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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 C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  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 1,156 undergraduate students. The Kentucky State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 25% of students, Kentucky State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,500.

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400 EAST MAIN STREET
FRANKFORT, KY 40601
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About Kentucky State...
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
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$7,363 / 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
$11,712 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,156 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
873
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Spirited
    100%

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. 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
  • 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
$28,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
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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