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 Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY

400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

General information:(502)597-6000
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,746(2,490 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,686 $5,520 $5,808 -5%
Out-of-state $12,510 $12,144 $12,778 -5%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,480 $6,480 $6,480 0%
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,532 -12%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,796 $9,236 $7,594 18%
Other $4,400 $4,400 $4,532 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,400 $4,400 $4,994 -12%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $17,466 $17,300 $18,120 -6%
Off Campus $20,182 $20,456 $19,234 5%
Off Campus with Family $11,386 $11,220 $12,102 -8%
On Campus $24,290 $23,924 $25,090 -8%
Off Campus $27,006 $27,080 $26,204 4%
Off Campus with Family $18,210 $17,844 $19,072 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,208
In-state fees $600
Out-of-state tuition $12,178
Out-of-state fees $600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,192
In-state fee $450
Out-of-state tuition $9,522
Out-of-state fees $450
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 548 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 489 80% $3,573,376 $7,308
Federal grants 425 69% $2,142,279 $5,041
Pell grants 425 69% $1,912,034 $4,499
Other federal grants 288 47% $230,245 $799
State/local government grant or scholarships 157 26% $265,702 $1,692
Institutional grants or scholarships 305 50% $1,165,395 $3,821
Student loan aid 472 77% $3,371,480 $7,143
Federal student loans 471 77% $3,291,480 $6,988
Other student loans 7 1% $80,000 $11,429
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,981 76% $13,633,796 $6,882
Pell grants 1,558 60% $6,922,834 $4,443
Federal student loans 1,822 70% $14,627,673 $8,028


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,973 $10,669 $9,085
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,195 $11,439 $10,107
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,613 $13,758 $12,614
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,403 $15,217 $14,979
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,405 $17,315 $16,732
$110,001 and more $15,545 Not applicable $16,732

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,746
Undergraduate enrollment 2,490
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 115
Graduate enrollment 256

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,323 3,729 5,594
Percent admitted 31% 29% 33%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 6% 6%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 79 14%
ACT 499 89%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 380 470
SAT Math 380 470
SAT Writing 360 450
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 14 20
ACT Math 15 19
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 5634
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1312
Football 81-
Golf 7-
Softball -19
Volleyball -12


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1939 Accredited


National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1971 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1956 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1973 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

02/01/2006 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations64 0
Liquor law violations230
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 101
Drug law violations 430
Liquor law violations 210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 202
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 202
Aggravated assault 11129
Burglary 324345
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 945
Burglary 253235
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate20.7%
Number in default156
Number in repayment752

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00196800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Associate's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies-0-
Category total-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-12-
Category total-12-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General7--
Business/Commerce, General-26-
Category total726-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism, Other-10-
Category total-10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General65-
Information Technology-6-
Category total611-
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching-12-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-15-
Special Education and Teaching, General15--
Category total1527-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--0
Category total--0
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-8-
Category total-8-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General-9-
Category total-9-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1033
Category total-1033
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-18-
Category total-18-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-225
Category total-3825
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-3-
Category total-3-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies0--
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management2--
Category total2--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-5-
Category total-5-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-19-
Category total-19-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration142-
Social Work-13-
Category total1415-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-3-
Social Sciences, General-3-
Category total-6-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General-6-
Music, General-5-
Category total-11-
Grand total44258