Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Kentucky these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Kentucky list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kentucky are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Kentucky? Leading our colleges list is Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville with an in state tuition of $4,320.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Kentucky's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville, Private
$4,320 n/a n/a
2 Kentucky State University
Frankfort, Public
$5,676 33 72
3 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville, Private
$5,736 n/a n/a
4 Murray State University
Murray, Public
$6,060 42 78
5 Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Vancleve, Private
$6,450 31 82
6 Morehead State University
Morehead, Public
$7,498 32 72
7 Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Public
$7,536 40 70
8 Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Public
$8,088 41 81
9 Mid Continent University
Mayfield, Private
$8,190 10 n/a
10 Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Public
$8,722 39 71
11 Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, Private
$8,920 59 82
12 University of Kentucky
Lexington, Public
$9,012 65 80
13 University of Phoenix Louisville Campus
Louisville, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
14 University of Louisville
Louisville, Public
$9,750 58 79
15 Brown Mackie College Louisville
Louisville, Private
$11,304 n/a n/a
16 Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
Fort Mitchell, Private
$11,304 n/a n/a
17 National College Lexington
Lexington, Private
$11,412 n/a n/a
18 Beckfield College Florence
Florence, Private
$12,060 n/a n/a
19 Strayer University Kentucky
Lexington, Private
$15,300 n/a n/a
20 DeVry University Kentucky
Louisville, Private
$15,835 n/a n/a


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