Kentucky Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by Out of State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Kentucky? Leading the colleges list is Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville with an out of state tuition of $6,600.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$6,600 NA NA
#2 Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Private Not For Profit

$8,190 NA NA
#3 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$8,850 NA NA
#4 Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Private Not For Profit

$8,850 39 63
#5 University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, Private For Profit

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

Williamsburg, Private Not For Profit

$9,875 30 26
#7 National College Lexington

Lexington, Private For Profit

$11,136 NA NA
#8 Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Private For Profit

$11,304 NA NA
#9 Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Public Not For Profit

$11,550 15 17
#10 Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$11,772 NA NA
#11 Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Private Not For Profit

$12,000 31 18
#12 Beckfield College Florence

Florence, Private For Profit

$12,780 NA NA
#13 Morehead State University

Morehead, Public Not For Profit

$13,556 NA NA
#14 Sullivan University

Louisville, Private For Profit

$13,860 NA NA
#15 Daymar College Owensboro

Owensboro, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#16 Daymar College Bellevue

Bellevue, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#17 DeVry University Kentucky

Louisville, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#18 Daymar College Paducah Main

Paducah, Private For Profit

$17,000 NA NA
#19 Daymar College Online

Louisville, Private For Profit

$17,000 NA NA
#20 Murray State University

Murray, Public Not For Profit

$17,148 48 81