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51 Colleges
10,972 Yearly Graduations
$61,119 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,705 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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,280 per year to get their degree at a college in Kentucky, while out of state students will pay an average of $20,597 per year.

An estimated 47% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,176 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
1,762 Yearly Degrees
$12,484 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,986 students at UK in total, 22,227 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,239 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UK is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

47% of UK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,087 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Western Kentucky University is 17,517, of which 15,286 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,749 are full-time. It takes the average WKU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at WKU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,946 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
753 Yearly Degrees
$12,162 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,211 students at UofL in total, 15,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,598 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,402 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% 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.

#4

Northern Kentucky University

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

There are 16,211 students at NKU in total, 11,507 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,024 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,052 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average 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.

#5

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
452 Yearly Degrees
$13,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,625 undergraduates at Sullivan University, of which 1,639 are full-time, and there are 3,165 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $14,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,893 students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in total, 1,762 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $22,900.

Public Public vs. Private
403 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,131 full-time undergraduates at Jefferson Community and Technical College, and 12,196 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

18% of Jefferson Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,152 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jefferson Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Eastern Kentucky University

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

The total student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 14,465, of which 12,070 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,572 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

59% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,188 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar 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
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Community and Technical College is 4,299, which includes 1,151 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,941 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,850 students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in total, 2,160 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

14% of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

#11

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
362 Yearly Degrees
$9,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Murray State University is 9,449, of which 7,863 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,149 are full-time. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,706 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Murray State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,221 full-time undergraduates at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and 10,180 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,398 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,837 students at SCC in total, 2,048 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at SCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,506 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

#14

University of the Cumberlands

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

The total student population at University of the Cumberlands is 19,110, of which 4,511 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,312 are full-time. For undergraduates at Cumberlands, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

62% of Cumberlands students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,830 a year. Cumberlands has a 5.6% 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 Cumberlands is $27,300.

Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,446 students at Maysville Community and Technical College in total, 1,186 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,152 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.5% 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

The total student population at Morehead State University is 9,304, of which 8,618 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,299 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morehead State University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,034 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is 4,137, which includes 1,562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of SKYCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,193 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SKYCTC is $24,900.

#18

Thomas More University

Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees
$33,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,037 students at Thomas More in total, 1,892 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,323 are full-time. For undergraduates at Thomas More, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,213 a year. Thomas More has a 6.9% 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 Thomas More is $41,300.

#19

Campbellsville University

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

The total student population at Campbellsville University is 12,771, of which 5,794 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,495 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 78%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% 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
$43,173 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,293 students at Bellarmine U in total, 2,484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,369 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

61% of Bellarmine U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,017 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,426 students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College in total, 1,391 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

27% of Big Sandy Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.1% 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

There are 1,381 students at Midway in total, 1,164 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 934 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Midway take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,170 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,901 students at Owensboro Community and Technical College in total, 1,430 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

14% of Owensboro Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,838 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%.

Students who graduate from Owensboro Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hopkinsville Community College is 2,076, which includes 748 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Hopkinsville Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,740 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 978 full-time undergraduates at Hazard Community and Technical College, and 2,630 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.4% 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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