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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond | (800) 465-9191

  • Enrollment Under 17,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $8,870/year
  • Room & Board $8,780/year
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 80% 
  • Regional Campuses in Corbin, Danville, and Manchester; classes offered in Hazard and Somerset
  • Featured Online Programs: EKU Online degree programs are often recognized as among the best in the country. Fully accredited online degrees are available in more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs, including Nursing; Education; Psychology; Justice Studies; Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Government Paralegal Services; Child and Family Studies; and General Studies/Degree Completion. Learn more at
  • Graduate Programs:  The EKU Graduate School offers more than 30 master’s degree programs from six academic colleges, two specialist degrees and four doctoral degrees, all sharing a commitment to quality, flexibility and affordability. The programs include Occupational Therapy; Nursing; Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Psychology, and Business Administration (MBA)

Kentucky State University
Frankfort | (502) 597-6000

Morehead State University
Morehead | (800) 585-6781 

  • Enrollment Under 11,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $8,530
  • Room & Board $8,892
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 91%
  • Offering classes in Morehead, Ashland, Hazard, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, and online
  • Featured Online Programs: Wellness Promotion, Master of Arts; 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); English as a Second Language Endorsement (online degree with embedded field experiences); Leadership in Medical Imaging-Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences; Master of Business Administration; Nursing-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (post-licensure online program); Technology Management-BS (offered as fully online and as hybrid at Prestonsburg)
  • Graduate Programs:  MSU offers a master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering. Additionally, MSU offers a Doctor of Education degree, Ed.D. as well as master’s degrees in Adult and Higher Education, Educational Instruction/Media Design, and Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. A complete list of graduate course offerings is available at

Murray State University
Murray | (800) 272-4678

  • Enrollment Under 11,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $8,400
  • Room & Board $8,598
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 85%
  • Campuses: Henderson Regional Campus; Hopkinsville Regional Campus; Madisonville Regional Campus; Paducah
  • Regional Campus, Fort Campbell Regional Campus
  • Featured Online Programs: Business Administration (Undergraduate and Graduate); RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) (undergraduate); Computer Information Systems (undergraduate); Telecommunications Systems Management (undergraduate and graduate); Integrated Studies (undergraduate); Logistics and Supply Chain Management (undergraduate); Occupational Safety and Health (graduate); Public Administration (graduate); Information Systems (graduate)
  • Graduate Programs:  Agriculture (MS); Creative Writing (low-residency MFA); P-20 and Community Leadership (EdD); English Pedagogy and Technology (DA); Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights (800) 637-9948 

  • Enrollment Under 15,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,400
  • Room & Board $9,500
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 83%
  • Grant County Campus
  • Featured Online Programs:  B.A. in History (the first in Kentucky and one of a handful across the nation); B.A. in Organizational Leadership; B.S. in Business Informatics; B.S. in Library Informatics; Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship; Cybersecurity Certificate; M.A. in Education; M.S. Business/Health Informatics
  • Graduate Programs:  Master of Arts – Teacher as Leader, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Informatics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration

University of Kentucky
Lexington | (859) 257-2000

  • Enrollment Under 30,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,320 (undergrad, full time, Lower Division)
  • Room & Board $12,184
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 85%
  • Featured Online Programs:
  • Fully Online Programs:
    • Bachelor’s: Medical Laboratory Science
  • Master’s: Digital Mapping; Applied Statistics; Public Financial Management (Starting Fall 2017); Library and Information Science; Historic Preservation; Rehabilitation Counseling; Instructional Systems Design; Education in Teacher Leadership (M.Ed.); Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership; Research Methods in Education; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Arts Administration; Library and Information Science; Education (M.Ed.) or Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in School Technology Leadership; Rehabilitation Counseling; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Arts Administration; Minor in Information Studies)
  • Doctorate: Education (Ed.D.)
  • Graduate Certificates: Public Financial Management; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Distance Education; School Technology Leadership; Research Methods in Education; Distance Education
  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement, Superintendent Certification Program
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University of Louisville
Louisville | (800) 334-8635

  • Enrollment Under 23,000 (fall 2016)
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,068 (undergrad, full time); graduate, excluding MBAs, Master’s in Accounting, Planning and Public Administration $12,246.
  • Online courses: Undergrad, $497/credit hour; graduate, $714 per credit hour.
  • Active Duty Military $250/credit hour
  • Room & Board $8,130 (minimum)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 (undergrad average)
  • Receiving Financial Aid 95% (all new, incoming  undergraduates, fall 2016)
  • Featured Online Programs: (these are ALL graduate degrees except for nursing): Nursing (RN to BSN); Criminal Justice (MS) ; Human Resources and Organization Development (MS); Civil Engineering (MS);Computer Science and Data Mining (MS/Cert.); Special Education (MA/M.Ed./Cert.); Engineering Management (M.Eng.); Social Work (MS); Higher Education Administration (MA)
  • Graduate Programs:  See above and U of L website

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

  • Enrollment Under 21,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,912
  • Room & Board $7,713
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 69%
  • Campuses in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro
  • Featured Online Programs: WKU offers over 90 online degrees and certificates, providing you with flexibility and freedom of choice! At WKU, you’ll also have access to nationally recognized support services for distance learners. Degree options include business, criminology, health sciences, communication, technology, and more. View the complete list of online degrees at
  • Graduate Programs: The WKU Graduate School offers 100+ 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.

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