The Best Value Kentucky Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Kentucky for 2023

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 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2023 as the overall best value college in Kentucky is Centre College. The highest value public state college is University of Louisville. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


14 results

Centre College
C
Danville, KY
Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $22,748net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1235-1465SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 3,149enrollment
  • $24,425net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 22,140enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 30,390enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1083-1330SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY
Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,720enrollment
  • $23,086net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of the Cumberlands
T
Williamsburg, KY
 
University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 19,272enrollment
  • $13,764net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 940-1200SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 13,984enrollment
  • $14,151net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 950-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 2,279enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.72Avg GPA

Midway University
M
Midway, KY
 
Midway University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,390enrollment
  • $24,781net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 9,414enrollment
  • $11,628net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 15,979enrollment
  • $9,664net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 983-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Spalding University
S
Louisville, KY
 
Spalding University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,562enrollment
  • $23,003net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Union College
U
Barbourville, KY
Union College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 1,024enrollment
  • $18,027net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 955-1148SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 16,750enrollment
  • $12,705net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1