Campbellsville University's main campus is situated in the heartland region of Kentucky offering 63 programs of study at the undergraduate level, 17 masters degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. Our 95-acre main campus is one-half mile from downtown Campbellsville, the county seat of Taylor County, population 23,000. Another portion of our campus, Clay Hill Memorial Forest, is located just seven miles from campus. It is a 262-acre educational and research woodland that is being developed by our Division of Natural Science as a regional center for environmental education and research.

Our campus is ideally located amid peaceful Kentucky countryside, yet is just one and one-half hours from Louisville and Lexington, and two and one-half hours from Nashville. Beautiful Green River Lake, a 10,000-acre recreational state park, is just five miles from campus. Click here for directions.

Mission Statement

Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, Christian institution that offers pre-professional, undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity and professional preparation within a caring environment. The university prepares students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship, and active participation in a diverse, global society.

Core Values

• To foster academic excellence through pre-professional certificates, associates, baccalaureate, and graduate programs through traditional, technical, and online systems

• To provide an environment conducive for student success

• To value diverse perspectives within a Christ-centered community

• To model servant leadership and effective stewardship


Campbellsville University has the distinction of being:

  • Ranked by U. S. News & World Report:
    81st in the top regional universities in the south
    70th in the nation, 2013 Best Online Graduate Education Programs
    79th in the nation, 2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs
  • Listed in America’s Best Christian Colleges
  • Rated as a Military Friendly School   
  • Named a NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Institution
  • Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • School of Business highlighted in Forbes Southern U.S. Business Schools
  • Ranked 4th most affordable among top 50 Christian colleges in U.S.
  • Master of Theology online degree ranked 8th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • Criminal Justice online associate degree ranked 4th nationally by TheBestSchools.org
  • Online Master's degree in Human Resources ranked 16th by TopManagementDegrees.com


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate, bachelors, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1865 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville’s music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music(NASM). The teacher preparation program is approved by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) for teacher education and certification and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). The NASDTEC Interstate Contract provides opportunity for graduates to earn teaching certificates in other states, although there may be applicable conditions. The Baccalaureate Social Work and Masters of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Business programs are accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


Affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Campbellsville’s intercollegiate athletic program is a member of the Mid-South Conference. The university offers various intercollegiate teams: Men’s Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Bowling and Wrestling. Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Bowling, Swimming and Co-ed Cheerleading. 


One third of our student enrollment lives on campus in one of the eight modern residence halls for men or women. All residence halls have laundry facilities; air-conditioned rooms; nearby parking lots, and phone, Internet, and cable TV accessibility in each room. Campbellsville University seeks to provide a clean, safe, comfortable living environment conducive to learning and relating.

Financial Aid

Over 90% of our students receive financial aid in the form of academic scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment opportunities. In addition to traditional financial aid offerings, the University offers assistance programs that are church-related and endowed scholarships. Performance grants are tailored toward students pursuing studies or participating in art, drama, journalism, music and athletics.