Kentucky Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Kentucky but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Kentucky for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Kentucky tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kentucky are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2020/2021 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Kentucky? Leading the colleges list is Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville with an out of state total cost of $15,100.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Kentucky's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$15,100 NA NA
#2 Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Private Not For Profit

$15,450 39 63
#3 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$15,590 NA NA
#4 Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Private Not For Profit

$16,713 NA NA
#5 National College Lexington

Lexington, Private For Profit

$17,228 NA NA
#6 University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, Private For Profit

$17,310 NA NA
#7 Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Private For Profit

$19,084 NA NA
#8 University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Private Not For Profit

$19,175 30 26
#9 Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$19,638 NA NA
#10 Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Public Not For Profit

$20,630 15 17
#11 Daymar College Bellevue

Bellevue, Private For Profit

$21,570 NA NA
#12 Daymar College Owensboro

Owensboro, Private For Profit

$21,570 NA NA
#13 Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Private Not For Profit

$23,020 31 18
#14 Daymar College Paducah Main

Paducah, Private For Profit

$23,300 NA NA
#15 Daymar College Online

Louisville, Private For Profit

$23,363 NA NA
#16 DeVry University Kentucky

Louisville, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#17 Morehead State University

Morehead, Public Not For Profit

$24,896 NA NA
#18 Sullivan University

Louisville, Private For Profit

$26,145 NA NA
#19 Daymar College Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Private For Profit

$27,611 NA NA
#20 Murray State University

Murray, Public Not For Profit

$29,120 48 81
#21 Beckfield College Florence

Florence, Private For Profit

$29,191 NA NA
#22 Saint Catharine College

Saint Catharine, Private Not For Profit

$30,093 38 6
#23 Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Private Not For Profit

$31,100 33 10
#24 Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Public Not For Profit

$31,102 37 44
#25 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$31,624 35 23
#26 University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Private Not For Profit

$32,100 NA NA
#27 Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Private Not For Profit

$34,600 NA NA
#28 Midway University

Midway, Private Not For Profit

$34,650 35 10
#29 Spalding University

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$34,975 43 23
#30 Union College

Barbourville, Private Not For Profit

$36,170 24 11
#31 Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$36,213 NA NA
#32 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit

$37,540 39 25
#33 Brescia University

Owensboro, Private Not For Profit

$38,100 36 47
#34 University of Louisville

Louisville, Public Not For Profit

$39,462 62 77
#35 Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Private Not For Profit

$39,838 39 33
#36 Asbury University

Wilmore, Private Not For Profit

$41,362 57 62
#37 Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Private Not For Profit

$42,656 NA NA
#38 University of Kentucky

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$45,882 63 66
#39 Georgetown College

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$52,720 NA NA
#40 Bellarmine University

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$53,658 61 84
#41 Transylvania University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$54,270 59 66
#42 Centre College

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$56,870 73 94