Best Kentucky Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Kentucky for 2022

There are 66 colleges and universities in Kentucky enrolling 257,484 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Kentucky below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Kentucky offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Kentucky is home to nationally ranked institutions like Centre College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Bellarmine University. The highest ranked college in Kentucky is Centre College and the top rated public state college is University of Kentucky.

Local college options can be explored in Louisville and Lexington-Fayette urban county or other cities.


66 results

List of the Best Kentucky Colleges

Centre College
C
Danville, KY
Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,333enrollment
  • $22,748net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1340SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 22,211enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 3,293enrollment
  • $24,425net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1280SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY
Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,741enrollment
  • $23,086net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 9,449enrollment
  • $11,628net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg Weighted GPA
Spalding University
S
Louisville, KY
 
Spalding University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,596enrollment
  • $23,003net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 896-1103SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 17,517enrollment
  • $12,705net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 16,211enrollment
  • $9,664net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Midway University
M
Midway, KY
 
Midway University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,381enrollment
  • $24,781net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 14,465enrollment
  • $14,151net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
University of the Cumberlands
t
Williamsburg, KY
 
University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 19,110enrollment
  • $13,764net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Union College
U
Barbourville, KY
Union College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,179enrollment
  • $18,027net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 2,290enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA
Alice Lloyd College
A
Pippa Passes, KY
Alice Lloyd College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 569enrollment
  • $15,196net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 860-1000SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA
Ashland Community and Technical College
A
Ashland, KY
 
Ashland Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,400enrollment
  • $6,605net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
S
Bowling Green, KY
 
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,137enrollment
  • $7,240net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Brescia University
B
Owensboro, KY
 
Brescia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 986enrollment
  • $14,464net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 985-1085SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA