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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky

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Overview

Student Population
2,290
Kentucky State University overview
Location Frankfort, Kentucky
Online kysu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Kentucky State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,377 prospective students applied, and 2,836 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 568 enrolled in the school.  1,466 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 824 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,700 plus fees of $1,100. KY State is ranked 901 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Kentucky State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

2/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
1/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

KY State is rated within the lower 15% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Kentucky State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 860/1050
ACT 15/20
GPA 2.87
Applications Accepted
84% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$7,700
In State Costs for Kentucky State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $6,680
Budget for Other Expenses$998
Total One Year Cost$17,778
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,550
Out of State Costs for Kentucky State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $6,680
Budget for Other Expenses$998
Total One Year Cost$21,628

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$31,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
21% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Kentucky State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 22%
Health Professions 15%
Education 9%
Business 9%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157058 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky State University.

Current students may use the Kentucky State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.