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.

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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
Daymar College Paducah Main

Paducah, Kentucky

$17,000 NA NA
Daymar College Scottsville

Scottsville, Kentucky

$18,000 NA NA
DeVry University Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

$15,835 NA NA
Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

$9,452 32 25
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Gateway Community and Technical College

Florence, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Georgetown College

Georgetown, Kentucky

$40,210 NA NA
Hazard Community and Technical College

Hazard, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Henderson Community College

Henderson, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Jefferson Community and Technical College

Louisville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky

$21,530 31 8
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Kentucky

$8,850 30 43
Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky

$7,700 20 32
Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Kentucky

$28,400 37 29
Lincoln College of Technology Florence

Florence, Kentucky

$12,870 NA NA
Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky

$25,440 NA NA
Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Maysville Community and Technical College

Maysville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
MedTech College Lexington Campus

Lexington, Kentucky

$15,155 NA NA
Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Kentucky

$8,190 NA NA
Midway University

Midway, Kentucky

$24,500 33 8
Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky

$9,082 NA NA
Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

$8,040 46 78
National College Lexington

Lexington, Kentucky

$10,354 NA NA
Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

$10,008 38 43
Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Saint Catharine College

Saint Catharine, Kentucky

$19,732 36 4
Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

$16,000 NA NA
Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Bowling Green, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Cumberland, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky

$26,200 44 23
Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky

$13,500 NA NA
Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

$33,060 NA NA
Transylvania University

Lexington, Kentucky

$40,800 57 59
Union College

Barbourville, Kentucky

$27,119 29 19
University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

$11,247 62 63
University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

$12,174 63 79
University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, Kentucky

$9,480 NA NA
University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Kentucky

$22,500 NA NA
University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

$9,875 31 30
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Paducah, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

$10,992 37 22