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43 Colleges
9,009 Yearly Graduations
$50,143 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,291 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Kentucky is ranked #15 in the country with 9,009 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,536 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,065 a year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,573 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees

There are 976 full-time undergraduates at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville, and 1,954 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. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Galen College of Nursing - Louisville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
865 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Public Public vs. Private
678 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,193 students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in total, 2,062 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

11% of West Kentucky Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,019 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bluegrass Community and Technical College is 9,525, which includes 4,271 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluegrass Community and Technical College is $23,800.

Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,699 students at Jefferson Community and Technical College in total, 3,399 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 18.0% 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.

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
428 Yearly Degrees
$9,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 15,815, of which 13,398 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,451 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

62% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,730 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,800 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$12,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,136 undergraduates at UK, of which 20,484 are full-time, and there are 29,182 students altogether. For undergraduates at UK, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 49% of students at UK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,661 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#8

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
347 Yearly Degrees
$10,802 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Kentucky University is 19,456, of which 17,030 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,393 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Roughly 57% of students at WKU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,093 students at Gateway in total, 1,270 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

29% of Gateway students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,546 students at Madisonville Community College in total, 1,023 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

18% of Madisonville Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,039 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Madisonville Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ashland Community and Technical College is 2,542, which includes 1,261 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,018 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ACTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,857 students at SCC in total, 2,542 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

27% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$10,296 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Kentucky University is 14,764, of which 11,914 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,551 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Roughly 58% of students at NKU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,480 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NKU is $32,800.

#14

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$11,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,641 undergraduates at UofL, of which 11,930 are full-time, and there are 21,430 students altogether. For undergraduates at UofL, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at UofL take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,066 full-time undergraduates at Hazard Community and Technical College, and 3,185 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of Hazard Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,589 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hazard Community and Technical College is $20,200.

Public Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is 3,315, which includes 1,460 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

24% of Southeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,517 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast is $19,100.

#17

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 999 full-time undergraduates at Hopkinsville Community College, and 2,748 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hopkinsville Community College is $22,600.

Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,760 full-time undergraduates at SKYCTC, and 4,482 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

23% of SKYCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maysville Community and Technical College is 4,189, which includes 1,463 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

30% of Maysville Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maysville Community and Technical College is $21,600.

#20

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$42,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,552 undergraduates at Bellarmine U, of which 2,408 are full-time, and there are 3,369 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bellarmine U is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,093 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is 6,399, which includes 2,286 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% 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.

#22

Beckfield College - Florence

Florence, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$13,281 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Beckfield College - Florence is 687, which includes 303 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at Beckfield College - Florence take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Beckfield College - Florence is $29,000.

#23

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$9,174 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,454 students at Murray State in total, 8,056 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,236 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Murray State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,696 a year. Murray State has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Murray State is $29,700.

#24

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$9,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,195 students at Morehead State University in total, 9,395 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,751 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morehead State University is 4.5 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Morehead State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

#24

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$25,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,028 undergraduates at Spalding, of which 847 are full-time, and there are 1,758 students altogether. It takes the average Spalding undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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.

68% of Spalding students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,031 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Owensboro Community and Technical College 81
27 University of the Cumberlands 76
28 Henderson Community College 72
29 Sullivan University 64
30 Galen College of Nursing - ARH 59
31 ATA College 58
32 Union College Kentucky 57
33 Midway University 52
34 Kentucky Christian University 48
35 University of Pikeville 46
36 Thomas More College 42
37 Kentucky State University 40
38 Big Sandy Community and Technical College 37
39 Campbellsville University 31
40 Lindsey Wilson College 17
41 American National University - Lexington 13
42 Berea College 8
43 Daymar College - Bowling Green 0

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