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Online Colleges in Kentucky

On this page, you’ll find a collection of tools and resources designed to give you a fresh perspective on earning a degree from one of Kentucky’s online colleges. Begin with our snapshot of the Kentucky postsecondary education system as a whole and the state’s past and present online education efforts.

From there, go to our ranked profiles of the top online colleges in Kentucky offering distance programs, sorted by affordability. Explore our directory of scholarships available to both online and offline students in Kentucky, our list of the state’s most important higher education resources or even our complete database of online colleges nationwide.


Postsecondary Education in Kentucky

Between 2008 and 2014, the average tuition inflation-adjusted rate at four-year public schools in Kentucky rose 23.2%.

Local and state grants for in-state undergraduate students grew by 10% between 2011-12 in Kentucky, this increase is nearly three times the rate seen nationally.

At just over $6,000, the average tuition rate at four-year public universities in Kentucky today is significantly lower than the $9,139 national average.

Enrollment rates at public higher education rose 17% in Kentucky between 2002 and 2012, just below the national enrollment gain of 19% over the same period.


Online Education in Kentucky

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 19.7% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Kentucky (56,067 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 79.4% of those students were undergraduates
  • 21.3% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 12.9% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 4.9% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 85.9% were living in Kentucky
  • 11.7% were living elsewhere in the United States

Kentucky’s online learning consortium, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC) is affiliated with dozens of partner institutions throughout the state to facilitate the development of online education.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Kentucky

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Kentucky, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Morehead State University

1
Morehead State University
Morehead
N/A
$7,866

An Online Education at Morehead State University

As the school with the best student-computer ratio in the state, MSU continually embraces technology on-site and online. The learning management system Blackboard offers online MSU students a number of modern technology tools that enrich the virtual classroom environment. Instructors have access to Wimba for synchronous web-conferencing sessions, Respondus for secure exam taking, and SoftChalk for lesson building. Once an online course is developed, students participate in threaded discussion boards, collaborate on group projects, view wikis and blogs, chat with professors and communicate with their classmates and teachers via email and phone. Students access their Blackboard courses by logging in to their My.Moreheadstate account.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Informations Systems
  • Bachelor of Imaging Sciences in Leadership in Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
  • Bachelor of University Studies

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education
  • Master of Arts in Education Technology
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Grades and Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Social Science

Access to IT support, library services, academic advising and the bookstore are just a few of the online resources available. MSU has an official blog managed by MSU students called Beakerpedia, where the answers to a number of typical student questions can be found.

Contact Information

University Blvd
Morehead,
KY 40351
(606) 783-2221

Kentucky State University

2
Kentucky State University
Frankfort
$370
$8,888

An Online Education at Kentucky State University

Distance education at KSU is conducted through the Blackboard learning management system. Every online student is issued a KSU student ID number to access their Blackboard course sites and the BANNER student information system. Once enrolled in BANNER, each student receives a personal online advising counselor to help them navigate the online learning environment and procedures.

Through these advanced online interfaces, students gain access to course materials, grades, financial aid information, the course registration system, the online tuition payment system, school email, the online library and bookstore and personal account information. Exams for KSU online courses must be administered by an approved proctor, which the student is responsible for finding.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Special Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)

All of KSU's online programs are designed with military personnel, working adults, single parents, state government employees, international students and traditional students in mind, making these programs some of the most versatile online programs available today. A Visiting Status option is available for undergraduate students not currently enrolled at KSU who wish to take individual online courses.

Contact Information

400 East Main Street
Frankfort,
KY 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

Kentucky Wesleyan College

3
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro
$375
$9,000

An Online Education at Kentucky Wesleyan College

KWC’s intensive fast-track online programs are specifically designed for busy adults. Each course is seven weeks long, allowing students to concentrate on one course at a time while balancing work and family responsibilities. Prospective students can “test drive” a course to see if online learning is the right choice for them, after which a Moodle orientation can be viewed.

Instructors lay out specific due dates and deadlines for assignments, projects and tests; however, all coursework may be completed asynchronously to allow maximum flexibility for busy students. Occasionally a professor may include some face-to-face elements, so students should be sure to carefully read over all course requirements.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies

Depending on a student's previous college credit, these programs can be completed in fewer than four years. An admission counselor works with each online student to determine the number of transferable credits able to be applied towards a KWC undergraduate degree. Eligible students may receive financial aid, and active military personnel and veterans may take advantage of benefits offered through KWC’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

Contact Information

3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro,
KY 42301
(270) 926-3111

