Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY 40601
Kentucky State University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kentucky. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Frankfort. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 317 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 216 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%).
Every year 20% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Kentucky State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,794, and fees were $390. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,248 and $390 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1939 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1973 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
02/01/2006 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||866 to 1020|
|ACT||17 to 21|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$325/credit|
|In State Students||$325/credit|
|Out of State Students||$802/credit|
|In District Students||$439/credit|
|In State Students||$439/credit|
|Out of State Students||$661/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Kentucky State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$972|
|State Grant & Scholarships||47%||$2,520|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||94%||$4,695|
|Federal Student Loans||76%||$6,044|
$9,561Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,281|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,455|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,579|
|$75,001 to $110,000$9,539|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.