Kentucky Best Colleges Comparison

View the Kentucky Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Kentucky Statistics

There are 106 colleges in Kentucky - 25 public and 81 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $18,444 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $13,071. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,083 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Kentucky Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Kentucky. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Kentucky colleges at Kentucky Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Kentucky Statistics
Top 20 colleges in KentuckyAll colleges in Kentucky
Number of Schools20 schools
(7 public, 13 private)
106 schools
(25 public, 81 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,690 (in-state)
$29,195 (out-of-state)
$6,496 (in-state)
$18,444 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,488 (in-state)
$13,584 (out-of-state)
$11,162 (in-state)
$13,071 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$18,033$8,535
Test Scores1,116 SAT, 24 ACT 1,083 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate80.74% 75.14%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.89% 31.10%
Population169,784269,491
Undergraduate118,820208,489
Graduate50,96461,002
Graduation Rate52.90%44.54%
Transfer-out Rate20.70%13.55%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.50 to 114.22 to 1

Top Colleges In Kentucky Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Kentucky for academic year 2019-2020. Berea College ranked top in the Kentucky Best Colleges Comparison and University of Kentucky and Centre College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $29,195 for undergraduate programs $13,584 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Kentucky is 1,116 and the acceptance rate is 80.74%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.50 to 1 for top colleges in Kentucky. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Kentucky Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Berea College
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Private, 4 yearsBerea, KY
$43,612 $47,514 1,43233% 1,193 SAT
26 ACT
9 to 1
2 University of Kentucky
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Public, 4 yearsLexington, KY
$31,608
($12,610)
$10,865 29,98694% 1,207 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
3 Centre College
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Private, 4 yearsDanville, KY
$46,000 $30,717 1,33368% 1,350 SAT
30 ACT
10 to 1
4 University of Louisville
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Public, 4 yearsLouisville, KY
$28,716
($12,370)
$9,625 22,21175% 1,160 SAT
24 ACT
19 to 1
5 Transylvania University
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Private, 4 yearsLexington, KY
$42,520 $26,762 96392% 1,190 SAT
27 ACT
10 to 1
6 Bellarmine University
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Private, 4 yearsLouisville, KY
$44,920 $31,140 3,29386% 1,195 SAT
24 ACT
13 to 1
7 Northern Kentucky University
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Public, 4 yearsHighland Heights, KY
$20,448
($10,392)
$7,586 16,21180% 1,097 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
8 Eastern Kentucky University
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Public, 4 yearsRichmond, KY
$20,024
($9,752)
$8,558 14,46598% 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
9 Spalding University
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Private, 4 yearsLouisville, KY
$26,550 $14,428 1,59690% 1,015 SAT
20 ACT
11 to 1
10 Murray State University
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Public, 4 yearsMurray, KY
$18,528
($9,252)
$9,282 9,44985% 1,080 SAT
24 ACT
17 to 1
11 Morehead State University
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Public, 4 yearsMorehead, KY
$14,106
($9,462)
$7,473 9,30490% 1,086 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
12 University of the Cumberlands
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Private, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, KY
$9,875 $8,965 19,11085% 1,070 SAT
21 ACT
20 to 1
13 Union College
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Private, 4 yearsBarbourville, KY
$28,889 $20,559 1,17956% 1,052 SAT
19 ACT
17 to 1
14 Midway University
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Private, 4 yearsMidway, KY
$24,850 $13,316 1,38178% 1,030 SAT
22 ACT
15 to 1
15 Asbury University
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Private, 4 yearsWilmore, KY
$32,652 $17,696 1,74177% 1,200 SAT
25 ACT
12 to 1
16 Campbellsville University
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Private, 4 yearsCampbellsville, KY
$25,000 $17,437 12,77178% 1,047 SAT 14 to 1
17 Western Kentucky University
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Public, 4 yearsBowling Green, KY
$27,000
($10,992)
$7,166 17,51798% 1,080 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
18 Georgetown College
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Private, 4 yearsGeorgetown, KY
$41,200 $34,614 1,56575% 1,161 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
19 Thomas More University
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Private, 4 yearsCrestview Hills, KY
$34,760 $20,178 2,03796% 1,075 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
20 University of Pikeville
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Private, 4 yearsPikeville, KY
$22,650 $16,771 2,240- 970 SAT 14 to 1
Average$29,195
($10,690)
$18,033 169,78480.74% 1,116 SAT 14.50 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020