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34 Colleges
5,547 Yearly Graduations
$73,509 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,213 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 5,547 students received a teaching degree from a college in Kentucky, making it rank #20 in terms of graduations. Kentucky colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,377 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $22,950 per year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,053 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,404 Yearly Degrees
$9,875 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,874 undergraduates at Cumberlands, of which 2,670 are full-time, and there are 16,966 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cumberlands is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,806 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cumberlands is $27,300.

#2

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
647 Yearly Degrees
$11,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,860 undergraduates at UofL, of which 11,560 are full-time, and there are 21,670 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

48% of UofL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$12,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Kentucky is 29,402, of which 22,236 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

49% of UK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,661 a year. UK has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees
$9,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,662 undergraduates at Eastern, of which 9,908 are full-time, and there are 14,980 students altogether. For undergraduates at Eastern, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

62% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,730 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern is $29,800.

#5

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
372 Yearly Degrees
$10,802 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,895 undergraduates at WKU, of which 11,815 are full-time, and there are 18,171 students altogether. For undergraduates at WKU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at WKU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,901 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$9,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Morehead State University is 9,654, of which 8,958 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,393 are full-time. It takes the average Morehead State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Morehead State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morehead State University is $27,200.

#7

Georgetown College

Georgetown, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$39,810 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,484 students at Georgetown College in total, 983 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 932 are full-time. It takes the average Georgetown College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,288 a year. Georgetown College has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$9,174 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,139 undergraduates at Murray State, of which 6,190 are full-time, and there are 9,556 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Murray State is 4.6 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,696 a year. Murray State has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Murray State is $29,700.

#9

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$10,296 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,664 students at NKU in total, 11,868 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,243 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NKU is 4.8 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at NKU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,480 a year. NKU has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$42,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellarmine University is 3,331, of which 2,553 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,416 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bellarmine U is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

67% of Bellarmine U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,093 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellarmine U is $42,200.

#11

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$25,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,381 students at Campbellsville University in total, 4,740 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,458 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

56% of Campbellsville University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Union College Kentucky

Barbourville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$27,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,140 students at Union College in total, 946 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 857 are full-time. It takes the average Union College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

84% of Union College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,181 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Union College is $28,200.

#13

Asbury University

Wilmore, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$30,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,724 undergraduates at Asbury, of which 1,363 are full-time, and there are 1,940 students altogether. For undergraduates at Asbury, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Asbury take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,192 a year. Asbury has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Asbury is $28,700.

#14

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$25,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 925 undergraduates at Spalding, of which 744 are full-time, and there are 1,629 students altogether. It takes the average Spalding undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,031 a year. Spalding has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spalding with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Midway University

Midway, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees
$24,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,357 students at Midway in total, 1,141 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 888 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Midway is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

72% of Midway students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,677 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Midway is $31,500.

#16

University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$21,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,403 undergraduates at UPIKE, of which 1,074 are full-time, and there are 2,261 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

86% of UPIKE students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,813 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UPIKE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$32,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,030 undergraduates at TMC, of which 1,295 are full-time, and there are 2,238 students altogether. It takes the average TMC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at TMC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,554 a year. TMC has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#17

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$25,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,019 undergraduates at Lindsey Wilson College, of which 1,851 are full-time, and there are 2,591 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

62% of Lindsey Wilson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,205 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#19

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$8,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,029 undergraduates at KY State, of which 1,156 are full-time, and there are 2,171 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

67% of KY State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,196 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from KY State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,763 students at Gateway in total, 1,271 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

29% of Gateway students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway is $25,400.

Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,560 students at Jefferson Community and Technical College in total, 3,060 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

21% of Jefferson Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,525 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$20,796 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is 4,139, of which 894 students are undergraduates and of those, 588 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

32% of SBTS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,208 a year.

#23

Berea College

Berea, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$44,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,652 full-time undergraduates at Berea, and 1,688 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Berea is 4.3 years.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

14% of Berea students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,017 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#24

Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$20,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kentucky Christian University is 725, of which 630 students are undergraduates and of those, 503 are full-time. For undergraduates at Kentucky Christian University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 40% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,673 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kentucky Christian University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees
$27,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 863 students at Wesleyan in total, 803 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Wesleyan, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

75% of Wesleyan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,678 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wesleyan is $29,000.

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Brescia University 11
28 Alice Lloyd College 10
29 Summit Salon Academy - Lexington 4
30 Kentucky Mountain Bible College 2
30 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College 2
32 Bluegrass Community and Technical College 1
32 Big Sandy Community and Technical College 1
32 Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education 1

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