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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky

22 Colleges
$22,675 Avg Salary
$13,710 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, liberal arts general studies was the most popular one in Kentucky. In total, 6,455 people earned a degree or certificate in the field from a school in Kentucky.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky ranking. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in Kentucky to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky

The colleges and universities below are the best for liberal arts majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

Our analysis found Jefferson Community and Technical College to be the best school for liberal arts general studies students who want to pursue a degree in Kentucky. Jefferson Community and Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Louisville.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Jefferson Community and Technical College carry an average student debtload of $12,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northern Kentucky University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky list. Located in the suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at NKU accumulate an average of around $27,500 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $285.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Eastern Kentucky University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky list. Eastern is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Richmond.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Eastern carry an average student debtload of $17,244. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $179, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Murray State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in Kentucky. Located in the remote town of Murray, Murray State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Murray State carry an average student debtload of $21,074. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $219, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Bluegrass Community and Technical College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in Kentucky. Located in the city of Lexington, Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College take out is $9,922. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $103, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from WKU carry an average student debtload of $24,664. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $256.

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Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky ranking. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of Bowling Green.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College carry an average student debtload of $8,900. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $92.

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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

With a ranking of #8, University of Louisville did quite well on this year’s best schools for liberal arts general studies students. U of L is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Louisville.

While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at U of L accumulate an average of around $24,562 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $255.

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Morehead State University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky list. Located in the remote town of Morehead, Morehead State University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Morehead State University take out is $19,034. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $198.

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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Kentucky ranking. Located in the small city of Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College take out $10,600 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $110.

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Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 8,711
Florida 63,886
Virginia 14,965
North Carolina 17,759
Tennessee 9,900
South Carolina 5,524
Louisiana 6,431
Alabama 6,115
Arkansas 7,438
Mississippi 6,808
West Virginia 3,825

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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