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
#1 Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$6,000 NA NA
#2 Mid Continent University

Mayfield, Private Not For Profit

$8,190 NA NA
#3 National College Lexington

Lexington, Private For Profit

$8,280 NA NA
#4 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$8,700 NA NA
#5 Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Private Not For Profit

$8,700 32 27
#6 University of Phoenix Louisville Campus

Louisville, Private For Profit

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

Williamsburg, Private Not For Profit

$9,875 33 87
#8 Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Private Not For Profit

$10,000 35 32
#9 Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Private For Profit

$11,304 NA NA
#10 Sullivan University

Louisville, Private For Profit

$11,520 NA NA
#11 Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Public Not For Profit

$11,550 21 57
#12 Brown Mackie College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$11,772 NA NA
#13 Beckfield College Florence

Florence, Private For Profit

$12,780 NA NA
#14 Morehead State University

Morehead, Public Not For Profit

$13,556 34 32
#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 Daymar College Louisville

Louisville, Private For Profit

$18,000 NA NA
#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
#41 Transylvania University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$38,570 58 63
#42 Georgetown College

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$39,810 48 82
#43 Bellarmine University

Louisville, Private Not For Profit

$40,880 68 93
#44 Centre College

Danville, Private Not For Profit

$43,000 71 91