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Colleges / Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University Overview

Kentucky State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Frankfort, KY. Kentucky State University was founded in 1886 and presently has around 2,279 students per year year, including 2,135 undergraduate students. Kentucky State University ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,166 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kentucky State University!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Kentucky State University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Kentucky State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Kentucky State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kentucky State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Kentucky State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.7
In-State Tuition $7,700
Out-of-State $11,550
Percent of Need Met 85.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,375

Is Kentucky State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Kentucky State University offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Kentucky State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 68% of applicants get into Kentucky State University each year. Out of 3,974 applications received in 2022, 2,691 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kentucky State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 70% of students who start at Kentucky State University return for their second year of college. Kentucky State Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 26 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Kentucky State University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Kentucky State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 15% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Kentucky State University grads is $39,133 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kentucky State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kentucky State University meets 85.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,375 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,844 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kentucky State University.

Based on this information, does Kentucky State University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Kentucky State University a good school for you?

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Where is Kentucky State University?

Kentucky State University is located in the small town setting of Frankfort, KY, in the suburbs of Louisville.

If you are interested in seeing Kentucky State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Frankfort, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kentucky State University and Frankfort are like without leaving home.

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College Info

400 East Main Street Frankfort, KY 40601

Campus Setting: Small Town

Kentucky State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kentucky State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kentucky State University is Continuous processing.

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Kentucky State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kentucky State University is like? There are approximately 2,279 students enrolled at Kentucky State University, including 2,135 undergraduate students and 144 graduate students. 63% percent of students attend school full-time, 47% percent are from KY and 53% percent of students are from other states.


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