Colleges in Kentucky

Kentucky has 44 private and 8 public 4-year colleges that enroll 137,910 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $8,985 (for in-state students) and $20,471 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $19,290 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Kentucky provided $49,224,638 in financial aid to 17,158 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $173,292,148 in grant and scholarships to 17,063 students.

Kentucky receives 1.6% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 10,056 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $44,695,653 in pell grant ($4,492 per student on average) and 14,334 students received a total amount of $80,112,084 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,317 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Kentucky

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alice Lloyd College

Location: Pippa Passes, KY

Private
not for profit
$14,200 $9,600 $9,600
22%
American National University-Lexington

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
for profit
$17,973 $14,832 $14,832
Open admission
Asbury Theological Seminary

Location: Wilmore, KY

Private
not for profit
Asbury University

Location: Wilmore, KY

Private
not for profit
$23,750 $28,432 $28,432
70%
Beckfield College-Florence

Location: Florence, KY

Private
for profit
$27,812 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Bellarmine University

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
not for profit
$24,742 $37,850 $37,850
82%
Berea College

Location: Berea, KY

Private
not for profit
$2,862 $24,900 $24,900
33%
Brescia University

Location: Owensboro, KY

Private
not for profit
$12,181 $20,500 $20,500
47%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
Campbellsville University

Location: Campbellsville, KY

Private
not for profit
$15,520 $24,096 $24,096
70%
Centre College

Location: Danville, KY

Private
not for profit
$25,519 $39,300 $39,300
74%
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Location: Pineville, KY

Private
not for profit
$5,764 $6,480 $6,480
Open admission
Daymar College-Bellevue

Location: Bellevue, KY

Private
for profit
$15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Bowling Green

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Private
for profit
$23,762 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Online

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$22,182 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Owensboro

Location: Owensboro, KY

Private
for profit
$21,128 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Eastern Kentucky University

Location: Richmond, KY

Public $12,255 $8,568 $17,880
86%
Frontier Nursing University

Location: Hyden, KY

Private
not for profit
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$23,863 $37,015 $37,015
Open admission
Georgetown College

Location: Georgetown, KY

Private
not for profit
$18,330 $35,650 $35,650
66%
Kentucky Christian University

Location: Grayson, KY

Private
not for profit
$20,290 $18,150 $18,150
39%
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Location: Jackson, KY

Private
not for profit
$11,876 $6,900 $6,900
58%
Kentucky State University

Location: Frankfort, KY

Public $6,503 $7,364 $17,666
49%
Kentucky Wesleyan College

Location: Owensboro, KY

Private
not for profit
$18,265 $23,350 $23,350
57%
Lexington Theological Seminary

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
not for profit
Lindsey Wilson College

Location: Columbia, KY

Private
not for profit
$15,467 $23,520 $23,520
Open admission
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
not for profit
Midway University

Location: Midway, KY

Private
not for profit
$23,802 $23,100 $23,100
60%
Morehead State University

Location: Morehead, KY

Public $11,296 $8,496 $12,744
86%
Murray State University

Location: Murray, KY

Public $10,529 $7,296 $21,576
85%
Northern Kentucky University

Location: Highland Heights, KY

Public $8,910 $9,000 $18,000
91%
Simmons College of Kentucky

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
not for profit
$9,390 $4,920 $4,920
Open admission
Spalding University

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
not for profit
$20,859 $24,388 $24,388
50%
Spencerian College-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$23,621 $19,800 $19,800
Open admission
Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$23,301 $19,356 $19,356
Sullivan University

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$23,262 $19,200 $19,200
Open admission
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
not for profit
$22,863 $17,376 $17,376
Thomas More College

Location: Crestview Hills, KY

Private
not for profit
$19,339 $28,050 $28,050
89%
Transylvania University

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
not for profit
$23,685 $34,370 $34,370
95%
Union College

Location: Barbourville, KY

Private
not for profit
$18,583 $23,640 $23,640
67%
University of Kentucky

Location: Lexington, KY

Public $17,850 $10,173 $25,023
91%
University of Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Public $16,249 $11,068 $26,090
73%
University of Phoenix-Kentucky

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
University of Pikeville

Location: Pikeville, KY

Private
not for profit
$16,504 $19,600 $19,600
University of the Cumberlands

Location: Williamsburg, KY

Private
not for profit
$17,619 $22,640 $22,640
71%
Western Kentucky University

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Public $11,409 $9,912 $24,792
94%

