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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

Kentucky ranked #15 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,009 students received some type of diploma that year. 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.

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Private for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,126 students at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville in total, 2,108 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,067 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. Galen College of Nursing - Louisville has a 8.0% 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

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 6,327 students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in total, 2,074 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 10,143 students at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in total, 4,553 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at Bluegrass Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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 12,560 students at Jefferson Community and Technical College in total, 3,060 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

21% of Jefferson Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jefferson Community and Technical College is $23,900.

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

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

There are 14,980 students at Eastern in total, 12,662 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,908 are full-time. It takes the average Eastern undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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

62% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,730 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close 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 22,236 undergraduates at UK, of which 20,622 are full-time, and there are 29,402 students altogether. It takes the average UK undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,661 a year. UK has a 5.9% 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 18,171 students at WKU in total, 15,895 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,815 are full-time. 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.

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%.

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

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

There are 1,271 full-time undergraduates at Gateway, and 4,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

29% of Gateway students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 1,019 full-time undergraduates at Madisonville Community College, and 3,737 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madisonville Community College is $24,700.

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 2,598, which includes 1,295 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at ACTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#12

Somerset Community College

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

There are 2,205 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 5,644 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

There are 15,664 students at NKU in total, 11,868 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,243 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NKU is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 21,670 students at UofL in total, 15,860 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,560 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofL is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 48% of students at UofL take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. UofL has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,245 students at Hazard Community and Technical College in total, 1,051 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Hazard Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is 3,503, which includes 1,264 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Hopkinsville Community College

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

There are 921 full-time undergraduates at Hopkinsville Community College, and 2,655 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Hopkinsville Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is 4,304, which includes 1,785 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at SKYCTC take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 1,349 full-time undergraduates at Maysville Community and Technical College, and 3,889 students altogether. 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 2,553 undergraduates at Bellarmine U, of which 2,416 are full-time, and there are 3,331 students altogether. It takes the average Bellarmine U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

67% of Bellarmine U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,093 a year. Bellarmine U has a 4.2% 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 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 6,648, which includes 2,254 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 280 full-time undergraduates at Beckfield College - Florence, and 710 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Beckfield College - Florence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Murray State University

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

There are 8,139 undergraduates at Murray State, of which 6,190 are full-time, and there are 9,556 students altogether. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,696 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average 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 9,654 students at Morehead State University in total, 8,958 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,393 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close 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

The total student population at Spalding University is 1,629, of which 925 students are undergraduates and of those, 744 are full-time. 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%. Around 33% 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 $5,031 a year. Spalding has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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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