Kentucky Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Kentucky by Out of State Tuition for 2021

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 2018/2019 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 $6,000.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Kentucky's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Daymar College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$18,000 NA NA
#22 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Public Not For Profit

$19,338 38 24
#23 Daymar College Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Private For Profit

$19,500 NA NA
#24 Saint Catharine College

Saint Catharine, Private Not For Profit

$19,732 36 4
#25 Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Public Not For Profit

$19,872 37 41
#26 Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Private Not For Profit

$19,996 34 17
#27 University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Private Not For Profit

$21,400 NA NA
#28 Brescia University

Owensboro, Private Not For Profit

$22,900 40 70
#29 Murray State University

Murray, Public Not For Profit

$23,592 50 76
#30 Midway University

Midway, Private Not For Profit

$24,500 31 9
#31 Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Private Not For Profit

$24,900 NA NA
#32 Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$25,080 NA NA
#33 Spalding University

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$25,200 44 28
#34 Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Private Not For Profit

$26,270 42 48
#35 Union College

Barbourville, Private Not For Profit

$26,330 26 13
#36 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit

$26,496 41 36
#37 University of Louisville

Louisville, Public Not For Profit

$27,758 66 82
#38 University of Kentucky

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$29,331 63 69
#39 Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Private Not For Profit

$30,550 42 39
#40 Asbury University

Wilmore, Private Not For Profit

$30,654 59 60