# Kentucky Colleges

In 2018, 51,717 students received a degree from a college in Kentucky, making it rank #27 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,506 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,436 a year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,857 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Kentucky

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There are 20,657 full-time undergraduates at UK, and 29,465 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,661 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Louisville is 21,402, of which 12,025 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at U of L is 4.6 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at U of L take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. U of L has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from U of L with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 12,919 full-time undergraduates at WKU, and 20,257 students altogether. For undergraduates at WKU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,901 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,200 during the early-career years.

There are 10,744 full-time undergraduates at Eastern, and 16,612 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern is 4.9 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,730 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Northern Kentucky University is 14,456, of which 8,962 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NKU is 4.8 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

58% of NKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,480 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

There are 10,097 students at Cumberland College in total, 1,828 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Cumberland College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,806 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

There are 10,012 students at Murray State in total, 6,584 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

57% of Murray State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,696 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Morehead State University is 10,580, of which 5,835 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morehead State University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

68% of Morehead State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,096 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Morehead State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Jefferson Community and Technical College is 12,250, of which 3,566 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Jefferson Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,525 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jefferson Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,285 full-time undergraduates at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and 9,478 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,321 full-time undergraduates at Sullivan University, and 3,489 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,724 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sullivan University is $26,000.

There are 3,757 students at Bellarmine U in total, 2,410 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bellarmine U, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,093 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellarmine U is $42,200.

There are 2,128 full-time undergraduates at Campbellsville University, and 7,207 students altogether. For undergraduates at Campbellsville University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

56% of Campbellsville University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Campbellsville University is $27,300.

There are 7,115 students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in total, 2,324 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

20% of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,589 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 5,886 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at SCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

There are 1,770 full-time undergraduates at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, and 4,289 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

23% of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is $24,900.

There are 790 full-time undergraduates at Galen College of Nursing-Louisville, and 1,703 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 6,038, of which 2,140 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,019 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Kentucky Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,071 students at Spalding in total, 916 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Spalding, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Spalding take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,031 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spalding is $35,400.

There are 3,787 students at Owensboro Community and Technical College in total, 1,516 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Owensboro Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Owensboro Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Lindsey Wilson College is 2,565, of which 1,919 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lindsey Wilson College is 4.4 years.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,205 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lindsey Wilson College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,083 students at SBTS in total, 599 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

32% of SBTS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,208 a year.

There are 1,987 full-time undergraduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and 4,346 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

26% of Big Sandy Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Big Sandy Community and Technical College is $21,300.

There are 976 full-time undergraduates at Georgetown College, and 1,767 students altogether. For undergraduates at Georgetown College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at Georgetown College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,288 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgetown College is $31,400.

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