Kentucky Colleges List

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The best college in Kentucky on the University Rankings Listings is the University of Kentucky (in-depth analysis) placed 100th in the top 100 USA colleges list, and 239th in the world listings. Other good colleges in the state include the University of Louisville (161st best college in the states by the USnews, 548th best by Forbes; find out more).

As the university review rankings are biased towards bigger establishments, the following is a list of smaller establishments that rank highly on the Forbes USA College listings: Centre College (81st best USA college), Transylvania University (184th), Asbury University (295th), Berea College (356th), Georgetown College (386th), Bellarmine University (392nd), Western Kentucky University (576th), Murray State University (588th), Northern Kentucky University (620th), and the Eastern Kentucky University (645th).

List of Kentucky Colleges

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Alice Lloyd College100 Purpose Road, Pippa Passes, KY 41844Private631$10,980$10,9801923
Asbury Theological Seminary204 North Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, KY 40390Private1923
Asbury University1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390Private1532$26,076$26,07666%1890
Bellarmine University2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205Private2593$36,290$36,29095%1950
Berea College101 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403Private162334%1855
Brescia University717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301Private$20,240$20,24043%1925
Campbellsville University1 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718Private3101$22,842$22,84268%1906
Centre College600 W. Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422Private1381$37,100$37,10069%1819
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College300 Clear Creek Road, Pineville, KY 40977Private153$6,374$6,37493%1926
Eastern Kentucky University521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475Public13891$7,920$17,44874%1906
Frontier Nursing University195 School Street, Hyden, KY 41749Private900 (Grad)1939
Georgetown College400 E. College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324Private1043$32,960$32,96086%1787
Kentucky Christian University100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143Private551$16,860$16,86051%1919
Kentucky Mountain Bible College855 Highway 541, Jackson, KY 41339Private79$7,290$7,29054%1931
Kentucky State University400 E. Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601Public2370$7,404$17,21438%1886
Kentucky Wesleyan College3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301Private655$22,030$22,03067%1958
Lindsey Wilson College210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728Private2200$22,550$22,55072%1903
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205Private1893
Mid-Continent University99 Powell Road E, Mayfield, KY 42066Private1949 - 2014
Midway College512 E. Stephens Street, Midway, KY 40347Private1247$22,150$22,15054%1847
Morehead State University150 University Boulevard, Morehead, KY 40351Public10076$7,866$19,66683%1922
Murray State University102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071Public9172$7,392$10,07382%1922
Northern Kentucky University100 Louie B Nunn Drive, Newport, KY 41099Public12794$8,856$17,32859%1968
Saint Catharine College2735 Bardstown Road, St. Catharine, KY 40061Private$18,026$18,0261931
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40280Private20001859
Spalding University845 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40203Private1369$22,425$22,42529%1814
Sullivan University3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205Private$17,970$17,9701962
Thomas More College333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017Private1502$28,618$28,61888%1921
Transylvania University300 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508Private1081$33,360$33,36083%1780
Union College310 College Street, Barbourville, KY 40906Private818$22,980$22,98075%1879
University of KentuckyLexington, KY 40506Public21444$10,616$22,888Ê69%1865
University of Louisville2301 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40292Public15957$10,432$24,32071%1798
University of Pikeville147 Sycamore Street, Pikeville, KY 41501Private1737$18,290$18,290100%1889
University of the Cumberlands6178 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769Private2096$20,000$20,00071%1888
Western Kentucky University1906 College Heights Boulevard, Bowling Green, KY 42101Public17509$9,140$23,35292%1906

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the University of Kentucky (21,444 students) and the Western Kentucky University (1,7509 students). While the smallest establishments include the Alice Lloyd College (631 students) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (655 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by Murray State University (In-state tuition: $7,392; Out of state fees: $10,073), and the Kentucky State University (In-state: $7,404; Out of state: $17,214).

Conversely the highest priced public establishments on the list of Kentucky colleges are the University of Kentucky ($10,616 In-state tuition fees and $22,888 Out of state fees), and the University of Louisville ($10,432 In-state tuition fees and $24,320 Out of state fees).

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