Community Colleges in Kentucky

The 2023 Directory of Kentucky Community Colleges and Costs

Kentucky Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Kentucky?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Kentucky was $6,462 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $2,066 from the 2019-2020 average of $4,396 and represents a 47% annual increase. The list of Kentucky community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 16 community colleges and universities in Kentucky, the most popular being Bluegrass Community and Technical College with 3,729 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,296. Ashland Community and Technical College is the most expensive community school in Kentucky with an in-state tuition of $4,296.

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
Ashland Community and Technical College

Ashland, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Gateway Community and Technical College

Florence, Kentucky

$4,296 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
Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Maysville Community and Technical College

Maysville, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA
Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro, Kentucky

$4,296 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
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Paducah, Kentucky

$4,296 NA NA