Kentucky State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,854
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,473
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.5%
2,870 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,726
72.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.3%
53 Graduates

About

Kentucky State University is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kentucky State University were General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (15 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees).

In 2022, 218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky State University. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (123 degrees), 2.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,854, which is $−20,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,854, which is $−20,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,473.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Kentucky State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,854
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kentucky State University was $7,854. The cost of tuition at Kentucky State University is $−20,476 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$11,473
2022 Value
53.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kentucky State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,473. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kentucky State University grew by 53.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,059
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky State University was of $7,059 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.53% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Kentucky State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.22% with respect to 2021, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.98%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky State University was 4.98%, which represents 26 out of the 522 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kentucky State University received 2,870 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,870 applicants, 2,626 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,726 students enrolled at Kentucky State University in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,626
Accepted Out of 2,870

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky State University was 91.5% (2,626 admissions from 2,870 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.8%, while admissions grew by 1.35%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
129
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky State University had a total enrollment of 1,726 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,258 students and the part-time enrollment is 468. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% Black or African American, 7.18% White, 3.53% Two or More Races, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 0.521% Asian, and 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kentucky State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51%), followed by Black or African American Male (30.8%) and White Male (3.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.7%) and White Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,726 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,258 and the part-time enrollment is 468. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kentucky State University was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Kentucky State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,144 enrolled students
  2. White
    124 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    61 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University is 66.3% Black or African American, 7.18% White, 3.53% Two or More Races, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 0.521% Asian, and 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 321 students (18.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 14 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kentucky State University is black or african american (123 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky State University is General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (15 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), and Psychology (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,679,235 people), Secondary school teachers (468,649 people), Education administrators (313,300 people), Social workers, all other (295,031 people), and Other managers (229,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,110,895 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (431,942 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,231 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (346,765 people), and Individual & family services (294,526 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kentucky State University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 29 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky State University was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University, which is 0.879 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.895 times less than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Kentucky State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (39.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kentucky State University is Female and Black or African American (39.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    123 degrees awarded
  2. White
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky State University is black or african american (123 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (44 degrees).

11.5% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    66 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    57 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kentucky State University is black or african american female (66 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Kentucky State University employs 43 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors and 19 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky State University are Female Assistant professor (26), Male Assistant professor (17), and Male Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 66 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$37.3M
2022 Salaries
14.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kentucky State University paid a median of $37.3M in salaries, a 14.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.54M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kentucky State University paid a total of $6.54M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Assistant professor with 43 employees, Associate professor with 27 employees, and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 66 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky State University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kentucky State University.

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