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Net Price of Kentucky Colleges by Income

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College

Avg. Net Cost (by Family Income Bracket)

Name
Total Cost Per Year
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes, KY
Total Cost Per Year $28,120
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,304
  • $14,371
  • $16,484
  • $17,892
  • $20,019
Asbury University Wilmore, KY
Total Cost Per Year $45,462
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,432
  • $17,551
  • $19,489
  • $22,189
  • $24,156
Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $61,218
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,753
  • $18,070
  • $18,940
  • $23,891
  • $25,255
Berea College Berea, KY
Total Cost Per Year $54,396
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $1,677
  • $2,300
  • $4,627
  • $2,881
  • $10,396
Brescia University Owensboro, KY
Total Cost Per Year $42,254
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,232
  • $12,346
  • $15,209
  • $18,501
  • $20,434
Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $40,492
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,687
  • $21,695
  • $22,779
  • $23,004
  • $23,016
Centre College Danville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $60,700
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,079
  • $12,400
  • $16,971
  • $21,853
  • $28,672
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY
Total Cost Per Year $24,884
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,340
  • $11,522
  • $14,180
  • $17,292
  • $18,790
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Total Cost Per Year $21,962
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,403
  • $7,357
  • $9,896
  • $13,291
  • $14,314
Georgetown College Georgetown, KY
Total Cost Per Year $55,674
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,183
  • $10,275
  • $13,787
  • $16,052
  • $19,973
Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY
Total Cost Per Year $18,008
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,509
  • $10,485
  • $14,900
  • $15,324
  • $16,712
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, KY
Total Cost Per Year $44,308
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,885
  • $17,093
  • $18,267
  • $24,379
  • $30,874
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
Total Cost Per Year $31,690
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,597
  • $11,156
  • $13,939
  • $19,294
  • $22,835
Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY
Total Cost Per Year $37,314
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,217
  • $22,115
  • $20,818
  • $23,829
  • $24,408
Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, KY
Total Cost Per Year $41,456
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,974
  • $13,348
  • $14,422
  • $16,323
  • $16,657
University of Louisville Louisville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $30,204
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,470
  • $15,276
  • $17,760
  • $22,684
  • $23,520
Midway University Midway, KY
Total Cost Per Year $41,650
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,927
  • $17,311
  • $20,972
  • $25,618
  • $24,935
Morehead State University Morehead, KY
Total Cost Per Year $23,114
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,454
  • $9,066
  • $11,199
  • $14,813
  • $14,896
Murray State University Murray, KY
Total Cost Per Year $24,710
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,685
  • $7,474
  • $11,421
  • $13,893
  • $15,229
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
Total Cost Per Year $25,146
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $466
  • $2,082
  • $6,219
  • $10,860
  • $12,744
University of Pikeville Pikeville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $35,890
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,143
  • $15,471
  • $17,814
  • $18,761
  • $19,627
Spalding University Louisville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $43,050
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,840
  • $20,631
  • $21,916
  • $29,685
  • $29,653
Thomas More College Crestview Hills, KY
Total Cost Per Year $48,340
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,814
  • $12,811
  • $15,958
  • $21,028
  • $22,295
Transylvania University Lexington, KY
Total Cost Per Year $58,070
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,712
  • $19,006
  • $20,513
  • $22,662
  • $28,313
Union College Barbourville, KY
Total Cost Per Year $41,014
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,310
  • $18,788
  • $17,265
  • $41,450
  • $41,450
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
Total Cost Per Year $24,815
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,845
  • $16,978
  • $15,982
  • $17,876
  • $18,666

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2024.

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Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2021-22 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2024.

  • What is the “Total Cost Per Year”?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    Click the View Details option under each school's total cost per year to see a detailed breakdown of its total cost of attendance.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. The numbers show you what the average family in your income bracket paid at specific schools, after federal grants and institutional scholarships were awarded. Student loans are not included in these numbers. These figures are a good place to start, so you can begin your college financial planning with historical data and estimate what your costs might be, until you learn more about your specific situation.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will pay closer to full price at public colleges.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price, but they offer more financial aid, to help make their net price more affordable compared to public colleges.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families, paying for college is not easy, but most families pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Federal student Direct Loans
    • Federal parent PLUS Loans
    • Private loans
    • Scholarships
    • Tax planning
    • Student work

    The right options depend on your student and your family situation. If you plan ahead and choose the right strategies, you can potentially make college much more affordable, and you can potentially save thousands of dollars on college costs. To learn how, sign up for my free planning e-newsletter. It's loaded with tips, articles, and resources to help you plan and pay for college with proven financial strategies.

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