Kentucky Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in Kentucky

There are 24 public colleges and universities in Kentucky enrolling 191,644 students. Explore the list below to find the public college match for you. Public college tend to be larger in size and more affordable than private schools when attended by students with Kentucky state residency.  Kentucky is home to popular public schools like University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.


24 results

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Feb 15

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

Applications Due May 1

Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Jul 15

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 2,290enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA

Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 17,517enrollment
  • $12,705net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Jul 1

Morehead State University
M
Morehead, KY
Morehead State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,304enrollment
  • $12,498net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 14,465enrollment
  • $14,151net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Jefferson Community and Technical College
J
Louisville, KY
 
Jefferson Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,196enrollment
  • $7,797net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Somerset Community College
S
Somerset, KY
 
Somerset Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,837enrollment
  • $5,741net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
B
Lexington, KY
 
Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 10,180enrollment
  • $7,013net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 13

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
E
Elizabethtown, KY
 
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,850enrollment
  • $7,082net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Hopkinsville Community College
H
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Hopkinsville Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,076enrollment
  • $7,244net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Gateway Community and Technical College
G
Florence, KY
 
Gateway Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,299enrollment
  • $7,873net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.94Avg 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

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

Applications Due Aug 20

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
B
Prestonsburg, KY
 
Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,426enrollment
  • $4,463net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
W
Paducah, KY
 
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,893enrollment
  • $7,780net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA