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 $23,500.
Kentucky State University Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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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
Transferring to KSU, I have found it very exciting to be in a humble and diverse environment. The caring support from student and faculty has made my first-semester experience remarkable. Being a Florida resident and then attending a predominantly white Institution in the state of Minnesota, I was fearful and lacked the will to achieve greatness due to the fact of me having the feeling of not being accepted or being inferior to my classmates because of the color of my skin. I played sports in Minnesota and I would go through tough times and I wouldn't receive the help that was necessary to withstand a peace in mind to succeed from my coaches so I gradually begin to fail academically. After attending KSU for just one semester I now have a GPA of a 3.64, have earned an athletic scholarship as a walk-on and has found the girl of my dreams. My overall experience has been nothing but excellent since I step foot on campus.
I went there back in the 90s and see from the reviews that not much has changed. The school concentrates more on the black students getting in than they do any other race. The financial aid office was pitiful when I attended. On several occasions in which I had an appointment, I would be told that I had to come back. The last time this happened, I never went back. The school enrolled me in the 2 classes I had signed up for even though I did not get any financial aid and had to way to pay for the classes. I attempted many times to contact the 2 professors so I could withdraw, even going to their offices several times, but could never get in touch with them. They then gave me grades of F reducing my 3.7 GPA down to below 2 %. Some of the "professors" barely or rarely show up for class and then give you a simple test and pass you. That was not what I was paying for, I actually wanted to study and learn to improve my knowledge. I would never recommend this school to anyone.
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.