2-year Colleges in Kentucky

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Appalachian Beauty School

Location: South Williamson, KY

Private
for profit
$9,397 $11,500 $11,500
Open admission
Ashland Community and Technical College

Location: Ashland, KY

Public $6,451 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
ATA College

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$21,544 $11,520 $11,520
Open admission
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design

Location: Nicholasville, KY

Private
for profit
$12,787 $17,115 $17,115
Open admission
Bellefonte Academy of Beauty

Location: Russell, KY

Private
for profit
$16,900 $16,900
Open admission
Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Location: Prestonsburg, KY

Public $5,233 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Location: Lexington, KY

Public $7,739 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Brown Mackie College-Hopkinsville

Location: Hopkinsville, KY

Private
for profit
$19,692 $11,592 $11,592
Open admission
Daymar College-Madisonville

Location: Madisonville, KY

Private
for profit
$23,144 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Location: Elizabethtown, KY

Public $7,499 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$11,755 $17,136 $17,136
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Dixie

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$12,138 $17,136 $17,136
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown

Location: Elizabethtown, KY

Private
for profit
$11,901 $17,136 $17,136
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Florence

Location: Florence, KY

Private
for profit
$10,789 $17,136 $17,136
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$13,108 $17,136 $17,136
Open admission
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
not for profit
$13,816 $21,780 $21,780
Open admission
Gateway Community and Technical College

Location: Florence, KY

Public $8,968 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Hazard Community and Technical College

Location: Hazard, KY

Public $5,473 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Henderson Community College

Location: Henderson, KY

Public $7,501 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Hopkinsville Community College

Location: Hopkinsville, KY

Public $7,221 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Ideal Beauty Academy

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$10,195 $12,166 $12,166
Open admission
Interactive College of Technology-Newport

Location: Newport, KY

Private
for profit
$11,570 $9,240 $9,240
Open admission
Jefferson Community and Technical College

Location: Louisville, KY

Public $8,265 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Whitesburg, KY

Private
for profit
$6,456 $10,360 $10,360
Open admission
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Private
for profit
$9,145 $13,600 $13,600
Open admission
Madisonville Community College

Location: Madisonville, KY

Public $7,284 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Maysville Community and Technical College

Location: Maysville, KY

Public $5,766 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Owensboro Community and Technical College

Location: Owensboro, KY

Public $7,144 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
for profit
$10,677 $16,816 $16,816
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$8,856 $15,900 $15,900
Open admission
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Private
for profit
$8,340 $15,100 $15,100
Open admission
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow

Location: Glasgow, KY

Private
for profit
$9,574 $15,100 $15,100
Open admission
Regina Webb Academy

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Private
for profit
$15,046 $15,300 $15,300
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Private
for profit
$19,094 $15,740 $15,740
Open admission
Somerset Community College

Location: Somerset, KY

Public $5,783 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Public $7,106 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Location: Cumberland, KY

Public $5,544 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission
Spencerian College-Lexington

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
for profit
$19,751 $17,940 $17,940
Open admission
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
for profit
$9,953 $15,600 $15,600
Open admission
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown

Location: Elizabethtown, KY

Private
for profit
$11,072 $16,650 $16,650
Open admission
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$12,761 $16,650 $16,650
Open admission
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$9,512 $16,650 $16,650
Open admission
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Location: Paducah, KY

Public $7,441 $3,744 $13,104
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Kentucky

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
American College of Barbering

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$11,213 $13,700
Open admission
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training

Location: Newport, KY

Private
not for profit
$10,813 $8,350
Open admission
Kentucky Horseshoeing School

Location: Richmond, KY

Private
for profit
$20,567 $25,000
Open admission
Lexington Healing Arts Academy

Location: Lexington, KY

Private
for profit
Open admission
Medical Career & Technical College

Location: Richmond, KY

Private
for profit
$28,399 $8,770
70%
MedQuest College

Location: Louisville, KY

Private
for profit
$19,035 $13,500
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger

Location: Erlanger, KY

Private
for profit
$15,977 $15,740
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro

Location: Owensboro, KY

Private
for profit
$19,702 $15,740
Open admission
Tri-State Barber College

Location: Ashland, KY

Private
for profit
$4,786 $9,650
Open admission
Tri-State Institute of Hair Design

Location: London, KY

Private
for profit
$13,870 $10,400
Open admission