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Kentucky State University (KSU, or less commonly, KYSU, to differentiate from Kansas State University) is a four-year institution of higher learning, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the state's capital. Traditionally, the school was a historically black university, but African-American enrollment has dwindled to just 35% today. The current president of the university is Dr. Mary Evans Sias. Kentucky State University logo. ... Kentucky State University logo. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ...



Established 1886
School type Public
Location Frankfort, KY, USA
Enrollment ¹ 2,300 students
Campus Semi-rural
Colors Gold
and White
Home page www.kysu.edu

The school was chartered in 1886 and opened in 1887 as the State Normal School for Colored Persons. In 1890, the state of Kentucky gave the school a land grant. In 1902, the name of the school was changed to the Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute for Colored Persons, which was changed again in 1926 to the Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Persons. In 1938, the school became known as the Kentucky State College for Negroes (the "for Negroes" was dropped in 1952). The college became a full-fledged university in 1972. In 1973, Kentucky State offered its first graduate programs. 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... The term public school has different meanings: In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by a Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...

An adjoining high school was in operation from the late 1890s until the early 1930s. The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no connotation of homosexuality as in current-day usage. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur...


Kentucky State University is the smallest of the public schools in Kentucky, enrolling 2,300 students at the 2004 count. 130 full-time faculty members currently work at Kentucky State. The campus is 511 acres, built on a bluff that overlooks the city of Frankfort.

Notable alumni

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External link

  • University website (http://www.kysu.edu/index.cfm)

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