Kentucky Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 42 colleges in Kentucky with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Kentucky? Mid Continent University tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $8,673. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Kentucky list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Kentucky Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Kentucky

$8,673
Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

$9,020
Murray State University

Murray, KY

$9,252
Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

$9,462
University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, KY

$9,480
Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

$9,752
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, KY

$9,760
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, KY

$9,860
University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

$9,875
National College Lexington

Lexington, KY

$10,354
Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

$10,392
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

$10,992
Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, KY

$12,123
University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

$12,370
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$12,610
Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, KY

$12,672
Beckfield College Florence

Florence, KY

$13,295
Sullivan University

Louisville, KY

$13,500