Kentucky State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Frankfort, KY

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$8,800

Avg in-state tuition

$12,650

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Kentucky State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Kentucky State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Frankfort, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,290, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 26 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 30%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,800, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $12,650.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

84% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

78% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

30% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-20

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 860-1050

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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2k

Students enrolled

71%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

Demographics

Black

59%

Unknown

24%

White

9%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

73% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

1,624

Student Location Breakout

71% 29%

Percent of Programs Online

88% On-campus

12% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 8% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 14% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

76%

State Grant Aid

37%

Institution Grant Aid

97%

Pell Grant

73%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,847
State Grant Aid $2,341
Institution Grant Aid $4,196
Pell Grant Aid $5,469

Financial Outlook

$29k

Average student debt after graduation

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. 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.