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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond | (800) 465-9191

  • Enrollment 15,008
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,050/year
  • Room & Board $11,410/year (average cost)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 74% 
  • Regional Campuses in Corbin & Manchester
  • Featured Online Programs: EKU Online degree programs are consistently recognized as among the best in the country. Fully accredited online degrees are available in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing, education, psychology, criminal justice, occupational safety, homeland security, social work, business and general studies, among other in-demand fields. Learn more at
  • Graduate Programs: The EKU Graduate School offers 34 master’s degree programs from six academic colleges, one specialist degree and four doctoral degrees, all sharing a commitment to quality, flexibility and affordability. Programs include education; occupational therapy; nursing; safety, security and emergency management; psychology; and business administration (MBA); among others.

Kentucky State University
Frankfort | 844.700.2733 or 502.597.6000

  • Enrollment Over 1,689
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $4,607 per semester
  • Room & Board $4,093 per semester
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 13:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 87% (Undergraduate students)
  • Featured Online Programs: KSU Online offers programs, courses, and instructional approaches that are designed with you in mind. Student-centered learning, as the name suggests, begins with you. Learning based on your interests, needs and aspirations. Courses may include experiential, field-based, inquiry-based, as well as immersive learning just to name a few.  With over 20 programs online and more on the way, the question that drives our faculty and staff is simple: where are you going and how we will help you get there? Learn more about KSU’s Online offerings at
  • Graduate Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science, Master of Arts in Special Education with Certification (LBD), Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Environmental Studies, Environmental Agriculture – Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Environmental Methods – Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Environmental Policy and Decision Making – Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences – Aquaculture/Aquatic Certificate Sciences and Interdisciplinary Intelligence Studies – Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Certificate

Morehead State University
Morehead | (800) 585-6781 or (606) 783-2000

  • Enrollment 9,000
  • In-State Tuition: $9,518  undergraduate per year; $570 per credit hour graduate; $397  per credit hour graduate (600-level courses) in Volgenau College of Education
  • Room & Board $5,200/year and Meal Plans $3,490/year
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 95%
  • Offering classes in Morehead, Ashland, Hazard (University Center of the Mountains), Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, Somerset (University Center of Southern Kentucky), Eagle Scholars (Early College/Dual Credit) and online.
  • Featured Online Programs: Education, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.); Adult and Higher Education, Master of Arts; English, Master of Arts (Morehead is one of the few accredited schools in the nation to offer a master’s degree in English completely online); Communication, Master of Arts; Leadership in Medical Imaging, Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (post-licensure online program); Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNPP); Technology Management, Bachelor of Science (for students with an associate degree).    A complete list of online programs is available at

Murray State University
Murray | (800) 272-4678

  • Enrollment 9,857
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,708
  • Room & Board $10,594
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 99%
  • Featured Online Programs: Business Administration (undergraduate (2+2) and Graduate); RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) (undergraduate); Computer Information Systems (undergraduate (2+2)); Cybersecurity Management (graduate); Integrated Studies (undergraduate); Logistics and Supply Chain Management (undergraduate (2+2)); Occupational Safety and Health (graduate); Public Administration (graduate); Information Systems (graduate); Postsecondary Education Administration (graduate).  Visit for more information.
  • Graduate Programs:  Murray State offers over 50 graduate degrees (Master’s, Specialist and Doctorate) and certificates. Highlighted programs are Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Occupational Safety and Health (MS), Cybersecurity Management (MS), Agriculture (MS), P-20 and Community Leadership (EdD); English Pedagogy and Technology (DA), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  Visit for more information.

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights | (859) 572-5100 

  • Enrollment around 16,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $10,512
  • Room & Board $6,200
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 19:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid: More than 77%
  • Grant County Campus
  • Featured Online Programs: Cybersecurity, Global Supply Chain Management, Integrative Studies, Organizational Leadership, RN to BSN
  • Graduate Programs: Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Nursing Practice—Nurse Anesthesia Specialization, Education Specialist in Teaching & Leading, Health Informatics, Master of Social Work

University of Kentucky
Lexington | (859) 257-2000

  • Enrollment 33,885 (Fall 2023)
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $13,212/year (2023-24 undergrad, full-time)
  • Room & Board $15,242/year*
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 97% (Fall 2022 first-time, full-time undergraduate)**
  • Featured Online Programs: The University of Kentucky offers more than 90 online degree and certification programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. Recognized as a 2024 Newsweek “Top Online College,” program offerings include options in Arts Administration; Business and Finance; Communication; Digital Mapping; Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies; Diversity and Inclusion; Education; Engineering; Environmental Studies; Health Sciences; Instructional Design; Library and Information Science; Nursing; Nutrition Sciences; Public Health; Social Work; Statistics; and more. Explore the full portfolio of online programs and student support services at
  • Graduate Programs: The University of Kentucky offers more than 140 degrees in more than 90 programs.  For information, visit:

*Average cost based on 2023/24 rates of double occupancy/maximum meal plan

** Fall 2022 financial aid data is preliminary and includes grants, scholarships, and loans

University of Louisville
Louisville | (800) 871-8635

  • Enrollment 23,225 (Fall 2023)
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $12,632 (undergrad, full time); graduate (excluding Professional Schools, MBAs, Master’s in Accounting, Planning and Public Administration): $14,222.
  • Online courses: Undergrad, $527/credit hour; graduate, $791 per credit hour.
  • Active-Duty Military $250/credit hour
  • Academic Catalog
  • Room & Board $11,690 (minimum)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 14.3:1 (undergrad average)
  • Receiving Financial Aid 98% (GRS Cohort, Fall 2023)*
  • Featured Online Programs: UofL provides innovative education pathways by offering more than 60 fully online programs designed for adult students with diverse backgrounds to realize their dreams and make an impact in their community and beyond. Online degrees and certificates span a wide array of disciplines including administration, business, criminal justice, communication, computer science, education, engineering, healthcare, human resources, leadership, nursing, public health, social work and more. Some programs feature academic credit for prior learning and 8-week accelerated courses. Find your best-fit program at ( and ignite your potential for a better future.
  • Graduate Programs:  See above and U of L website

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green | (270) 745-0111 

  • Enrollment 16,759
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,436/year
  • Housing $5,744/year
  • Meal Plan $4,152/year
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 99%
  • Campuses in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro, and Somerset
  • Featured Online Programs: Experience support, flexibility and freedom of choice with WKU’s nationally ranked online degree programs. WKU offers over 80 online degree and certificate programs, including options in Business, Criminology, Health Sciences, Organizational Leadership, Sociology, Child and Family Services and Computer Information Technology. View the complete list of online degrees and review nationally recognized student support services at
  • Graduate Programs: The WKU Graduate School offers 90+ academic degree programs at the doctoral, master’s, specialist, and certificate levels, as well as Rank I/Rank II and certification-only programs.  Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Programs provide academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years. Numerous online options available. Visit for more information on graduate programs.

Updated as of January 2024

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