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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 terms of graduate completions, Kentucky is ranked #24 in the nation with 15,992 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $10,182 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $12,358 per year.

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
$5,970 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Cumberlands handed out 2,807 graduate degrees. This makes it the #1 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 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
$13,404 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UK ranked #2 in terms of popularity with 2,386 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. 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
$13,196 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UofL ranked #3 in terms of popularity with 2,084 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 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
$12,690 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Campbellsville University was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,361 graduate degrees were handed out that year. 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
$10,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Eastern ranked #6 in terms of popularity with 951 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

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
$19,675 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Frontier Nursing University ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 865 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. 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
$11,418 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. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

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
$11,776 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, SBTS ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 479 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. 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 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
$9,114 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Murray State handed out 470 graduate degrees. This makes it the #10 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 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
$15,060 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Sullivan University handed out 370 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 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 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. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

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)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Spalding ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 324 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, 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
$10,512 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Morehead State University handed out 312 graduate degrees. This makes it the #14 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 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
$16,635 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. 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 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
$11,745 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Georgetown College ranked #16 in terms of popularity with 279 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 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
$8,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Lindsey Wilson College handed out 264 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 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 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)

UPIKE handed out 183 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #18 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 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
$9,650 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Union College handed out 118 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #19 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 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
$10,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

TMC handed out 110 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #20 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 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
$6,390 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Midway handed out 101 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #21 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 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 table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, 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
$7,950 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Kentucky State University was ranked the #23 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 51 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 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
$800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 28 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Brescia University ranked #24 in terms of popularity with 42 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. 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 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
$11,838 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Louisville Seminary handed out 34 graduate degrees. This makes it the #25 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 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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