College Costs in Kentucky

The 2024 Directory of Kentucky Colleges and Prices

Kentucky Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Kentucky?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Kentucky was $15,329 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $77 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Kentucky in the middle of the pack as the 23rd most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $135 from the 2019-2020 average of $15,194 and represents a 0.89% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Kentucky colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 66 colleges and universities in Kentucky, the most popular being University of Kentucky with 27,620 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,496. Centre College is the most expensive in Kentucky with an in-state tuition of $48,070.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


66 results

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$11,496 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 31,547enrollment
  • $18,693net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY

University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$12,324 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 22,017enrollment
  • $19,327net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,208 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 15,801enrollment
  • $7,259net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1290SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,854 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 1,726enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 783-978SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.72Avg GPA

Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,112 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 16,493enrollment
  • $12,625net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Murray State University
M
Murray, KY

Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,196 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 9,479enrollment
  • $11,042net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 965-1190SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Morehead State University
M
Morehead, KY

Morehead State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,240 Tuition

 

  • 8,807enrollment
  • $10,991net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Georgetown College
G
Georgetown, KY

Georgetown College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$40,610 Tuition

#6 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,548enrollment
  • $15,152net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$44,040 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 2,970enrollment
  • $22,813net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,544 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 14,324enrollment
  • $10,806net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1185SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Centre College
C
Danville, KY

Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$48,070 Tuition

#1 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,357enrollment
  • $23,584net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1195-1470SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Transylvania University
T
Lexington, KY

Transylvania University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$41,900 Tuition

 

  • 979enrollment
  • $25,767net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY

Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$32,578 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,650enrollment
  • $21,506net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Union College
U
Barbourville, KY

Union College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$28,737 Tuition

 

  • 970enrollment
  • $18,221net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 955-1148SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA

University of Pikeville
P
Pikeville, KY
 

University of Pikeville

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$23,000 Tuition

 

  • 2,434enrollment
  • $17,098net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Kentucky Wesleyan College
K
Owensboro, KY

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$30,040 Tuition

 

  • 813enrollment
  • $20,735net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 980-1210SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Jefferson Community and Technical College
J
Louisville, KY
 

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,368 Tuition

 

  • 12,053enrollment
  • $7,530net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Campbellsville University
C
Campbellsville, KY

Campbellsville University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$25,600 Tuition

 

  • 11,775enrollment
  • $20,987net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA