The Best Value Kentucky Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Kentucky for 2024

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Kentucky based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking factored against the typical net price paid by students - to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2024 as the overall best value college in Kentucky is Centre College with a 9 out of 10 academic rating for a comparatively affordable $23,584 average net price. The highest value public state college is University of Louisville. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


15 results

Centre College
C
Danville, KY

Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#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

Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY

Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in Kentucky

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

University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY

University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Value 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 the Cumberlands
T
Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 18,053enrollment
  • $14,337net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 31

Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Aug 1

Georgetown College
G
Georgetown, KY

Georgetown College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Midway University
M
Midway, KY

Midway University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,441enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1130SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Murray State University
M
Murray, KY

Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Aug 15

Spalding University
S
Louisville, KY

Spalding University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,532enrollment
  • $26,539net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 858-1105SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Thomas More College
T
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Thomas More College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,958enrollment
  • $21,962net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1256SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in Kentucky

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

Applications Due Aug 1