Kentucky State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,406

0.57% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,503

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

17.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

49%

3,384 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,736

65.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.6%

98 Graduates

About

Kentucky State University is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kentucky State University were Criminal Justice - Police Science (28 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees), and Registered Nursing (25 degrees).

In 2016, 367 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky State University. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (178 degrees), 1.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (109 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,406, which is $-17,009 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,406, which is $-17,009 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,503.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,406

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Kentucky State University was $7,406. The cost of tuition at Kentucky State University is $-17,009 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$6,503

2016 Value

20.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Kentucky State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,503. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Kentucky State University grew by 20.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,493

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky State University was of $6,493 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.475% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Kentucky State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.61% with respect to 2015, when 83% 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.

17.2%

2015 Default Rate

158

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky State University was 17.2%, which represents 158 out of the 917 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Kentucky State University received 3,384 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 29% annual decline. Out of those 3,384 applicants, 1,658 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49% acceptance rate.

There were 1,736 students enrolled at Kentucky State University in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky State University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,658

Accepted Out of 3,384

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky State University was 49% (1,658 admissions from 3,384 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 37.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -290%, while admissions declined by -8.3%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

10

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky State University has a total enrollment of 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,143 students and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.3% Black or African American, 24.9% White, 2.25% Two or More Races, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.15% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kentucky State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (35.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.2%) and White Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Black or African American Male (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,143 and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2016 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Kentucky State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    804

  2. White

    432

  3. Two or More Races

    39

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University is 46.3% Black or African American, 24.9% White, 2.25% Two or More Races, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.15% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 376 students (21.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 91 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky State University. The majority of degree recipients at Kentucky State University are black or african american (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (109 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky State University is Criminal Justice - Police Science (28 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees) and Registered Nursing (25 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 (189,299 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (130,360 people), Miscellaneous managers (128,315 people), Postsecondary teachers (74,553 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (55,901 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), and Math & Statistics (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), and Math & Statistics (8 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 (267,018 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (147,724 people), Hospitals (110,192 people), Individual & family services (109,801 people), and Computer Systems Design (79,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), and Math & Statistics (8 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky State University was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 138

  2. 229

In 2016, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (229).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 2.29 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 7% of students graduating from Kentucky State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (23.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky State University is Female and Black or African American (23.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 24.5% of graduates (24 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

    178 degrees awarded

  2. White

    109 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky State University is black or african american (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (109 degrees).

13.9% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    68 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kentucky State University is black or african american female (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Kentucky State University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.3k (0.111%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Kentucky State University had a total expenditure of $68.5M. Of that $68.5M, they spent $26.4M on salaries and $68.5M on benefits.

Kentucky State University employs 47 Assistant professors, 31 Professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Kentucky State University are Male Assistant professors (29), Male Professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, Management, with 62 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.6M

2015 Endowment

1.83%

growth from 2014

Kentucky State University has an endowment valued at about $15.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky State University grew 1.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $14.6M - Federal

  2. $1.93M - State

  3. $220k - Local

As of 2015, Kentucky State University received $14.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.93M from state grants and contracts, and $220k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$26.4M

Salary Expenditure

$68.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Kentucky State University had a total expenditure of $68.5M. Of that $68.5M, they spent $26.4M on salaries and $68.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Kentucky State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.4M

2015 Salaries

8.12%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Kentucky State University paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($68.5M) and a 8.12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.7% decline from 2013 and a 0.143% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.54M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2015, Kentucky State University paid a total of $7.54M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

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

64 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Professor with 31 employees; and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; Management with 62 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky State University was Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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

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