Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Kentucky

3 Colleges
1,081 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,519 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 1,081 bachelor's degrees from a Kentucky school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.8% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Kentucky ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Kentucky

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Kentucky

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Louisville as the #1 school in this year's rankings. U of L is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Louisville. U of L also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Kentucky rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of L is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,727. This means that the average student pays around $143,406 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of L. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Kentucky as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Lexington, UK is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UK, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UK to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,436. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UK be around $155,210. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a fairly large student population. WKU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Kentucky list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WKU is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,395. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from WKU is $123,278. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 958
Florida 5,865
Virginia 3,378
Georgia 3,528
West Virginia 928
Tennessee 1,750
North Carolina 2,926
South Carolina 1,641
Alabama 2,794
Louisiana 1,842
Arkansas 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 354
Civil Engineering 167
Electrical Engineering 142
Chemical Engineering 141
Computer Engineering 114

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,219
Computer & Information Sciences 654
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 598
Engineering Technologies 531
Physical Sciences 420

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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