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Kentucky State University
  • 4 Year
  • FRANKFORT, KY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Kentucky State is a public university located in Frankfort, Kentucky in the Lexington Area. As a historically black college, Kentucky State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,339 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kentucky State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 37% of students, Kentucky State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,500.

About

400 EAST MAIN ST
FRANKFORT, KY 40601
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Kentucky State University Rankings

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Kentucky State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1050
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$7,492 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,405 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 19 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 23 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    14%
  • Online
    31%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,339 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
796
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Spirited
    75%
  • Outgoing
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 25 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Onward and upward
    45%
  • More organization
    27%
  • Going down the crapper
    18%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Mid
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 10 responses

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