Kentucky In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by In State Tuition for 2023

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 average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kentucky are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Kentucky? Leading the colleges list is Kentucky State University in Frankfort with an in state tuition of $7,700.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Kentucky's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Public Not For Profit

$7,700 20 32
#2 Murray State University

Murray, Public Not For Profit

$8,040 46 78
#3 Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Private Not For Profit

$8,190 NA NA
#4 Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Private Not For Profit

$8,850 30 43
#5 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$8,940 NA NA
#6 Morehead State University

Morehead, Public Not For Profit

$9,082 NA NA
#7 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$9,452 32 25
#8 University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#9 University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Private Not For Profit

$9,875 31 30
#10 Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Public Not For Profit

$10,008 38 43
#11 National College Lexington

Lexington, Private For Profit

$10,354 NA NA
#12 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit

$10,992 37 22
#13 University of Kentucky

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$11,247 62 63
#14 Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Private For Profit

$11,304 NA NA
#15 Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$11,772 NA NA
#16 Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Private Not For Profit

$12,000 34 23
#17 University of Louisville

Louisville, Public Not For Profit

$12,174 63 79
#18 Beckfield College Florence

Florence, Private For Profit

$12,780 NA NA
#19 Sullivan University

Louisville, Private For Profit

$13,500 NA NA
#20 Daymar College Owensboro

Owensboro, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA