Kentucky State University (KSU)

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Frankfort, KY

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Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University Student Essentials

Kentucky State University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Small Town Setting
Not applicable
Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Highly Selective
$ 6,096
$ 13,416

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.

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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.

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I like this college because it is close to home.

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KSU Map & Location

Kentucky State University

400 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

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Getting Around KSU


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

5/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Frankfort, KY Preparación. Gin Tonic triple cítrico Bulldog

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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 45%
  • Caucasian: 26%
  • Unknown and Other: 27%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 91% Graduate 9% Full-Time 37% Part-Time 63% Women 49% Men 51% International 1% Domestic 99%

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