There are 10 four-year colleges and universities located within 50 miles of Jackson County. The county's central location provides access to a variety of high education opportunities.
The institutions include:
Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus
Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus
Eastern Kentucky University, main campus in Richmond
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Morehead State University, Jackson center
Eastern Kentucky University, Lancaster center
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
University of the Cumberlands
These institutions offer associate, bachelors and graduate degrees in a wide range of subjects. Many of the colleges and universities also offer online degree programs.