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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond | (800) 465-9191

  • Enrollment 16,600
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,000/year
  • Room & Board $9,300/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. Programs include Occupational Therapy; Nursing; Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Psychology, and Business Administration (MBA).
    As of January 2018

Kentucky State University
Frankfort | (502) 597-6000

  • Enrollment Nearly 2,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $3,897 to $4,872/semester, depending on credit hours
  • Room & Board $1,670 to $2,220/semester, depending on occupancy; Meal Plan $1,675/semester
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 95%
  • Featured Online Programs: Bachelor’s: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Public Administration; Master’s: Special Education; Doctoral Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN–DNP). Certificate Programs: Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
  • Graduate Programs:
    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science
    Master of Arts in Special Education
    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Public Administration
    Master of Science in Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences
    Master of Science in Computer Science Technology
    Master of Science in Environmental Studies
    As of January 2019

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

  • Enrollment 10,200
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $8,926 undergraduate; $570 per credit hour graduate
  • Room & Board $8,790
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 91%
  • Offering classes in Morehead, Ashland, Hazard, (University Center of the Mountains), Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg, 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
    As of January 2019

Murray State University
Murray | (800) 272-4678

  • Enrollment 9,466
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,084
  • Room & Board $9,190
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 85%
  • Campuses in Murray, Henderson Hopkinsville Madisonville Paducah and Fort Campbell
  • 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); Postsecondary Education Administration (MA).
  • 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), Agriculture (MS), P-20 and Community Leadership (EdD); English Pedagogy and Technology (DA), Doctor o Nursing Practice (DNP).
    As of January 2019

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

  • Enrollment Under 15,000
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $9,000
  • Room & Board $6,358
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 19:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid: More than 70%
  • 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
    As of January 2019

University of Kentucky
Lexington | (859) 257-2000

  • Enrollment  30,277
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $12,070 (undergrad, full time, Lower Division)
  • Room & Board $12,814 per year
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 87%
  • Featured Online Programs:
  • Fully Online Programs:
    • Bachelor’s: Medical Laboratory Science, RN-BSN, Information Communication Technology (Completer Degree), Liberal Studies (Completer Degree)
    • Master’s: Digital Mapping: Applied Statistics; Public Financial Management; Library and Information Science; 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; Retailing and Tourism Management;
    • Doctorate: Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership; Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Undergraduate Certificates:Leadership Studies
    • Graduate Certificates: Digital Mapping; Professional and Technical Writing; Historic Preservation; Rehabilitation Counseling; Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology; Distance Education; Instructional Coaching; Leadership or Deeper Learning; School Principal, Superintendent Certification; School Technology Leadership; Research Methods in Education; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Developmental Disabilities; Public Financial Management, Risk Sciences, Post Graduate A.P.R.N. Certificate
  • Graduate Programs: The University of Kentucky offers more than 140 degrees in more than 90 programs.  For information, visit
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    As of January 2019

University of Louisville
Louisville | (800) 334-8635

  • Enrollment 22,471 (Fall 2018)
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $11,460 (undergrad, full time); graduate (excluding Professional Schools, MBAs, Master’s in Accounting, Planning and Public Administration): $12,684.
  • Online courses: Undergrad, $497/credit hour; graduate, $714 per credit hour.
  • Active Duty Military $250/credit hour
  • Room & Board $9,254 (minimum)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 14:1 (undergrad average)
  • Receiving Financial Aid 97.1% (GRS Cohort, Fall 2018)*
  • Featured Online Programs: UofL offers over 20 online programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level including degrees, certificates and teaching endorsements. Programs include accounting, organizational leadership, healthcare leadership, nursing (RN to BSN), social work, engineering, education, computer science, communication, human resources, and criminal justice. Some programs feature prior learning credit and 8-week courses. Find your program at UofL Online (
  • Graduate Programs:  See above and U of L website
    As of January 2019

*Fall 2018 financial aid data is preliminary and includes grants, scholarships and loans.

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

  • Enrollment Under 19,461
  • In-State Tuition & Fees $10,602
  • Room & Board $4,490
  • Meal Plan $3,052
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1
  • Receiving Financial Aid 95%
  • Campuses in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro
  • Featured Online Programs: Experience support, flexibility and freedom of choice with WKU’s nationally ranked online degree programs. WKU offers over 100 online degree and certificate programs, including options in business, criminology, health sciences, communication, and technology. View the complete list of online degrees and review nationally recognized student support services 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. Numerous online options available. Visit more information on graduate programs.
    As of January 2019
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