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Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY, USA
3.22 Average Rating

Founded in 1866, Kentucky State University is a public institution situated in Frankfort, KY. The school offers a liberal arts education and is also a land-grant institution. Popular majors at KSU include human development, nursing, and criminal justice and safety studies. KSU operates the Kentucky River Thorobred, which is an aquatic vessel used as a laboratory for research.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
38%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
65%
Submitting ACT
29%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1027
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,290
Total Number of Undergrads
2,148
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,076
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,800
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$12,650
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,680
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,712
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,094
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,779

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,210
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$272

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
46
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Thorobreds/Thorobrettes
School Colors
green and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lexington
Louisville
Atlanta
Cincinnati
Detroit
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
54%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,300

What Students Are Saying

3.22 Average Rating
Kentucky State University is a well-rounded school overall. They challenge you academically and give many academic opportunities. They also make you feel at home.
Kentucky State is a great school for me. Its a small school in a small area so it is easier for me to stay focused. It is also a wonderful HBCU.
Desiree from Reynoldsburg, OH

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