Kentucky State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,700
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,363
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
2,186 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,171
56.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18%
59 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 General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (29 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 degrees).

In 2019, 300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky State University. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (171 degrees), 2.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,700, which is $-19,580 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky State University is $7,700, which is $-19,580 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,363.

In 2019, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kentucky State University was $7,700. The cost of tuition at Kentucky State University is $-19,580 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$7,363
2019 Value
28.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kentucky State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,363. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kentucky State University grew by 28.5%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Kentucky State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.48% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
11.9%
2017 Default Rate
63
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky State University was 11.9%, which represents 63 out of the 529 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 2,186 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 31.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,186 applicants, 1,763 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,171 students enrolled at Kentucky State University in 2019, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,763
Accepted Out of 2,186

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky State University was 80.6% (1,763 admissions from 2,186 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 31.7%, while admissions grew by 47.2%.

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage
148
Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky State University has a total enrollment of 2,171 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,227 students and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% Black or African American, 10.8% White, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.737% Asian, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% 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 (41.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (34%) and White Female (6.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (21.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.9%) and White Female (5.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,171 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,227 and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Kentucky State University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,108
  2. White
    235
  3. Two or More Races
    59

The enrolled student population at Kentucky State University is 51% Black or African American, 10.8% White, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.737% Asian, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 676 students (31.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 56 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 (171 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky State University is General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (29 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 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 (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees).

Workforce

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 (192,669 people), Police officers (141,938 people), Other managers (115,429 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (83,644 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (48,849 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (355,248 people), Elementary & secondary schools (229,156 people), Individual & family services (139,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (112,164 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (109,833 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky State University are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky State University was General Business Administration & Management with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University, which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.81 times less than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.33 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Kentucky State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky State University is Male and White (37.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 22% of graduates (13 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
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky State University is black or african american (171 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (81 degrees).

4% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    103 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    68 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kentucky State University is black or african american female (103 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 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 $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $595k (3.21%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Kentucky State University had a total salary expenditure of $70.7M. Kentucky State University employs 44 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky State University are Male Assistant professors (24), Female Assistant professors(20), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 84 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.5M
2019 Endowment
4.43%
growth from 2018

Kentucky State University has an endowment valued at about $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky State University grew 4.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.2M 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. $18M - Federal
  2. $1.41M - State
  3. $196k - Local

As of 2019, Kentucky State University received $18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.41M from state grants and contracts, and $196k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.9M
2019 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Kentucky State University paid a median of $32.9M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($70.7M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.8% growth from 2017 and a 4.79% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.94M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kentucky State University paid a total of $5.94M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 18% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees; Management with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky State University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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