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Kentucky State University is a public institution located in Frankfort, Kentucky. The location of KY State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

7 Undergraduate Degrees
6 Graduate Degrees
$13,849 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
45% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Kentucky State University?

Location of Kentucky State University

Contact details for KY State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-2355
Phone: 502-597-6000

How Do I Get Into KY State?

You can apply to KY State online at:

Admission Requirements for KY State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into KY State?

45% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
KY State has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to KY State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 418 and 500. Math scores were between 448 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kentucky State University  ( 418 to 500 )

SAT Math Scores for Kentucky State University  ( 448 to 520 )
KY State received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Kentucky State University  ( 14 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for Kentucky State University  ( 16 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for Kentucky State University  ( 17 to 21 )

Can I Afford Kentucky State University?

$13,849 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
14.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KY State is $13,849. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At KY State, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,196 a year. That adds up to $24,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KY State is 14.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Kentucky State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,156 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,029 undergraduate students at KY State, with 1,156 being full-time and 873 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  KY State

There are also 142 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,156 full-time undergraduates at KY State, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  KY State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kentucky State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of KY State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 868
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 152
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 83

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Kentucky State University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at KY State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nepal, and India.

Online Learning at Kentucky State University

94 Took All Classes Online
700 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at KY State. In 2017-2018, 700 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at KY State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of KY State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kentucky State University was -0.7%. This is the #1,683 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KY State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kentucky State University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 7 6 13
Information Technology 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 6 13


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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