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Kentucky State University

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  • Kentucky State UniversityPublic Four-year University Liberal Arts College in Frankfort, KY
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  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,497
First-year Undergraduate Students: 687
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,209
Graduate Students: 162

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Data Processing Technology
  • Associate of Drafting and Design Technology
  • Associate of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Web/Multimedia Management

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $5,920
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,208

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 525
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173


Member: NCAA
Team name: Thorobreds


  • Ranked #35 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #208 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #94 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #162 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

400 East Main Street, ASB 312
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-6813
(877) 367-5978
Fax: (502) 597-5814
Contact: James Burrell
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 25%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 25%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 12,271
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 3,116
Female applicants accepted N/A
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 635
Female freshman enrollment 357
Male freshman enrollment 278
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 2.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.2-3

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score 408
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 348-480
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 410
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 350-440
SAT Writing average score 393
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 340-440
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 93%
Average ACT Composite score 17
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 15-19
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 13-19
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 15-18

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