Murray State University

4
Murray State University
Murray
$388
$9,312

An Online Education at Murray State University

Distance learning at Murray State combines two learning management systems to deliver its courses: Blackboard and Canvas. Both provide access to course materials and technological learning tools, enabling students to interact and communicate with their instructors via email and class discussions. Blackboard houses activities, case studies and assignments that may be completed asynchronously, but must be submitted by the scheduled weekly due date. Students can expect to spend six to eight hours per week per class completing coursework.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies
  • Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor Telecommunications Systems Management

A new database called KnowledgeBase houses answers to typical technology related questions and a help guide is available for students unfamiliar with Canvas, myGate and RacerMail.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
  • Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health with an Emphasis in Safety Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Beyond the undergraduate and graduate programs, several certificates, endorsements, re-certification and noncredit programs are offered completely online at Murray State. Online programs for high school students offered through Murray’s Racer Academy provide juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college and high school credit through the dual enrollment program. The Mary Jo Young Scholarship is available for students in need of financial assistance.

Contact Information

218 Wells Hall
Murray,
KY 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #1 MBA Program in State of Kentucky
  • #46 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Program in the Nation
  • #16 on GetEducated.com Most Affordable Online MBA Program in 2010

Northern Kentucky University

5
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights
$388
$9,312

An Online Education at Northern Kentucky University

Online students at NKU access their courses through the Blackboard web portal. Prior to the start of classes, students are expect to complete the Blackboard Student Tutorials and Online Student Orientation to ensure they are entirely comfortable in the virtual learning environment and can navigate all available resources. Since success in online learning is largely dependent on the ability to write well, NKU provides access to the Online Writing Center in addition to general Career Services and Library IT Support.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Library Information

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher as a Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Business Informatics
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Health Science
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice

The Program for Adult-Centered Education (PACE) offers working adult students the option to take on-campus courses with web-enhanced instruction to increase the level of flexibility while earning their degree. PACE lets students enroll year-round and plan their own accelerated program for up to four years of schooling. Prospective students residing outside of Kentucky should refer to the State Authorization Directory prior to applying to ensure NKU is authorized to deliver distance education in their home state.

Contact Information

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights,
KY 41099
(859) 572-5100

Brescia University

6
Brescia University
Owensboro
$395
$9,480

An Online Education at Brescia University

The introduction to BUOnline demo course demonstrates the most efficient ways of utilizing the many resources offered on BU’s learning management system Moodle. A Moodle tutorial is also available for those not yet familiar with the online learning environment. Since courses are accelerated and 100% online, students are advised to log in three to five times per week to check updates on discussion threads, announcements, posted questions and answers. Typically, one online course takes four to six hours of study time per week over a ten week session, or eight to twelve hours if the course is five weeks long. Tests and quizzes are individually created by professors and are timed.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Integrated Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology with an Emphasis in Pastoral Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree Completion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Teacher Leadership

Once a week, all online classes have a mandatory “live” chat meeting for which students are required to log in to witness class presentations and have chat discussions conducted by the professor (Brescia is located in the Central Time Zone). Associate level programs may also be attained completely online through BU Online.

Contact Information

717 Frederica St
Owensboro,
KY 42301-3023
(270) 685-3131

Midway College

7
Midway College
Midway
$395
$9,480

An Online Education at Midway College

By logging in to their portal.Midway.edu account, students gain 24/7 access to their web-based courses hosted on the learning management system Moodle. A sample online course and Moodle tutorials can help those new to the online learning environment navigate the virtual classroom. Using these tools, students can learn how to locate and submit assignments, participate in class discussion forums, find and complete quizzes, send and receive messages, collaborate with classmates and view grades.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Middle School Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration

The Adult Education division offers 100% online programs in an accelerated format, enabling most of the undergraduate degrees to be earned in as little as eighteen months to two years. Resources for online students include a Moodle Help Center, career services, access to the Little Memorial Library, the Virtual Bookstore and Midway College’s academic calendar. Two associate level programs in the subject areas of business and health may also be earned completely online.

Contact Information

512 E. Stephens St
Midway,
KY 40347-1120
(859) 846-4421

Eastern Kentucky University

8
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond
$398
$9,552

An Online Education at Eastern Kentucky University

Students log on to the Blackboard Learning Management System to access their course materials and interact with their classmates and instructors. The web-based platform houses chat rooms, virtual live chats, grades, discussion boards, online assignments, quizzes and activities. Professors may post video lectures, PowerPoint presentations or external links for students to explore and refer back to as often as they like. Students can take a Virtual Tour of Blackboard to help familiarize themselves with the technology prior to the start of a course.

