Kentucky State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Frankfort, Kentucky Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$8,090

Avg in-state tuition

$11,940

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Frankfort, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,171, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 81%. The university offers 25 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 25%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,090, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $11,940.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

81% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 81%

Retention Rate 66%

Graduation Rate 25%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1060

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-22

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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57%

Female Student Population

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

2k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

Black

51%

Unknown

31%

White

11%

Two or more races

3%

Hispanic

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

71% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

71%

State Grant Aid

45%

Institution Grant Aid

91%

Pell Grant

71%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $6,094
State Grant Aid $2,567
Institution Grant Aid $5,779
Pell Grant Aid $5,210
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.