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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond | (800) 465-9191

  • Enrollment 14,324
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $10,684/year
  • Room & Board $10,364/year (average cost, based on double occupancy)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 74% 
  • Regional Campuses in Lancaster, Corbin, Manchester and Hazard
  • 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 more than 35 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.BRED

  • Enrollment Over 1,726
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $4,502/semester
  • Room & Board $3,680 (standard double room)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 13:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 82%
  • Featured Online Programs: Certificate: Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences, Cybersecurity, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Graduate Environmental Studies, Network Associate, Network Professional, Psychology Graduate Interdisciplinary Intelligence Studies; Bachelor’s: Criminal Justice, Psychology; Master’s: Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science, Public Administration, Special Education; Doctoral: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences, Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences; Master of Science Computer Sciences; Master of Arts in Special Education with a Certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science; Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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

  • Enrollment 9,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,240 undergraduate; $570 per credit hour graduate; Volgenau College of Education $385 per credit hour graduate (600-level courses)
  • Room & Board $5,200/year and Meal Plans $3,300/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) 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; 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 (offered as fully online and as hybrid at Prestonsburg). A complete list of online programs is available at

Murray State University
Murray | (800) 272-4678

  • Enrollment 9,489
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,432
  • Room & Board $10,690
  • 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 $10,584
  • Room & Board $9,860
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid: More than 77%
  • Grant County Campus
  • Featured Online Programs: Business Administration, BSBA – Global Supply Chain, Integrative Studies, BA, Organizational Leadership, BA, RN to BSN
  • Graduate Programs:  Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia Specialization, Education Specialist in Teaching & Leading, Health Informatics, Master in Social Work

University of Kentucky
Lexington | (859) 257-2000

  • Enrollment 32,710 *
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $12,859/year**
  • Room & Board $14,438/year***
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 96% (First-time, full-time undergraduate)*
  • Featured Online Programs: The University of Kentucky offers more than 80 online degree and certification programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. Recognized as a 2022 Newsweek “Best Online Learning School,” 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:

*Fall 2022, **2022/23 rates, ***AVG cost based on 2022/23 rates of double occupancy

University of Louisville
Louisville | (800) 871-8635

  • Enrollment 23,043 (Fall 2022)
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $12,324 (undergrad, full time); graduate (excluding Professional Schools, MBAs, Master’s in Accounting, Planning and Public Administration): $13,944.
  • Online courses: Undergrad, $514/credit hour; graduate, $775 per credit hour.
  • Active Duty Military $250/credit hour
  • Academic Catalog
  • Room & Board $10,668 (minimum)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 12.7:1 (undergrad average)
  • Receiving Financial Aid 98% (GRS Cohort, Fall 2022)*
  • Featured Online Programs: UofL provides innovative education pathways by offering more than 60 fully online programs designed so adult students across diverse backgrounds can realize their dreams and become leaders and agents of change in their community and beyond. Online programs are available through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, Kent School of Social Work and Family Science, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Courses span a wide array of disciplines including business, administration, leadership, healthcare, social work, human resources, engineering, computer science, education, communication, and criminal justice. Some programs feature academic credit for prior learning and 8-week accelerated courses. Ignite your potential & find your best-fit program at (
  • Graduate Programs:  See above and U of L website

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

  • Enrollment 16,493
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,112/year
  • Housing $5,632/year
  • Meal Plan $3,954/year
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 93%
  • 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, Family and Consumer Sciences and 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 2023

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