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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky

6 Colleges
1,015 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,760 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities students earned 1,015 bachelor's degrees from a Kentucky school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Kentucky

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Kentucky

Our rankings recognize Morehead State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Morehead State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Morehead. In addition to being on our best value list, Morehead State University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Morehead State University is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $19,775. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University be around $88,394. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights. NKU also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky rankings.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at NKU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,733. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NKU is $110,121. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Louisville as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, U of L has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at U of L to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,727. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of L is $143,406. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Murray State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Murray State is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Murray. Murray State also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky list, coming in at #2.

At Murray State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,627. 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 Murray State is $125,150. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Eastern Kentucky University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Eastern has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Eastern to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,304. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern is $109,125. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. WKU is a large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. WKU also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kentucky list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at WKU about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,395. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WKU is about $123,278. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
West Virginia 1,154
Tennessee 1,084
North Carolina 929
South Carolina 437
Alabama 322
Louisiana 1,139
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,015

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 945
English Language & Literature 461
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 315
Theology & Religious Vocations 219
Philosophy & Religious Studies 92

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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