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51 Colleges
10,972 Yearly Graduations
$60,103 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,838 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Kentucky is ranked #27 in the country with 10,972 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Kentucky is $15,026 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $20,356 a year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,710 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
1,762 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. It takes the average UK undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,661 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#2

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
1,116 Yearly Degrees
$10,802 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,171 students at WKU in total, 15,895 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,815 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WKU is 4.5 years.

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

57% of WKU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
753 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofL is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 45% of accepted students 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. UofL 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 $34,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
645 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,480 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#5

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
452 Yearly Degrees
$12,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sullivan University is 3,318, of which 2,624 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,636 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

84% of Sullivan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,724 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sullivan University is $26,000.

Public Public vs. Private
441 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,074 full-time undergraduates at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and 6,327 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,019 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Kentucky Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Jefferson Community and Technical College is 12,560, which includes 3,060 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jefferson Community and Technical College is $23,900.

#8

Eastern Kentucky University

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

There are 14,980 students at Eastern in total, 12,662 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,908 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern is 4.9 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
375 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.

Roughly 29% of students at Gateway take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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
372 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,648 students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in total, 2,254 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
362 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. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Bluegrass Community and Technical College is 10,143, which includes 4,553 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,644 students at SCC in total, 2,205 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
316 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. For undergraduates at Cumberlands, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

68% of Cumberlands students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,806 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,889 students at Maysville Community and Technical College in total, 1,349 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Maysville Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maysville Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Morehead State University

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

There are 9,654 students at Morehead State University in total, 8,958 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,393 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morehead State University is 4.5 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

68% of Morehead State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,304 students at SKYCTC in total, 1,785 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at SKYCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than 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.

#18

Thomas More College

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

There are 2,238 students at TMC in total, 2,030 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,295 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#19

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
176 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. For undergraduates at Campbellsville University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#20

Bellarmine University

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

There are 2,553 undergraduates at Bellarmine U, of which 2,416 are full-time, and there are 3,331 students altogether. For undergraduates at Bellarmine U, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 67% of students at Bellarmine U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,093 a year. Bellarmine U has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bellarmine U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,718 students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College in total, 1,634 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Big Sandy Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Midway University

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

The total student population at Midway University is 1,357, of which 1,141 students are undergraduates and of those, 888 are full-time. For undergraduates at Midway, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,004 students at Owensboro Community and Technical College in total, 1,622 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

17% of Owensboro Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Owensboro Community and Technical College is $24,400.

#24

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 921 full-time undergraduates at Hopkinsville Community College, and 2,655 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of Hopkinsville Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hopkinsville Community College is $22,600.

Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,051 full-time undergraduates at Hazard Community and Technical College, and 3,245 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of Hazard Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,589 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hazard Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Madisonville Community College 97
27 University of Pikeville 78
28 Centre College 76
29 Asbury University 75
30 Spalding University 73
31 Ashland Community and Technical College 65
32 Henderson Community College 63
33 Union College Kentucky 61
34 Transylvania University 49
35 Lindsey Wilson College 47
36 Berea College 40
37 Kentucky State University 38
38 Brescia University 35
39 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College 30
40 Georgetown College 28
41 Kentucky Wesleyan College 17
42 Beckfield College - Florence 14
42 Kentucky Christian University 14
44 Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training 13
45 Alice Lloyd College 11
46 Daymar College - Bowling Green 8
47 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 6
47 Interactive College of Technology - Newport 6
49 Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education 4
50 Simmons College of Kentucky 3
51 American National University - Lexington 0

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