Kentucky State University (KSU)

Frankfort, KY

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Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University Student Essentials

Kentucky State University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Thorobreds/Thorobrettes
Nickname: KSU
Website: www.kysu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,096
Out-of-State Tuition: $13,416
Retention Rate: 45%
Enrollment: 3,530
Year Established: 1886

About KSU

The focus of Kentucky State University is on providing minority students with a liberal studies education to be used in service to their community.

A historically black university (HBCU), Kentucky State University’s curriculum is grounded in liberal studies with all students, regardless of their major, studying the same interdisciplinary liberal arts courses.

Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, just east of Louisville, Kentucky State offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, primarily in service-oriented professions. One of its stronger programs is its teacher-education degree. Kentucky State also offers degree programs in human and public services and nursing.

Another way that Kentucky State embodies its mission of service is through the Land Grant Program, an agricultural research and training institute offering graduate degrees in Agriculture. Through extensive research and community education, the Land Grant Program works towards resolving the agricultural and economic issues of impoverished Kentucky residents.

Kentucky State’s service-oriented approach is reflected in its program offerings as well. In addition to offering 650 classes on campus, Kentucky State has multiple online and distance learning options available to accommodate the needs of all students.

The Academic Services Center is another means of student support, providing comprehensive tutoring and group workshops in various subjects. In its effort to provide optimal service to its students, the Academic Services Center remains open in the weekends and the evenings as well.

Other student services include career counseling, health services, a disability resource center, a support group for single parents and a peer-support program.

Kentucky State also has a number of scholarships for those from particularly challenging backgrounds. Also available are Pell grants, loans and work-study. Any of these forms of financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

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KSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Kentucky State University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating

Family like atmosphere. Kentucky State University is a diamond in the rough. The education, knowledge, and experience I received there will forever be used to my favor. KSU prepared me what was to come of the real world and kept eyes set on what goals I wanted out of life. The professors were very helpful and wasn't there just for a paycheck.


Overall Rating

I like this college because it is close to home.


KSU Map & Location

Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601


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Getting Around KSU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Frankfort, KY

Winter
Dec
45
26
Jan
41
22
Feb
46
25
Spring
Mar
56
31
Apr
67
41
May
75
50
Summer
Jun
84
60
Jul
87
64
Aug
87
63
Fall
Sep
80
55
Oct
70
43
Nov
57
34

KSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,214
Freshman Class 1,224
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,530

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 45%
  • Caucasian: 26%
  • Unknown and Other: 27%
Latino 1%
African American 45%
Caucasian 26%
Unknown and Other 27%

Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%
Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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