Most Affordable Colleges for Kentucky Residents for 2019

State of Kentucky
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Kentucky residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Kentucky residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Kentucky.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Berea College $7,800 Image $36,900 79% 1,670 1,195 35.09%
2 Brescia University $13,500 Image $22,700 40% 1,175 1,065 42.4%
3 Morehead State University $14,500 Image $24,200 40% 9,661 1,144 79.62%
4 Northern Kentucky University $15,100 Image $23,200 35% 12,329 1,144 90.38%
5 Alice Lloyd College $15,400 Image $24,300 37% 598 1,045 25.67%
6 Eastern Kentucky University $17,600 Image $22,200 21% 14,143 1,125 87.37%
6 Western Kentucky University $17,600 Image $23,200 24% 17,656 1,135 95.45%
8 University of Louisville $18,100 Image $27,000 33% 15,546 1,214 75.3%
8 University of the Cumberlands $18,100 Image $24,300 26% 3,315 1,095 74.36%
10 Kentucky Christian University $18,700 Image $34,700 46% 592 1,035 40.21%
11 Lindsey Wilson College $18,800 Image $40,900 54% 2,068 N/A N/A
12 Kentucky State University $19,200 Image $19,200 0% 1,757 990 45.28%
13 Murray State University $19,900 Image $23,100 14% 8,559 1,179 86.67%
14 Thomas More College $20,400 Image $39,600 48% 1,880 1,085 91.23%
15 Kentucky Wesleyan College $21,800 Image $46,300 53% 716 1,118 58.46%
16 Campbellsville University $22,000 Image $43,400 49% 3,704 1,065 68.59%
17 Transylvania University $23,400 Image $54,000 57% 966 1,283 95.47%
18 Union College $25,000 Image $40,000 37% 1,094 1,025 63.47%
19 University of Pikeville $25,300 Image $34,500 27% 1,560 1,045 100%
20 Centre College $25,400 Image $54,000 53% 1,450 1,336 76.32%
21 Spalding University $27,600 Image $36,800 25% 1,250 1,050 58.99%
22 University of Kentucky $28,600 Image $28,600 0% 22,425 1,218 95.77%
23 Bellarmine University $29,700 Image $62,100 52% 2,544 1,195 89.25%
24 Asbury University $30,200 Image $42,800 29% 1,733 1,176 70.32%
25 Midway University $30,700 Image $40,900 25% 1,002 1,055 56.7%
26 Georgetown College $33,300 Image $52,000 36% 1,061 1,144 67.33%
School data from 2016-2017
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