University of Kentucky

Acceptance Rate 96 %
SAT Average 1,175
Tuition & Fees $31,294
Student Population 29,986
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $10,865

Academic Overview

University of Kentucky Campus, Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $12,484 for Kentucky residents and $31,294 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 29,986 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 96% and the graduation rate is 66% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of Kentucky varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $54,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of Kentucky are $12,484 for Kentucky residents and $31,294 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $13,538 for in-state students and $33,216 for out-of-state students.
University of Kentucky 2021 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Kentucky. The acceptance rate of Kentucky is 96% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 30%. The average graduation rate is 66% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $10,865 and 88% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 29,986 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of Kentucky is 96 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of Kentucky is 66 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for University of Kentucky is 85 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of Kentucky is 29,986
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of Kentucky is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $10,865 at University of Kentucky.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Kentucky offers 360 major programs through online and on-site education where 28 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate192
Bachelor's Degree1054
Post Bachelor's Degree489
Master's Degree1089
Post Master's Degree41
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship692
Doctor's degree - professional practice71

Special Learning Opportunities

University of Kentucky offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:8,103)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,150)

Veterans Benefits

University of Kentucky has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges