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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
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 1,122 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Kentucky State acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 20% of students, Kentucky State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
About Kentucky State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Website
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Kentucky State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1020
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$9,561/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,281/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,455/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,579/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,539/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,318/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,122Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    86%
  • Diverse
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Onward and upward
    50%
  • More organization
    30%
  • Going down the crapper
    10%
  • Home away from home
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Kentucky State University is a great college! The school is a great HBCU. They have great and overly certified teachers. Great activities for the students to engage in. The campus is safe for staff and students. Graduation rates are high and job acceptance is also! Kentucky State is a great school for anyone who wants to go out of state and have a home feeling.
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One thing that I love about Kentucky State University is the aspect of family. As an incoming transfer from Murray State University, I did not know what to expect. Since my very first day at Kentucky State University, I can honestly say that I have felt nothing short of love and support from the staff and my peers. The shower of love and support given from this HBCU can only be described as the love in which your ideal family would give. All in all, the school of course isn’t perfect, like most families, but I wouldn’t rather spend what is left of my undergraduate experience elsewhere.
So far Kentucky State University has been an interesting experience, but nothing short of fun. People here are nice to each other and are not afraid to say hello to each other when walking by one another which creates the family atmosphere that the school is known for. It doesn’t however have it’s downfalls as sometimes administration will make decisions that do not have the best student responses. However, the administration does try its best to do what it can to make student experiences as best as it can with what is available. That being said, the school does have many limitations in terms of what it can offer their students.