Literature
23
8
-
31
Linguistics
9
9
-
18
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
-
7
-
7
French Language and Literature
-
7
-
7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
-
6
-
6
German Language and Literature
-
3
-
3
Russian Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Japanese Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Chinese Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
71
40
-
111
1.5
Mathematics, General
35
16
-
51
Statistics, General
-
24
8
32
Financial Mathematics
13
-
-
13
Computational Mathematics
-
-
10
10
Statistics, Other
-
5
-
5
Mathematics and Statistics total
48
45
18
111
1.5
English Language and Literature, General
74
11
-
85
Rhetoric and Composition
12
-
-
12
Creative Writing
-
12
-
12
English Language and Literature/Letters total
86
23
-
109
1.5
Law
-
102
-
102
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
102
-
102
1.4
Architecture
46
29
-
75
Landscape Architecture
14
-
-
14
Architecture and Related Services total
60
29
-
89
1.2
History, General
62
14
-
76
History total
62
14
-
76
1
Library and Information Science
-
76
-
76
Library Science total
-
76
-
76
1
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
20
-
4
24
Environmental Studies
17
-
-
17
Forest Sciences and Biology
11
5
-
16
Natural Resources and Conservation total
48
5
4
57
0.8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
-
31
2
33
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
31
2
33
0.4
Philosophy
14
8
-
22
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
14
8
-
22
0.3
Women's Studies
-
-
6
6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
4
-
-
4
Latin American Studies
-
-
3
3
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
-
-
3
3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
4
-
12
16
0.2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
14
-
-
14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
14
-
-
14
0.2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
-
5
-
5
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
-
5
-
5
0.1
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
-
-
1
1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
-
-
1
1
0

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