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Kentucky State University (KY State)

400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY

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Kentucky State University is a public historically black institution located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Kentucky. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled per year at Kentucky State University.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Education

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at KY State. A score between 1120 to 1390 on the SAT, or 16 to 20 for the ACT is common among accepted students. An estimated 30% of all students that applied were accepted at Kentucky State University, with 19% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at kysu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $6,400 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $14,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $3,600 each year. KY State may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible as grants and loans.

The KY State "Thorobreds" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to learn more about Kentucky State University may take a look at their website at http://www.kysu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students KY State accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Kentucky State University has a total student population of about 1,600, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.

$8,200

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $7,400-$8,800
    • Out-of-State: $18,000-$21,200
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $310-$370 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $740-$880 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$9,410
Receiving Student Loans76%$6,975
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Kentucky State University may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Kentucky State University is approximately 18%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Kentucky State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Kentucky State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Education

    Engineering Technology

    English Language and Literature

    Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    37.92%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    98%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    11:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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