Kentucky State University

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General Information

Admission Office

400 East Main Street, ASB 312

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 597-6813

(877) 367-5978

Fax: (502) 597-5814

Contact: James Burrell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

400 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 597-6000

Total undergrads: 2,497

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 687

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,209

Graduate enrollment: 162


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 31%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 48%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology A
Web/Multimedia Management B


Elementary Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kentucky State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (502) 597-6000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-2355
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,778
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 21%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,078 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,090
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,390
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,632

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kentucky State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kentucky State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 211
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 31
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 42257

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kentucky State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,090
Out-of-state $19,390
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,560
Out-of-state $11,340

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 280 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 280 96% $8,632
Student loan aid 195 67% $6,196

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,277 73% $8,850
Federal student loans 897 51% $7,240

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kentucky State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kentucky State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,660 577 1,083
Percent admitted 100% 69% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 22% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kentucky State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,778
Undergraduate enrollment 1,663
Graduate enrollment 115

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kentucky State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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