University of Kentucky

Is UK a Good School for the Money?

University of Kentucky Value Report

Is UK worth the money? Read College Factual's annual UK value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Kentucky, UK is a Great Quality for a Great Price.

Top 15% Kentucky Value
Top 15% Kentucky Quality

University of Kentucky is ranked #3 out of #27 in Kentucky for quality and #3 out of #26 for Kentucky value.

This makes it a great quality and a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  3 out of 26
Great Value
State Value Score  88.46 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if UK offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 25% National Quality

University of Kentucky is ranked #749 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, University of Kentucky is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  749 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  49.12 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Martin Luther College $93,875 A+
Saint Vincent College $111,491 A+
University of Dallas $141,090 B+
Arizona State University - West $141,316 B+
University of Saint Joseph $159,934 C
University of Kentucky $163,050 C
Seattle Pacific University $164,237 C
Bennington College $168,486 C-
University of Arizona $172,239 D+
Adelphi University $191,593 D
Pratt Institute - Main $241,875 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $163,050 in Total

The average UK student's degree will cost an estimated $163,050. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $37,226 and a typical 4.38 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $37,226
Average Years to Graduate 4.38
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $163,050

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about UK cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$91,919 In-State With Aid
$198,756 Avg Cost No Aid
4.38 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how UK value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $198,756 #330 B+
All Students $163,050 #749 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $155,210 #921 D+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $135,465 #1 A+
All Students $99,759 #3 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $91,919 #2 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Kentucky.

About 95% of UK students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UK financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average UK cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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