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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Kentucky for Students from India

10 Colleges
$23,140 Avg Tuition & Fees*
22% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options international students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky ranking.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Kentucky to determine which ones were the best for Indian students in Kentucky. Our ranking methodology focuses on a number of different objective factors - such as the overall value of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Value Colleges in Kentucky for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Murray State University tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Indian students in Kentucky. Murray State is a public institution located in Murray, Kentucky. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,611 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 3.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Murray State are India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Murray State runs, on average, about $24,792. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $14,400 per year.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indian students in Kentucky. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and it awarded 83 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at SBTS come from such countries as South Korea, Canada, and Nigeria. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SBTS is about $20,796 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $11,776 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Louisville is a great place for Indian students in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Louisville is a large public school located in Louisville, Kentucky that handed out 3,155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.9% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Iran come to UofL to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UofL runs, on average, about $27,954. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $27,310 per year.

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#4

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northern Kentucky University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in Kentucky list. This fairly large public school is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and it awarded 2,197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 2.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at NKU are Saudi Arabia, India, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at NKU runs, on average, about $20,256. Graduate students pay around $17,358 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#5

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of the Cumberlands helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indian students in Kentucky. University of the Cumberlands is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Williamsburg, Kentucky that handed out 600 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 39.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Bangladesh come to Cumberlands to study. International students at Cumberlands can expect to pay, on average, about $9,875 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $5,970 per year.

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#6

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky

Campbellsville University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 409 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 58.4% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Campbellsville University are India, China, and Japan. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Campbellsville University runs, on average, about $25,400. Graduate students pay around $12,690 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#7

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

University of Kentucky landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky. This large public school is located in Lexington, Kentucky, and it awarded 5,535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UK are China, India, and South Korea. International students at UK can expect to pay, on average, about $30,680 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $32,564 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#8

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Western Kentucky University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #8. Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the fairly large public school handed out 3,158 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.1% are international. Students studying at WKU come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, China, and India. International students at WKU can expect to pay, on average, about $26,496 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,340 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#9

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #9. Eastern is a fairly large public school situated in Richmond, Kentucky. It awarded 2,737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 1.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and United Arab Emirates come to Eastern to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Eastern is about $19,948 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $14,500 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#10

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky

Spalding University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Kentucky list. Louisville, Kentucky is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 270 students in 2018-2019.

Around 0.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, Canada, and United Kingdom come to Spalding to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Spalding is about $25,200 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $12,825 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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