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.
Kentucky State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies32 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services27 Graduates
Human Development17 Graduates
Information Science16 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities16 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Kentucky State University Reviews
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.
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.