2019 Best Online Colleges in Kentucky

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The following list highlights the best online schools in Kentucky. University of Kentucky is ranked in the top spot and has the highest median salary at $85,800, offering 3 bachelor programs for as low as $12,070. Murray State University ranks #6, offers the lowest tuition rate of $9,084 per year, and provides programs such as a Bachelor of Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Science in Business, and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Kentucky, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 University of Kentucky Annual Tuition $12,070 Median Salary $85,800
#2 #2 Kentucky Wesleyan College Annual Tuition $13,200 Median Salary $77,900
#3 #3 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $15,407 Median Salary $77,400
#4 #4 Brescia University Annual Tuition $13,600 Median Salary $75,600
#5 #5 Northern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $13,110 Median Salary $73,300
#6 #6 Murray State University Annual Tuition $9,084 Median Salary $71,800
#7 #7 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270 Median Salary $72,200
#8 #8 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $15,900 Median Salary $71,500
#9 #9 Spalding University Annual Tuition $12,600 Median Salary $67,200
#10 #10 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750 Median Salary $64,100
#11 #11 Morehead State University Annual Tuition $8,750 Median Salary $64,000
#12 #12 Kentucky State University Annual Tuition $7,700 Median Salary $63,100
#13 #13 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,750 Median Salary $58,100
#14 #14 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368 Median Salary $54,100
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2019 Online Colleges in Kentucky Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,070
  • Median Salary: $85,800
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Lexington

Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,407
  • Median Salary: $77,400
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Louisville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,110
  • Median Salary: $73,300
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Highland Heights

Online Bachelor's Degrees (21)

Online Master's Degrees (20)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,084
  • Median Salary: $71,800
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Murray

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (25)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (9)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • Median Salary: $72,200
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Richmond

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (28)

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Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (20)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • Median Salary: $71,500
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bowling Green

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (76)

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Online Certificate Programs (48)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Median Salary: $64,100
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Barbourville
  • Annual Tuition: $8,750
  • Median Salary: $64,000
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Morehead

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (13)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,700
  • Median Salary: $63,100
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Frankfort
  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • Median Salary: $58,100
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Midway

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (25)

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Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • Median Salary: $54,100
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Williamsburg

Online Associate Degrees (6)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Kentucky (43)

The most affordable schools in Kentucky range from a yearly tuition of $6,792 to $12,975. Business administration, management, human resources, and information technology are some of the most popular online programs offered by Kentucky colleges. However, some colleges are focused entirely on a specific course of study. For example, Frontier Nursing University offers a wide array of online graduate nursing programs including master’s degrees in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Lexington Theological Seminary has programs geared toward students wanting online degrees in pastoral studies, including a Doctor of Ministry degree.

At a Glance:

  • 20 Kentucky schools cost less than $15,000 in annual tuition.
  • Undergraduate degrees at Kentucky postsecondary schools increased by 7.4% over the previous year during the 2016-2017 academic year. Combined with graduate degrees, educational credentials in the state grew by 6.6%.
  • The number of bachelor degrees attained by minority students in Kentucky climbed 8% from the previous year during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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