The price of education: Which Kentucky schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Kentucky residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Ashland Community and Technical College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland
2,603
$4,248
2
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Cumberland
3,229
$4,248
3
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown
7,115
$4,248
4
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Green
4,289
$4,248
5
Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard
3,305
$4,248
6
Henderson Community College
Henderson
1,490
$4,248
7
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville
2,640
$4,248
8
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville
3,404
$4,248
9
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville
3,495
$4,248
10
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Owensboro
3,787
$4,248
11
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Paducah
6,038
$4,248
12
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg
4,346
$4,248
13
Somerset Community College
Somerset
5,886
$4,248
14
Gateway Community and Technical College
Florence
4,201
$4,328
15
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington
9,478
$4,328
16
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Louisville
12,250
$4,328
17
Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville
216
$5,310
18
Kentucky State University
Frankfort
1,926
$8,090
19
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training
Newport
135
$8,350
20
Morehead State University
Morehead
10,580
$9,070
21
Murray State University
Murray
10,012
$9,084
22
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville
138
$9,440
23
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Jackson
83
$9,460
24
Interactive College of Technology-Newport
Newport
66
$9,530
25
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond
16,612
$9,666
26
Appalachian Beauty School
Williamson
21
$10,000
27
Northern Kentucky University
Heights
14,456
$10,032
28
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Whitesburg
41
$10,360
29
Tri-State Barber College
Ashland
18
$10,500
30
Western Kentucky University
Green
20,257
$10,512
31
Medical Career & Technical College
Richmond
124
$10,820
32
Alice Lloyd College
Passes
598
$11,550
33
University of Louisville
Louisville
21,402
$11,656
34
Ideal Beauty Academy
Louisville
10
$12,166
35
University of Kentucky
Lexington
29,465
$12,245
36
Sullivan University
Louisville
3,489
$12,870
37
ATA College
Louisville
289
$13,025
38
Beckfield College-Florence
Florence
617
$13,295
39
MedQuest College
Louisville
343
$13,500
40
American College of Barbering
Louisville
80
$13,700
41
Daymar College-Bowling Green
Green
288
$15,000
42
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Crestwood
Crestwood
--
$15,100
43
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
Glasgow
52
$15,100
44
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology
Green
55
$15,100
45
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
Green
266
$15,100
46
PJ's College of Cosmetology- Louisville
Louisville
--
$15,100
47
Regina Webb Academy
Green
30
$15,300
48
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington
Lexington
68
$15,600
49
Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger
Erlanger
61
$15,740
50
Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green
Green
94
$15,740
51
Ross College-Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville
73
$15,740
52
Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro
Owensboro
58
$15,740
53
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville
Louisville
161
$16,215
54
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
19
$16,650
55
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville
Louisville
44
$16,650
56
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington
Lexington
222
$16,816
57
Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
124
$17,145
58
Empire Beauty School-Florence
Florence
123
$17,145
59
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth
Louisville
104
$17,145
60
Empire Beauty School-Dixie
Louisville
111
$17,145
61
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne
Louisville
85
$17,145
62
American National University-Lexington
Lexington
233
$17,361
63
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design
Nicholasville
70
$18,015
64
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson
688
$19,256
65
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville
4,083
$20,433
66
University of Pikeville
Pikeville
2,336
$20,950
67
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education
Lexington
142
$21,780
68
Brescia University
Owensboro
1,231
$22,100
69
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg
10,097
$23,000
70
Spalding University
Louisville
2,071
$24,500
71
Midway University
Midway
1,217
$24,750
72
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia
2,565
$24,850
73
Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Richmond
25
$25,000
74
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville
7,207
$25,400
75
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro
716
$26,160
76
Union College
Barbourville
1,309
$27,140
77
Asbury University
Wilmore
1,990
$30,198
78
Thomas More College
Hills
2,064
$31,200
79
Georgetown College
Georgetown
1,767
$38,650
80
Transylvania University
Lexington
966
$38,750
81
Galen College of Nursing-ARH
Hazard
72
$39,690
82
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Louisville
1,703
$39,690
83
Berea College
Berea
1,670
$39,990
84
Centre College
Danville
1,450
$41,700
85
Bellarmine University
Louisville
3,757
$42,200

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Alice Lloyd College American College of Barbering American National University-Lexington Appalachian Beauty School Asbury University Ashland Community and Technical College ATA College Barrett and Company School of Hair Design Beckfield College-Florence Bellarmine University Berea College Big Sandy Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Brescia University Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training Campbellsville University Centre College Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Daymar College-Bowling Green Eastern Kentucky University Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth Empire Beauty School-Dixie Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown Empire Beauty School-Florence Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education Galen College of Nursing-ARH Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Gateway Community and Technical College Georgetown College Hazard Community and Technical College Henderson Community College Hopkinsville Community College Ideal Beauty Academy Interactive College of Technology-Newport Jefferson Community and Technical College Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Kentucky Christian University Kentucky Horseshoeing School Kentucky Mountain Bible College Kentucky State University Kentucky Wesleyan College Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology Lindsey Wilson College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Medical Career & Technical College MedQuest College Midway University Morehead State University Murray State University Northern Kentucky University Owensboro Community and Technical College Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville PJ's College of Cosmetology- Louisville PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green PJ's College of Cosmetology-Crestwood PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow Regina Webb Academy Ross College-Hopkinsville Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro Simmons College of Kentucky Somerset Community College Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Spalding University Sullivan University Summit Salon Academy-Lexington The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Thomas More College Transylvania University Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Tri-State Barber College Union College University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Pikeville University of the Cumberlands West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Kentucky University

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