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67 Schools in Kentucky Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    DeVry University-Kentucky

    Louisville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    157
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Eastern Kentucky University

    Richmond, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,320
    Years Accredited
    86 (1928)
    Student Population
    19,043
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    Elizabethtown, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    11,174
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Frontier Nursing University

    Hyden, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    1,636
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

    Louisville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    30 (1983)
    Student Population
    1,700
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Gateway Community and Technical College

    Florence, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,440
    Years Accredited
    40 (1973)
    Student Population
    7,308
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Georgetown College

    Georgetown, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,770
    Years Accredited
    95 (1919)
    Student Population
    2,101
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Hazard Community and Technical College

    Hazard, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    24 (1990)
    Student Population
    5,813
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Henderson Community College

    Henderson, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    2,944
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Hopkinsville Community College

    Hopkinsville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    6,070
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Interactive College of Technology-Newport

    Newport, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,260
    Years Accredited
    24 (1990)
    Student Population
    66
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Jefferson Community and Technical College

    Louisville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,440
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    21,190
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Kentucky Christian University

    Grayson, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,778
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    616
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Kentucky Mountain Bible College

    Vancleve, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,990
    Years Accredited
    20 (1994)
    Student Population
    81
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Kentucky State University

    Frankfort, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,096
    Years Accredited
    75 (1939)
    Student Population
    3,530
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Kentucky Wesleyan College

    Owensboro, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,365
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    803
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Lexington Theological Seminary

    Lexington, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    88
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Lindsey Wilson College

    Columbia, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,230
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    3,047
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Madisonville Community College

    Madisonville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    6,417
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Maysville Community and Technical College

    Maysville, KY
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    6,708
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

For the past decade, Kentucky has consistently ranked within the top third of U.S. states in terms of average tuition rates for both public or private colleges or universities. In the fall of 2014, the cost of Kentucky's public universities is expected to top $10,000 per year for residents. Fortunately, tuition rates aren't rising quite as fast in Kentucky as they are in other states. Over the past few years, the national tuition rate has jumped 30%, but in Kentucky sticker prices rose only 23%.

College Enrollment

Despite tuition hikes, college enrollment rates in Kentucky are rising at a remarkable clip. With 51% more students enrolling in Kentucky's college and universities today than ten years ago, the state boasts the third highest jump in enrollment rates across the nation. This surge in Kentucky enrollments represents increased numbers across the board — from two-year community colleges all the way up to graduate level programs. The state has instituted a number of reforms and programs over the past decade aimed at improving college readiness and interest among Kentucky's high school students, and these programs appear to be paying substantial dividends.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Kentucky Affordable Prepaid Tuition: This program allows state residents to pre-pay college tuition for a designated student at any college in the state, including community and technical colleges and public and private four-year universities. The packages come at three levels: Value, Standard and Premium. Each prepaid plan offers state and federally tax exempt earnings on funds invested.
    • Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust: This is Kentucky's official 529 college saving plan, which is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority with TIAA-CREF serving as the plan manager. Contributions grow on a tax free basis so long as the proceeds are used to pay for college tuition and expenses.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association: The purpose of KHEAA is to improve student access to higher education. Since its inception in 1966 the association has provided financial aid and other resources to enable state residents to further their education.
    • KnowHow2GoKy: Started through the Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education, this program works to encourage more of the state's population to enroll in college. Programming is primarily targeted at middle and high school aged students and their parents.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Kentucky

Kentucky Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 48% Kentucky
      Graduation Rate
    • 19.8 ACT Kentucky
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Kentucky

  • KY US
    Public 2-Year
  • KY US
    Public 4-Year
  • KY US
    Private 4-year

Kentucky Institutions

  • KY US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • KY US
    Public
    Institutions
  • KY US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • KY US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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