Online Colleges in Kentucky (KY) Ranked by Cost

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Colleges in Kentucky that have online programs require students to pay an average tuition of $11,141 per year. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 19.8%. In 2007, the average tuition was $9,298 annually at these online Kentucky schools.

The range of tuition at online schools in Kentucky offering programs is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 14
Low cost 6
Average cost 7
Most expensive 6

At the high end, schools offering online programs charge students more than $17,980 in tuition per annum. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $3,120 to $7,656 annually. The lowest cost accredited online schools are located in Bowling Green, Frankfort, Murray, Prestonsburg, and Richmond.

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Of all graduates from online colleges across Kentucky, approximately 64% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 127,645 graduates from around Kentucky, 81,956 are from the least costly schools. From 2006 to 2011, the number of graduates from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 18,711 graduates each year. Also, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has increased.

Other somewhat more costly online colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $8,424 to $14,085. Tuition in this range is charged by 6 of the 33 online colleges with programs in Kentucky.

A reported 17.8% of the state’s graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This represents 22,681 students. As much as 34,523 students graduated from these schools, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has decreased by 34%.

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1. Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
2. Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
3. Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
4. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
5. Bowling Green Technical College Bowling Green, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
6. West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
7. Henderson Community College Henderson, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
8. Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
9. Madisonville Community College Madisonville, Kentucky $3,120 $10,680
10. Kentucky State University Frankfort, Kentucky $4,920 $11,544
11. Murray State University Murray, Kentucky $5,388 $16,164
12. Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky $6,624 $18,144
13. Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky $7,560 $18,840
14. University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky $7,656 $16,724
15. University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky $8,424 $20,424
16. University of Phoenix Louisville, Kentucky $9,480 $9,480
17. Beckfield College Florence, Kentucky $10,692 $10,692
18. Lincoln College of Technology Florence, Kentucky $11,650 $11,650
19. Mid-Continent University Mayfield, Kentucky $12,100 $12,100
20. Strayer University Lexington, Kentucky $14,085 $14,085

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