EKU’s accelerated online format of two 8-week terms in the spring and fall and two 6-week terms in the summer enables students to maintain a full course load throughout the semester, while still only concentrating on two course at a time.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Police Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation
  • Bachelor of Science in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN oto BSN)

All programs require students to hold an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least 24 hours of transfer credits, in addition to satisfactory SAT and ACT scores. The University places no limit on the number of credits transferred; however a minimum of 32 credits must be completed at EKU. Those interested in the fire, arson and explosion investigation program should note it requires a two-week lab activity at the EKU Fire Labs, and the online paralegal program requires a two-week on-campus writing and research session.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Master of Arts in Education - Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Juvenile and Community Corrections Leadership

The EKU library system proudly supports online students by offering hundreds of online resources, including the ability to search the catalog, chat or text a librarian, order books the library does not have and even resources if a student resides beyond the EKU service area. Individual courses, certificates, non-degree options, associate and doctorate level programs may be completed fully online as well.

Contact Information

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond,
KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #40 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #47 on U.S News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #61 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Campbellsville University

9
Campbellsville University
Campbellsville
$399
$9,576

An Online Education at Campbellsville University

CU’s Center for Distance Education supplies a student tutorial for the University’s learning portal, Moodle. This comprehensive learning platform provides the tools necessary to foster a rich, highly interactive and dynamic online learning environment. Professors and students communicate on a regular basis through the use of threaded discussions, emails and virtual chats. The Moodle classroom accommodates assignments, readings, recorded lectures, wikis, grades, blogs and any other materials students will need over the length of their course.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Healthcare Management Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Most undergraduate courses are conducted over the traditional, sixteen week-long semester, however CU also has over six bi-terms which are eight weeks long. Some of the graduate programs follow a structure of five nine-week long terms.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TL-MAE)
  • Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Special Education (TL-MASE)

Smarthinking online tutoring is one of the many resources CU provides in addition to counseling, IT support, library access, advising and a wealth of financial aid options. CU prides itself on being a military-friendly school and caters many of its online programs to active military personnel, veterans and their families by offering the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Contact Information

1 University Dr
Campbellsville,
KY 42718-2799
(270) 789-50005000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #73 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs
  • #61 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #78 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Asbury University

10
Asbury University
Wilmore
$458
$10,992

An Online Education at Asbury University

Via Discovery, Asbury’s online learning management system, students can access class activities, assessment items, communication tools, courses, grades and message classmates and instructors. Interactions are primarily conducted through synchronous “live” chat sessions and asynchronous discussion forums structured within the course’s schedule. Occasionally, pre-scheduled chat session meetings, class presentations, discussions or video web-conferences are conducted in real-time, otherwise, coursework is completed independently. Tools for online students include access to all of Kinlaw Library's electronic resources, along with other online student services and support.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership Ministry
  • Bachelor of Science in Business

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Communications: Digital Storytelling
  • Master of Arts in Education

Designed for busy adults with work experience, the undergraduate programs are conveniently available either completely online, via a hybrid format, through on-campus evening classes, or by way of a degree completion program that allows up to 75 transfer credits to be applied. Each of the three programs total 124 credit hours and can take up to four years to finish. Kentucky licensure is received upon completion of the online education program. All prospective students must be at least 23 years old and have a minimum of 12 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Contact Information

1 Macklem Dr
Wilmore,
KY 40390-1198
(859) 858-3511


Acclaim for online programs

  • #214 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #176 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Western Kentucky University

11
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green
$463
$11,112

An Online Education at Western Kentucky University

WKU chooses to deliver its online courses through the well-known learning management system (LMS), Blackboard. For those unfamiliar with the web-based platform, a tutorial is available to help acquaint new students with the virtual classroom. Assignments, course information, discussion boards and grades will be accessible through the LMS. Teachers, students and classmates communicate with each other throughout the course using their WebMail accounts and Blackboard.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Sciences, Child Studies Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Sciences, Family Studies Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Management Degree Completion

Aside from the undergraduate and graduate programs, graduate certificates, endorsements, associate degrees and undergraduate minors may all be achieve through purely online coursework at WKU.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Criminology
  • Master of Arts in Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration - Athletic Training
  • Master of Arts in Education - Education and Behavioral Science Studies
  • Master of Arts in Education - Literacy Education

Although courses follow an asynchronous format, allowing students to complete work on their own timeframe, up to nine hours of offline work and three hours of online class time per week is to be expected. In addition to web-based classes, WKU offers “On Demand” independent courses, which permit students to enroll at any time of year. An On Demand course, offered by the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO) can be finished on a lengthy time frame or in as few as seven weeks.

A number of resources are provided to WKU’s online students, including academic advising, career services, the DELO Testing Center, library access and online tutoring. Financial aid for web-based courses is a possibility if students qualify.

