Kentucky State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Frankfort, KY

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

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

Learn more about how we determine school awards

$8,090

Avg in-state tuition

$11,940

Avg out-of-state tuition

BestColleges.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to take the next step?

Discover programs by subject area to find the best college for your future.

Search all programs

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 2,171, 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

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.

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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1060

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-22

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

Learn more about how we determine school awards

2k

Students Enrolled

59%

Online Student Enrollment

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
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.

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%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

1,284

Student Location Breakout

59% 41%

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 100% online

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 8% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 14% online

Doctorate 100% online

Financial 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

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$29k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

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.