Pikeville College Profile

Founded in 1889, Pikeville College is a private college located in Kentucky (US), offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education.

The College consists of the following academic divisions: Business & Economics, Education, Humanities, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Nursing and Social Science.

The Division of Social Sciences provides instruction in the fields of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, History/Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

The education programs at Pikeville College have earned the reputation of producing competent teachers. The College has a variety of teaching majors leading to either the Bachelor of Science degree or the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Teacher Education Programs are accredited by Kentucky's Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), which uses the standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for evaluation purposes.

Pikeville College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, baccalaureate and doctoral degrees. The Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM) is the 19th school of osteopathic medicine in the country, and it is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The program for the associate degree in Nursing is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Ranking Profile:

- The Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM) has earned high marks as one of the top 20 medical schools in the nation in rural medicine. It is ranked 4th in the country in the percentage of graduates entering primary care residencies (U.S. News & World Report's 2009 online edition of “America's Best Graduate Schools”).

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