The price of education: Which 2-year Kentucky schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Kentucky residents attending two-year schools 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 an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
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
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training
Newport
135
$8,350
18
Interactive College of Technology-Newport
Newport
66
$9,530
19
Appalachian Beauty School
Williamson
21
$10,000
20
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Whitesburg
41
$10,360
21
Tri-State Barber College
Ashland
18
$10,500
22
Medical Career & Technical College
Richmond
124
$10,820
23
Ideal Beauty Academy
Louisville
10
$12,166
24
ATA College
Louisville
289
$13,025
25
MedQuest College
Louisville
343
$13,500
26
American College of Barbering
Louisville
80
$13,700
27
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Crestwood
Crestwood
--
$15,100
28
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
Glasgow
52
$15,100
29
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology
Green
55
$15,100
30
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
Green
266
$15,100
31
PJ's College of Cosmetology- Louisville
Louisville
--
$15,100
32
Regina Webb Academy
Green
30
$15,300
33
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington
Lexington
68
$15,600
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
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville
Louisville
161
$16,215
39
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
19
$16,650
40
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville
Louisville
44
$16,650
41
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington
Lexington
222
$16,816
42
Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
124
$17,145
43
Empire Beauty School-Florence
Florence
123
$17,145
44
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth
Louisville
104
$17,145
45
Empire Beauty School-Dixie
Louisville
111
$17,145
46
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne
Louisville
85
$17,145
47
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design
Nicholasville
70
$18,015
48
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education
Lexington
142
$21,780
49
Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Richmond
25
$25,000
50
Galen College of Nursing-ARH
Hazard
72
$39,690


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Organizations in this Story

American College of Barbering Appalachian Beauty School Ashland Community and Technical College ATA College Barrett and Company School of Hair Design Big Sandy Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training 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 Gateway Community and Technical 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 Horseshoeing School Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Medical Career & Technical College MedQuest College 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 Somerset Community College Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Summit Salon Academy-Lexington Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Tri-State Barber College West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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