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Kentucky Nursing Colleges

43 Colleges
9,009 Yearly Graduations
$51,397 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,540 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,009 students received a nursing degree from a college in Kentucky, making it rank #15 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,849 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,363 a year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,885 per year.

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Private for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,986 students at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville in total, 2,848 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,755 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,973 a year. Galen College of Nursing - Louisville has a 8.8% 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 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville is $42,200.

#2

Frontier Nursing University

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

Frontier Nursing University has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
678 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,762 full-time undergraduates at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and 4,893 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

13% of West Kentucky Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $22,900.

Public Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,180 students at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in total, 4,221 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

31% of Bluegrass Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,398 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%.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,131 full-time undergraduates at Jefferson Community and Technical College, and 12,196 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Jefferson Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,152 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

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

There are 14,465 students at Eastern in total, 12,070 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,572 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Eastern is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,188 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern is $29,800.

#7

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$12,484 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,986 students at UK in total, 22,227 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,239 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UK is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,087 a year. UK has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#8

Western Kentucky University

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

There are 15,286 undergraduates at WKU, of which 11,749 are full-time, and there are 17,517 students altogether. It takes the average WKU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,946 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WKU is $28,200.

Public Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Community and Technical College is 4,299, which includes 1,151 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Gateway take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,941 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#10

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,104 students at Madisonville Community College in total, 1,019 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

13% of Madisonville Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,688 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ashland Community and Technical College is 2,400, which includes 1,129 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

21% of ACTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,187 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,048 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 4,837 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at SCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,506 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% 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.

#13

Northern Kentucky University

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

There are 16,211 students at NKU in total, 11,507 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,024 are full-time. It takes the average NKU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

54% of NKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,052 a year. NKU has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$12,162 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Louisville is 22,211, of which 15,927 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,598 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,402 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hazard Community and Technical College is 2,630, which includes 978 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

16% of Hazard Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,004 full-time undergraduates at Southeast, and 2,505 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Southeast take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,103 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.3% 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
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 748 full-time undergraduates at Hopkinsville Community College, and 2,076 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

7% of Hopkinsville Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,740 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is 4,137, which includes 1,562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at SKYCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,193 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SKYCTC is $24,900.

Public Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,186 full-time undergraduates at Maysville Community and Technical College, and 3,446 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

25% of Maysville Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,152 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maysville Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$43,173 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,484 undergraduates at Bellarmine U, of which 2,369 are full-time, and there are 3,293 students altogether. It takes the average Bellarmine U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Bellarmine U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,017 a year. Bellarmine U has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bellarmine U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,160 full-time undergraduates at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and 5,850 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

14% of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% 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.

#22

Beckfield College - Florence

Florence, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$13,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 357 full-time undergraduates at Beckfield College - Florence, and 748 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 4% are men and 96% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,683 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% 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
$9,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,863 undergraduates at Murray State, of which 6,149 are full-time, and there are 9,449 students altogether. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,706 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average 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 9,304 students at Morehead State University in total, 8,618 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,299 are full-time. For undergraduates at Morehead State University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

58% of Morehead State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,034 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morehead State University is $27,200.

#24

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$25,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 855 undergraduates at Spalding, of which 707 are full-time, and there are 1,596 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

68% of Spalding students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,591 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Spalding with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 University 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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