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Kentucky Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Kentucky?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Kentucky was $9,325 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $749 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,576 and represents a 8.73% annual increase. The list of Kentucky public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Kentucky and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 24 public 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. University of Louisville is the most expensive public school in Kentucky with an in-state tuition of $11,068.

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
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, 1,537 Students
$3,888 - -
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg, 2,210 Students
$3,888 - -
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, 4,561 Students
$3,888 - -
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, 11,822 Students
$8,996 32 64
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown, 2,375 Students
$3,888 - -
Gateway Community and Technical College
Florence, 1,323 Students
$3,888 - -
Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard, 1,287 Students
$3,888 - -
Henderson Community College
Henderson, 481 Students
$3,888 - -
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, 1,126 Students
$3,888 - -
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Louisville, 3,566 Students
$3,888 - -
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, 1,143 Students
$7,794 34 75
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, 1,108 Students
$3,888 - -
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville, 1,468 Students
$3,888 - -
Morehead State University
Morehead, 6,170 Students
$8,950 38 70
Murray State University
Murray, 7,640 Students
$7,656 49 79
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, 9,896 Students
$9,360 35 76
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Owensboro, 1,515 Students
$3,888 - -
Somerset Community College
Somerset, 2,761 Students
$3,888 - -
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, 1,743 Students
$3,888 - -
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Cumberland, 1,661 Students
$3,888 - -