Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$9,190

$13,040

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
33%
300-399
17%
600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
25%
12-17
39%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,763
Declined 422
Total Received 2,185
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Public

2,029

undergraduate students

142

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Kentucky State University, founded in 1886, is a public university of liberal studies. Its 915-acre campus is located in Frankfort, 25 miles west of Lexington and 53 miles east of Louisville. The university is an 1890 Land Grant and Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,171
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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916-acre campus in Frankfort (population: 27,621), 27 miles west of Lexington and 50 miles from Louisville. Air and bus serve Lexington and Louisville; train serves Cincinnati (65 miles).

  • Metropolitan area: Louisville
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Blue Grass

Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort
40601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Collegiate100
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Drive Our Peer's Education DOPE
  • Student Ambassador's
  • Alpha Phi Alpha

Top Events

  • Homecoming Step Show
  • Homecoming Fashion Shows
  • Central State Basketball Games
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
33%
300-399
17%
600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
25%
12-17
39%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,763
Declined 422
Total Received 2,185

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA

Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,700
Room & board $6,690
Additional fees $1,490
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $2,200
Total $19,380
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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Gymnastics, Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Gymnastics, Racquetball

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Agriculture, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,171

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

2,029
students

Female
57%
1,152

Male
43%
877

7%

142
students

Female
54%
77

Male
46%
65

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

1,156
students

Female
55%
631

Male
45%
525

44%

873
students

Female
60%
521

Male
40%
352

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
73%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
14%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

120

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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