Frankfort, the capital city of Kentucky and the home of Kentucky State University, lies on the western edge of the state's Bluegrass region. The city of 30,000, which is more than 200 years old, grew along the banks of the Kentucky River in a small valley bordered by limestone cliffs. Preservation of historic structures throughout the city adds to its picturesque quality. Easily accessible by major highways, Frankfort is within a short drive of Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati.
KSU's location in Frankfort permits the University to offer unique and outstanding state government student internships that cannot be matched by any other Kentucky higher education institution. Participating students gain first-hand experience in government administration while earning from 3 to 12 academic semester credit hours. KSU also offers a supplementary internship program, in which pre-law students gain experience and earn academic credits as interns in the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General.
KSU's educational mission, though centered on degree programs that emphasize liberal studies, also places considerable importance on the University's public service commitments. State government training capabilities are under the auspices of the Office of Government Training at Kentucky State University. Thousands of state government employees are drawn annually to the University's campus to attend workshops and seminars.