Kentucky College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, ninety-one colleges are active for serving college programs in Kentucky. By school types, there are twenty-five public schools and sixty-six private schools. By school levels, forty 4-years (or high) schools, thirty-two 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and nineteen less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the ninety-one Kentucky schools, Berea College ranked first and University of Kentucky ranked second (view more at Kentucky college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Kentucky colleges is $14,654 for Kentucky residents and $18,337 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 70.68% and the average SAT score is 1,094. The average number of students is 2,927 and the average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Kentucky colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Kentucky Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Kentucky ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Berea College
Berea, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,092-1,19430.00%1,67368%10 to 1
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,294$33,2161,19596.00%29,18266%16 to 1
Centre College
Danville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$44,300-1,25576.00%1,43484%11 to 1
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$28,508$27,5751,18069.00%21,43059%14 to 1
Transylvania University
Lexington, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,610-1,21590.00%98770%11 to 1
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,173$16,6451,16066.00%3,36966%11 to 1
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,256$17,3581,13090.00%14,76446%19 to 1
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,948$14,5001,08094.00%15,81545%15 to 1
Spalding University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,900$12,2861,04079.00%1,75840%11 to 1
Murray State University
Murray, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,348$14,4001,14382.00%9,45455%15 to 1
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,876$10,5121,08678.00%10,19546%18 to 1
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,875$4,5821,03580.00%13,47244%15 to 1
Union College
Barbourville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,000$8,2101,00155.00%1,33339%14 to 1
Midway University
Midway, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,850$6,3901,04560.00%1,66844%21 to 1
Asbury University
Wilmore, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,028$9,9901,19064.00%1,94068%12 to 1
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,400$8,7731,04770.00%11,47036%13 to 1
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,496$18,3401,10597.00%19,45648%18 to 1
Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,800$11,7451,16163.00%1,60845%11 to 1
Thomas More University
Crestview Hills, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,420$11,3271,07591.00%2,25354%16 to 1
University of Pikeville
Pikeville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,050$8,100970-2,31728%14 to 1
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,718$9,719--2,58938%15 to 1
Sullivan University
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,500$15,840--3,57519%13 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$16,816---19369%20 to 1
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training
Newport, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,350---12528%16 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---9926%17 to 1
ATA College
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$13,120---35249%15 to 1
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---5,85728%21 to 1
Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,990---210-9 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,215---15442%17 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---9170%18 to 1
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Louisville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,320---11,69923%21 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro
Owensboro, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---5660%8 to 1
Tri-State Barber College
Ashland, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,500---1967%20 to 1
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Jackson, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,760-1,02048.00%7142%12 to 1
Galen College of Nursing-ARH
Hazard, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$41,380---246-12 to 1
Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,230-96027.00%64452%17 to 1
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---2,54243%17 to 1
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---3,54642%17 to 1
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$4,800---22-20 to 1
Brescia University
Owensboro, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,100$8501,13042.00%1,01534%13 to 1
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Whitesburg, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$10,360---40100%10 to 1
Interactive College of Technology-Newport
Newport, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$9,890---6532%12 to 1
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,750---1,95441%18 to 1
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---4,37528%21 to 1
University of Phoenix-Kentucky
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,534$13,560--1821%4 to 1
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---6,39938%22 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Dixie
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---909%18 to 1
Lexington Healing Arts Academy
Lexington, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,950---150-5 to 1
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
Glasgow, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$17,216---32100%15 to 1
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Cumberland, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---3,31534%20 to 1
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$16,650---36-20 to 1
Henderson Community College
Henderson, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---1,58640%15 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger
Erlanger, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---7479%16 to 1
American College of Barbering
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,750---6960%20 to 1
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$7,800---373%20 to 1
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$16,650---36-20 to 1
Regina Webb Academy
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$15,500---19100%10 to 1
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,650$12,65097581.00%1,77825%12 to 1
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,200$5,20091640.00%68135%10 to 1
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design
Nicholasville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,025---5110%12 to 1
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$17,216---21765%7 to 1
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---4,18942%22 to 1
Beckfield College-Florence
Florence, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,295--87.00%68729%12 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---7626%11 to 1
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,870$5,710--13120%10 to 1
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Paducah, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---6,19353%18 to 1
Ross College-Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$15,990---7450%9 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth
Louisville, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---7820%20 to 1
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education
Lexington, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,380---11740%15 to 1
Frontier Nursing University
Hyden, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$20,292--2,140--
Empire Beauty School-Florence
Florence, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---9911%25 to 1
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology
Bowling Green, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,100---2229%8 to 1
Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---3,18536%17 to 1
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,896$9,1321,13968.00%4,12134%14 to 1
Ideal Beauty Academy
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$12,750---16100%7 to 1
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---2,74826%20 to 1
MedQuest College
Louisville, KY
Private, 2-4 years
$13,750---24681%15 to 1
Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Richmond, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,000---1590%9 to 1
American National University-Lexington
Lexington, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,136---29929%11 to 1
Medical Career & Technical College
Richmond, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,475---8085%15 to 1
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,540-1,09962.00%83045%13 to 1
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Versailles, KY
Public, 2-4 years
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Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,199$16,950--1,690--
Lexington Theological Seminary
Lexington, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,119$9,420--78--
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$11,838--143--
Appalachian Beauty School
Belfry, KY
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,525---2257%20 to 1
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---4,48236%20 to 1
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Owensboro, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,240---3,94036%19 to 1
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,320---9,52524%19 to 1
Gateway Community and Technical College
Florence, KY
Public, 2-4 years
$15,320---4,09346%16 to 1
Hussian College-Daymar College Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,636--94.00%21164%15 to 1
Average$18,337$12,5901,09470.68%2,92747%15 to 1