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Number of
4-year colleges in Kentucky

183,906

Students attending
4-year colleges in Kentucky

$17,408

Average
in-state tuition

$20,180

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

488 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Total undergraduates: 1,772
Acceptance rate: 69%
Average annual cost: $23,750
Average salary: $35,100
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

382 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

Total undergraduates: 2,903
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: $24,742
Average salary: $46,000
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Berea College

Berea, KY

367 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Berea College

Berea, KY

Total undergraduates: 1,710
Acceptance rate: 32%
Average annual cost: $2,862
Average salary: $31,800
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Centre College

Danville, KY

162 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Centre College

Danville, KY

Total undergraduates: 1,443
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: $25,519
Average salary: $44,100
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Murray State University

Murray, KY

564 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Murray State University

Murray, KY

Total undergraduates: 9,916
Acceptance rate: 85%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,700
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

633 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Total undergraduates: 14,141
Acceptance rate: 91%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $36,200
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

303 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

Total undergraduates: 983
Acceptance rate: 94%
Average annual cost: $23,685
Average salary: $41,700
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

310 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Total undergraduates: 23,718
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,000
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

426 Forbes

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Total undergraduates: 18,009
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $40,300
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Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

614 Forbes
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Best colleges in Kentucky 2018

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Total undergraduates: 21,431
Acceptance rate: 94%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,800
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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