Kentucky State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,700
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,254
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.23%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84%
3,377 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,290
64% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
30.3%
84 Graduates

About

Kentucky State University is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, KY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kentucky State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (13 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

In 2020, 209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky State University. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (104 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,700, which is $−20,700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,700, which is $−20,700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,254.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Kentucky State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kentucky State University was $7,700. The cost of tuition at Kentucky State University is $−20,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$7,254
2020 Value
1.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kentucky State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,254. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kentucky State University grew by 1.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,509
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky State University was of $6,509 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Kentucky State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 8.7% with respect to 2019, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.23%
2018 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky State University was 9.23%, which represents 48 out of the 520 total borrowers.

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Kentucky State University received 3,377 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 54.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,377 applicants, 2,836 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 2,290 students enrolled at Kentucky State University in 2020, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky State University has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,836
Accepted Out of 3,377

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky State University was 84% (2,836 admissions from 3,377 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 54.5%, while admissions grew by 60.9%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
150
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Kentucky State University has a total enrollment of 2,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,466 students and the part-time enrollment is 824. This means that 64% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% Black or African American, 8.73% White, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.524% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0873% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kentucky State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (46.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.7%) and White Female (4.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (19.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (11%) and White Male (5.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,466 and the part-time enrollment is 824. This means that 64% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kentucky State University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kentucky State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,350
  2. White
    200
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University is 59% Black or African American, 8.73% White, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.524% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0873% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 556 students (24.3%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 47 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kentucky State University is black or african american (104 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (13 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Social workers, all other (147,700 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,987 people), Other managers (105,611 people), Postsecondary teachers (75,496 people), and Secondary school teachers (55,610 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Elementary & secondary schools (268,408 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (152,149 people), Individual & family services (112,352 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,293 people), and Computer Systems Design (81,988 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (16 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kentucky State University.
Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 17 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

81
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University, which is 0.633 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.609 times less than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.64 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 5% of students graduating from Kentucky State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.19% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    104 degrees awarded
  2. White
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky State University is black or african american (104 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

9.57% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    61 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    43 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kentucky State University is black or african american female (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (43 degrees).

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Kentucky State University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $472k (2.6%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Kentucky State University had a total salary expenditure of $68.5M. Kentucky State University employs 47 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky State University are Male Assistant professors (24), Male Associate professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, Management, with 61 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 56 employees.

Endowment

$18.2M
2020 Endowment
1.98%
decline from 2019

Kentucky State University has an endowment valued at about $18.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky State University declined 1.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Kentucky State University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.4M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $518k - Local

As of 2020, Kentucky State University received $21.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $518k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.6M
2020 Salaries
6.98%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Kentucky State University paid a median of $30.6M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($68.5M) and a 6.98% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.5% growth from 2018 and a 11.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.02M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kentucky State University paid a total of $8.02M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; Management with 61 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky State University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kentucky State University.

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