They are the same school, with the same mascot and colors -- just a new name!
Effective July 1st, Pikeville College will be named University of Pikeville.
The decision comes after months of meeting with board members, school officials, students and community members.
Pikeville College President Paul Patton says this will allow the school to be more affective at recruiting students and athletes. He explained that many people mistakenly thought Pikeville was not a University since it did not have the title in its name.
As the school continues to expand they hope more students see Pikeville College, or soon to be UPike, as a place to come get their undergraduate and graduate degrees.