KSU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Kentucky State University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

Thorobreds (men), Thorobrettes (women)

Nickname

KSU

Website

www.kysu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$6,532

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,674

Retention Rate

51%

Enrollment

2,742

Year Established

1886

KSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

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

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
3

Detailed Ratings

I like this college because it is close to home.

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KSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,497
Freshman Class
1,224
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,742

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
91%
Graduate
9%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
44%
Part-Time
56%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
39%
Out-of-State
61%

Gender of Students

Women
59%
Men
41%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
57%
Caucasian
25%
Latino
1%
Other
17%

Students State Origin

Kentucky
39%
Ohio
15%
Michigan
12%
Illinois
10%
Indiana
7%
Other
17%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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