The price of education: Which 4-year Kentucky schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Kentucky residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Simmons College of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Morehead State University, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville
216
$5,310
2
Kentucky State University
Frankfort
1,926
$8,090
3
Morehead State University
Morehead
10,580
$9,070
4
Murray State University
Murray
10,012
$9,084
5
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Pineville
138
$9,440
6
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Jackson
83
$9,460
7
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond
16,612
$9,666
8
Northern Kentucky University
Heights
14,456
$10,032
9
Western Kentucky University
Green
20,257
$10,512
10
Alice Lloyd College
Passes
598
$11,550
11
University of Louisville
Louisville
21,402
$11,656
12
University of Kentucky
Lexington
29,465
$12,245
13
Sullivan University
Louisville
3,489
$12,870
14
Beckfield College-Florence
Florence
617
$13,295
15
Daymar College-Bowling Green
Green
288
$15,000
16
American National University-Lexington
Lexington
233
$17,361
17
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson
688
$19,256
18
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville
4,083
$20,433
19
University of Pikeville
Pikeville
2,336
$20,950
20
Brescia University
Owensboro
1,231
$22,100
21
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg
10,097
$23,000
22
Spalding University
Louisville
2,071
$24,500
23
Midway University
Midway
1,217
$24,750
24
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia
2,565
$24,850
25
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville
7,207
$25,400
26
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro
716
$26,160
27
Union College
Barbourville
1,309
$27,140
28
Asbury University
Wilmore
1,990
$30,198
29
Thomas More College
Hills
2,064
$31,200
30
Georgetown College
Georgetown
1,767
$38,650
31
Transylvania University
Lexington
966
$38,750
32
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Louisville
1,703
$39,690
33
Berea College
Berea
1,670
$39,990
34
Centre College
Danville
1,450
$41,700
35
Bellarmine University
Louisville
3,757
$42,200

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Organizations in this Story

Alice Lloyd College American National University-Lexington Asbury University Beckfield College-Florence Bellarmine University Berea College Brescia University Campbellsville University Centre College Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Daymar College-Bowling Green Eastern Kentucky University Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Georgetown College Kentucky Christian University Kentucky Mountain Bible College Kentucky State University Kentucky Wesleyan College Lindsey Wilson College Midway University Morehead State University Murray State University Northern Kentucky University Simmons College of Kentucky Spalding University Sullivan University The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Thomas More College Transylvania University Union College University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Pikeville University of the Cumberlands Western Kentucky University

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