Kentucky State University

400 E Main St, Frankfort, United States
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Overview of Kentucky State University

About this school

Kentucky State, founded in 1886, is a public university of liberal studies. Its 309-acre campus is located in Frankfort, 25 miles west of Lexington. Public transportation serves campus.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,757
    • Men:709 (40.4%)
    • Women:1,048 (59.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Frankfort, KY  40601
Phone
(502) 597-6813
Fax
(502) 597-6239
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
-
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
-
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not reported

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT score of 18 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
45% of 2,078 applicants were admitted
Women
46% of 1,357 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 721 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
468 (50%) of 941 admitted students enrolled
Women
259 (42%) of 624 admitted students enrolled
Men
209 (66%) of 317 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.80
375 And Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
2%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
46%
• Score 300 - 400
22%
• Score 200 - 300
2%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
100%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |17-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
9%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
44%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,796|Out-of-state: $18,704
  • Room & Board: - $6,690 (71.75032175032175%)
  • Other Expences: - $650 (6.971256971256971%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,984 (21.278421278421277%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kentucky State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001968
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
281 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
261 (92.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
260 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
33 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$12,640
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 260 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,348
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 183 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,316
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 15 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
18 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,290

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,066 (95.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
972 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
969 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$12,829
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 968 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,162
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 724 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,749
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 62 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
85 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,570

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,553
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Public Servants, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,658

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


106

Part-Time Faculty


24

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 46% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
234,740

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
142
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kentucky State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


24.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • African Studies
  • Agriculture, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Aquaculture
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Human Resources Development
  • Nursing--General
  • Public Administration
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


27,453

Nearest Metropolitan Area


916 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Louisville

Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Frankfort
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Thorobreds
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, gymnastics, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kentucky State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, collegiate100, alpha phi omega, drive our peer's education dope, student ambassador's, alpha phi alpha

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,122

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,757
Women
1,048
Men
709

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 53.7% Black/African-American
  • 16.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 19.4% White
  • 3.9% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 14 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


168

Student Resources

Study resources