Contact Information

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green,
KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111


Acclaim for online programs

  • #2 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #84 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs
  • #11 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #35 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #70 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

University of Louisville

12
University of Louisville
Louisville
$483
$11,592

An Online Education at University of Louisville

Online classes at U of L are conducted on the Blackboard course delivery system, through which students and instructors can communicate on a regular and highly interactive basis. Once enrolled and registered, students can view their course syllabus, check grades, submit assignments or projects, complete tests and quizzes, participate in teacher-led discussion threads and send emails to their instructors and fellow classmates. Other features unique to the online learning environment are the abundant use of PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, links to external sites or wikis and the occasional synchronous web-conferencing session. Most U of L students check-in with their online course several times per day. Although the classes are asynchronous, they are not self-paced and students must therefore meet weekly deadlines established by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Social Work
  • Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Beyond degree programs, graduate certificates in various fields may be achieved entirely online. Prospective students should carefully read this list of states in which U of L is authorized to deliver distance education in before beginning the application process.

Contact Information

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville,
KY 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555


Acclaim for online programs

  • #20 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #13 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #86 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs

University of the Cumberlands

13
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg
N/A
$19,640

An Online Education at University of the Cumberlands

Cumberlands uses the learning management system ANGEL in collaboration with the communication software Elluminate to host their virtual learning ecosystem. By logging in to their personal iLearn accounts, students gain complete access to the online portions of their hybrid classes and to the virtual classroom of their fully online courses. Tutorial videos for online learning are available to show how the synchronous and asynchronous courses function and how students and instructors connect via discussion threads, instant messaging and email. Students find their coursework assignments, quizzes and other resources in their ANGEL account.

Classes are primarily delivered asynchronously, with assignments being submitted by their designated due date. However, each term, students will be required to login three times synchronously for a scheduled conversation with their professor and fellow classmates.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Missions and Ministries
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Christian Studies
  • Master of Science in Informations Systems Security
  • Master of Science in Justice Administration
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Graduate degrees can be completed in as little as one year. The online programs are geared towards adult learners with the desire to further their education while maintaining their outside responsibilities. Cumberlands prides itself on offering the same, quality education online as it does on campus, but with added flexibility to meet the needs to adult students.

Contact Information

6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg,
KY 40769
(606) 549-2200


Acclaim for online programs

  • #103 on U.S News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs
  • #148 on U.S. News and World Report’s best Online Graduate Education Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Kentucky

Commonwealth Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,500 See Scholarship

For Kentucky residents entering University of Kentucky as freshmen. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required, and an ACT score of 31+ or SAT of 1360+. Selection is competitive, based on academic achievement. Award amount is $2,500 per year for 4 years.

Grawemeyer Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition, fees + housing See Scholarship

The Grawemeyer Scholarship covers full tuition plus a stipend for room and board at the University of Louisville. Applicants must be Kentucky high school graduates entering the university as freshmen. A GPA of 3.75+ and an ACT of 31+ or SAT of 1360+ is required.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KHEAA)

Deadline: open
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For Kentucky high school graduates who will attend college in-state. The amount of this award is determined by a student’s high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Funds are provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

Mary Jo Young AP Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $420 See Scholarship

This scholarship is for Kentucky residents enrolled in dual credit courses at a college within the state. An ACT score of 18+ or GPA of 2.5+ is required. Award amount is $420 for one course or $840 for two courses. Additional reimbursement for textbooks is available. Funds are provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition, fees + housing See Scholarship

Administered by the University of Kentucky, this scholarship is for National Merit, Achievement, or Hispanic finalists who designate UK as their first-choice school. Award covers full tuition plus a stipend for room, board, expenses, and a study abroad opportunity.

Otis A. Singletary Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition, fees + housing See Scholarship

For freshmen entering the University of Kentucky with a GPA of 3.5+ and an ACT score of 31+ or SAT of 1360+. Selection is competitive, based on academic achievement. Award covers full tuition plus a stipend for room, board and expenses.

Provost Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,500 See Scholarship

Kentucky residents who will enter the University of Kentucky with a GPA of 3.3+ and an ACT score of 26+ or SAT of 1170+ are automatically considered for the Provost Scholarship. Selection is competitive. Award amount is $1,500 per year for 4 years.

Raymond A. Kent – Navy V-12/ROTC Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students enrolled at the University of Louisville who are direct descendants of an individual who served in the V-12 Program or Naval ROTC at the University of Louisville. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit.

Rodney Williams Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

The Rodney Williams Scholarship is available to students whose parent or grandparent graduated from the University of Louisville. Applicants must be freshmen entering University of Louisville with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. One-time awards of $1,000 are distributed to 12 students each year.

Trustees Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2015
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

For students currently enrolled in a Kentucky Community and Technical College System school who will earn their associate’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and then transfer to the University of Kentucky. Award covers partial tuition for two years of study at UK.


Higher Education Resources in Kentucky