Education

Fulton and Hickman counties are home to three public school districts. Students also benefit from easy access to numerous regional colleges, universities, trade, and technical schools.

Download a map showing locations of higher education institutions throughout the region.

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • Total Enrollment

    610

  • Pupil to Teacher Ratio

    15.8

FULTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

  • Total Enrollment

    326

  • Pupil to Teacher Ratio

    10.7

HICKMAN COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • Total Enrollment

    717

  • Pupil to Teacher Ratio

    12.7

EDUCATION ATTAINMENT

Fulton County Hickman County
Number Percent Number Percent
High School Graduate or Higher (includes equivalency) 3,437 79% 2,631 80%
Some College, No Degree 959 22% 538 16%
Associate Degree 268 6% 205 6%
Bachelor’s Degree 382 9% 360 11%
Graduate or Professional Degree 201 5% 159 5%

REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES WITH 2,000+ ENROLLMENT

The University of Tennessee-Martin

Martin, TN

Distance: About 10 miles
Enrollment: 6700

Murray State University

Murray, KY

Distance: About 32 miles
Enrollment: 9427

Union University

Jackson, TN

Distance: About 56 miles
Enrollment: 3071

Jackson State Community College

Jackson, TN

Distance: About 62 miles
Enrollment: 4,928

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Distance: About 75 miles
Enrollment: 10,000

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

Distance: About 86 miles
Enrollment: 11,366

John A. Logan College

Carterville, IL

Distance: About 89 miles
Enrollment: 10,200

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

REGIONAL TECHNICAL & TRADE SCHOOLS

Four Rivers Career Academy

Hickman, KY

Enrollment: 186

Mayfield/Graves County ATC

Mayfield, KY

Distance: About 20 miles
Enrollment: 374

Murray/Calloway County ATC

Murray, KY

Distance: About 32 miles
Enrollment: 280

Marshall County Area Vocational Education Center

Benton, KY

Distance: About 62 miles
Enrollment: 811

Ballard County CTC

Barlow, KY

Distance: About 38 miles
Enrollment: 343

Paducah ATC

Paducah, KY

Distance: About 41 miles
Enrollment: 551



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