About Union

Located in Barbourville and founded in 1879, Union College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is recognized as an important part of southeastern Kentucky’s rich history and impressive landscape. Home of the Bulldogs, Union is a private, liberal arts institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus a new school of nursing and online learning opportunities. The transformative nature of the liberal arts experience is enhanced at Union due to a particular commitment to personal attention—both in and out of the classroom.

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Union was founded in 1876

Union is known for personal attention. But there's so much more.

Union parents and students on family day

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President Hawkins signs her contract

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Timeline of Union's history

A timeline of Union College's history