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#24 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
28 Colleges
15,992 Yearly Graduations
$40,728 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, 15,992 students received a graduate degree in Kentucky, making it rank #24 in the nation in terms of graduations. Graduate students from Kentucky can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $10,182 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $12,358. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,807 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Cumberland College handed out 2,807 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of the Cumberlands

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,670 $5,670
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $300 $300
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $315 $315

#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
2,386 Yearly Degrees
$12,055 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UK handed out 2,386 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Kentucky

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,055 $31,215
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,349 $1,349
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $670 $1,732

#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
2,084 Yearly Degrees
$13,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

U of L handed out 2,084 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Louisville

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,000 $27,114
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $196 $196
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $723 $1,507

#4

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,361 Yearly Degrees
$12,240 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Campbellsville University handed out 1,361 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #4 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Campbellsville University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,240 $12,240
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $450 $450
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $399 $399

#5

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
987 Yearly Degrees
$12,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, WKU ranked #5 in terms of popularity with 987 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Western Kentucky University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,140 $18,340
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $607 $917

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
951 Yearly Degrees
$9,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Eastern handed out 951 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #6 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Eastern Kentucky University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,900 $13,950
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $550 $550
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $775

#7

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
865 Yearly Degrees
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Frontier Nursing University handed out 865 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Frontier Nursing University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,000 $18,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,675 $1,675
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $600 $600

#8

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
675 Yearly Degrees
$11,034 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, NKU ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 675 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northern Kentucky University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,034 $16,974
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $384 $384
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $613 $943

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
479 Yearly Degrees
$11,124 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 479 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,124 $11,124
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $652 $652
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $618 $618

#10

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
470 Yearly Degrees
$8,214 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Murray State ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 470 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Murray State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,214 $13,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $900 $900
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $506 $800

#11

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$14,160 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Sullivan University handed out 370 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Sullivan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,160 $14,160
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $900 $900
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $590 $590

#12

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
329 Yearly Degrees
$11,734 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Bellarmine U ranked #12 in terms of popularity with 329 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bellarmine University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,734 $11,734
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $780 $780

#13

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$12,825 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Spalding handed out 324 graduate degrees. This makes it the #13 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Spalding University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,825 $12,825
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $713 $713

#14

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$10,260 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Morehead State University ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 312 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Morehead State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,260 $10,260
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $252 $252
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $570 $570

#15

Asbury Theological Seminary

Wilmore, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$15,960 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Asbury Seminary handed out 285 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Asbury Theological Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,960 $15,960
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $675 $675
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $665 $665

#16

Georgetown College

Georgetown, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees
$11,070 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Georgetown College was ranked the #16 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 279 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgetown College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,070 $11,070
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $675 $675
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $410 $410

#17

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees
$8,735 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lindsey Wilson College was ranked the #17 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 264 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lindsey Wilson College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,735 $8,735
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $165 $165
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $534 $534

#18

University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Pikeville was ranked the #18 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 183 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Pikeville

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,100 $8,100
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $450 $450

#19

Union College Kentucky

Barbourville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$9,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Union College Kentucky handed out 118 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #19 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Union College Kentucky

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,600 $9,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $50 $50
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $400 $400

#20

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$9,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Thomas More College was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 110 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Thomas More College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,180 $9,180
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,380 $1,380
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $543 $543

#21

Midway University

Midway, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Midway ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 101 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Midway University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,240 $6,240
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $520 $520

#22

Asbury University

Wilmore, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$9,990 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Asbury handed out 81 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Asbury University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,990 $9,990
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $555 $555

#23

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$7,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, KY State handed out 51 graduate degrees. This makes it the #23 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Kentucky State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,560 $11,550
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $390 $390
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $420 $630

#24

Brescia University

Owensboro, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$550 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Brescia University handed out 42 graduate degrees. This makes it the #24 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Brescia University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $550 $550
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $250 $250
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$11,502 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary was ranked the #25 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 34 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,502 $11,502
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $336 $336
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $426 $426

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Kentucky Christian University 30
27 Lexington Theological Seminary 14
28 Galen College of Nursing-Louisville 0

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