2018 Best Online Colleges in Kentucky

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The following colleges in Kentucky provide the best value to students based on their academic strength and affordability. University of the Cumberlands is ranked in the top spot and has the most affordable tuition of $6,368 for programs including a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. University of Kentucky ranks #4, holds the highest academic strength score at 70%, and offers programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Information Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368 Academic Strength 62%
#2 #2 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750 Academic Strength 61%
#3 #3 Morehead State University Annual Tuition $9,250 Academic Strength 60%
#4 #4 University of Kentucky Annual Tuition $12,412 Academic Strength 70%
#5 #5 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $9,750 Academic Strength 57%
#6 #6 Asbury University Annual Tuition $12,369 Academic Strength 68%
#7 #7 Murray State University Annual Tuition $12,975 Academic Strength 66%
#8 #8 Northern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,750 Academic Strength 64%
#9 #9 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270 Academic Strength 61%
#10 #10 Kentucky Wesleyan College Annual Tuition $13,330 Academic Strength 64%
#11 #11 Spalding University Annual Tuition $12,600 Academic Strength 59%
#12 #12 Kentucky State University Annual Tuition $12,330 Academic Strength 57%
#13 #13 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $15,407 Academic Strength 69%
#14 #14 Brescia University Annual Tuition $15,250 Academic Strength 58%
#15 #15 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $18,300 Academic Strength 63%
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2018 Online Colleges in Kentucky Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Williamsburg

Online Associate Degrees (6)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (20)

Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Barbourville
  • Annual Tuition: $9,250
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • 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: $12,412
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • Locations: Lexington

Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: Campbellsville

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (44)

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,369
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Wilmore

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,975
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • 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: $12,750
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Highland Heights

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Richmond

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (24)

Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (20)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,330
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: Frankfort
  • Annual Tuition: $15,407
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Louisville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Bowling Green

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (80)

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Online Certificate Programs (48)

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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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