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Kentucky Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Kentucky?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Kentucky was $13,940 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $172 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Kentucky in the middle of the pack as the 25th most expensive and 28th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $117 from the 2015-2016 average of $13,823 and represents a 0.85% annual increase. The list of Kentucky colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 66 colleges and universities in Kentucky, the most popular being University of Kentucky with 26,682 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,579. Centre College is the most expensive in Kentucky with an in-state tuition of $40,500.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Kentucky colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Kentucky or cheap Kentucky colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Kentucky Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, 572 Students
$9,600 63 80
Asbury University  Best Value
Wilmore, 1,337 Students
$29,302 69 70
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, 1,537 Students
$3,888 - -
ATA College
Louisville, 362 Students
$11,520 - -
Beckfield College Florence
Florence, 141 Students
$12,780 - -
Bellarmine University
Louisville, 2,780 Students
$38,800 57 56
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg, 2,210 Students
$3,888 - -
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, 4,561 Students
$3,888 - -
Brescia University
Owensboro, 734 Students
$20,950 58 81
Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville, 114 Students
$0 - -
Brown Mackie College Louisville
Louisville, 405 Students
$11,772 - -
Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
Fort Mitchell, 87 Students
$11,304 - -
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville, 2,448 Students
$24,900 39 63
Centre College  Best Value
Danville, 1,428 Students
$40,500 73 66
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville, 79 Students
$8,100 - -
Daymar College Bellevue
Bellevue, 5 Students
$15,000 - -
Daymar College Bowling Green
Bowling Green, 163 Students
$15,000 - -
Daymar College Louisville
Louisville, 460 Students
$18,000 - -
Daymar College Louisville
Louisville, 93 Students
$18,000 - -
Daymar College Madisonville
Madisonville, 15 Students
$15,000 - -