College Costs in Kentucky

The 2023 Directory of Kentucky Colleges and Prices

Kentucky Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Kentucky?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Kentucky was $14,642 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $488 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 $805 from the 2019-2020 average of $13,837 and represents a 5.82% annual increase. The list of Kentucky colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 64 colleges and universities in Kentucky, the most popular being University of Kentucky with 26,273 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,247. Centre College is the most expensive in Kentucky with an in-state tuition of $46,000.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Kentucky Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

$12,000 34 23
Asbury University

Wilmore, Kentucky

$32,084 55 56
Ashland Community and Technical College

Ashland, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
ATA College

Louisville, Kentucky

$12,420 NA NA
Beckfield College Florence

Florence, Kentucky

$12,780 NA NA
Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky

$42,970 61 83
Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Brescia University

Owensboro, Kentucky

$26,000 35 39
Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

$0 NA NA
Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

$11,772 NA NA
Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

$11,304 NA NA
Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky

$24,500 NA NA
Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

$46,000 75 94
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, Kentucky

$8,940 NA NA
Daymar College Bellevue

Bellevue, Kentucky

$15,000 NA NA
Daymar College Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Kentucky

$22,348 NA NA
Daymar College Madisonville

Madisonville, Kentucky

$15,000 NA NA
Daymar College Online

Louisville, Kentucky

$17,000 NA NA
Daymar College Owensboro

Owensboro, Kentucky

$15,000 NA NA