Kentucky State University

Official high school transcript, 2.5 cumulative GPA and 18 ACT or 860 SAT (math and reading).

-Be admitted to Kentucky State University from any other Kentucky Community and Technical System member institution.

-40 completed semester hours or an Associate Degree

-3.5 GPA

-Full tuition and mandatory fees (for up to 18 semester credit hours) standard housing, meals and books for 4 consecutive semesters

-Minimum 3.5 GPA is maintained while completing minimum 15 non-repeated credit hours per semester and provide 50 verifiable hours of community service as a tutor or writing coach in the University College every academic year.

In-state residents tuition and fees:

     Undergraduate full-time, 12-18 credit hours:  $3,850.00

     Undergraduate, part-time:  $325 per credit hour


Non-resident tuition and fees:

     Undergraduate full-time, 12-18 credit hours:  $9,500.00

     Undergraduate part-time:  $790 per credit hour


Undergraduate online:

     Full-time online, 12-18 credit hours:  $3,850.00 + $10 fee per credit hour

     Part-time online:  $400 per credit hour +$10 fee per credit hour

Tuition & Fees:

  • Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides one-on-one and small group tutorials in subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, and foreign languages. The staff also provides student success workshops in areas such as learning strategies, time management, critical thinking, math anxiety, learning styles, and stress management. All KSU students are eligible for this assistance that helps students master the skills necessary for academic success.
  • Disability Resource Centerassures that students with disabilities receive equal access to education by providing services and auxiliary aids in accordance with statutes in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Assistance to students is not limited to the aforementioned statutes as various other laws such as those pertaining to building accessibility and website accessibility are also applicable.
  • FRIENDSFinding Resources In Education for NontraDitional Students -provides assistance to students who are beginning or continuing their education as adult learners. It provides nontraditional students with assistance in college reading, writing, study skills and time management.
  • Placement Testing and Career Preparation connects students, faculty, staff and the community in meaningful learning activities. The use of technology and test preparation guides support and provide opportunities that enhance the student’s career and professional choices.
  • Student Support Services provides academic and personal support for students. Support services include: academic support, personal counseling, individual and group tutoring, individual and group mentoring, career counseling, academic success workshops, cultural and social activities, financial literacy and other community service assistance.

Students can fax official college transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions from their home college. Students can also send their transcripts to KSU via The National Student Clearinghouse

KSU requires students to be admitted to the university prior to completing the housing application process.  Every full-time freshman and sophomore is required to live on campus with the following exceptions:

·     Students who are veterans of at least two years of active military service;

·     Students who commute from the home (principal residency) of parents or legal guardian (50 miles or less);

·     Students who are married;

·     Students who are parents (the student must have legal custody of the child); or

·     Students 21 years of age and older.


Students who qualify as juniors and seniors may choose to live on campus.  There is one residence hall—W.M. Young—that is reserved for upperclassmen.


KSU has 6 different residence halls; prices range from $1,670 per semester for double occupancy to $2,220 per semester for a single.  The meal plan is $1,675 per semester.


Students requesting University Housing must:

1.   complete a University Housing Application (via WIRED Account).

2.   pay the housing application fee by check or money order, made payable to Kentucky State University with his/her SID# included on the check/money order. (Do not send cash in the mail.)  The housing application fee is $235; however, there is a reduced fee of $100 for new students who submit their applications by June 1 and current students who submit their applications by May 14.

3.   mail the housing application fees to:
Kentucky State University, Office of Residence Life
Academic Services Building, Suite 317
400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

4.   complete FAFSA for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

5.   sign the 2018 – 2019 Two-Semester Residence Hall Contract.


University Housing Application process

  • FRIENDSFinding Resources In Education for NontraDitional Students -provides assistance to students who are beginning or continuing their education as adult learners. It provides nontraditional students with assistance in college reading, writing, study skills and time management.
  • Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies: Honors Program is an integrated liberal arts program.  Honors students can complete their core liberal studies requirements through the Honors Program and then go on to major in any field. Honors students may also major or minor in Liberal Studies.  The Honors Program is also the designated Pre-law program for KSU.

  • Fully Online Bachelors (BA) Programs in: Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Public Administration.
  • Online Certificates: Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences Certificate, Network Associate Certificate, Network Professional Certificate

  • KSU’s Most Unique Program: KSU’s College of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment offers a Bachelors in Science in Agricultural, Food, and Environment with a minor in Aquaculture.  KSU also offers a Masters in Aquaculture.