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


Kentucky residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Berea College, according to an 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 highest in-state tuition?

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

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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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