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IPEDS ID: 157085
OPE ID: 00198900
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University of Kentucky
South Limestone, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032
General information:  (859) 257-9000
Website:  www.uky.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  29,182 (22,136 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty2,764455
Instructional1,733377
Research and public service1,03178
Total graduate assistants-1,760
Instructional-966
Research-794
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,936$11,484$11,942$12,2452.5%
Out-of-state$24,268$26,334$28,046$29,0993.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,434$12,184$12,858$12,814-0.3%
Other$3,330$3,660$3,730$4,0428.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,434$12,184$12,858$12,814-0.3%
Other$3,330$3,660$3,730$4,0428.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,322$3,206$3,730$4,0488.5%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$26,700$28,328$29,530$30,1011.9%
Off Campus$26,700$28,328$29,530$30,1011.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,258$15,690$16,672$17,2933.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$40,032$43,178$45,634$46,9552.9%
Off Campus$40,032$43,178$45,634$46,9552.9%
Off Campus with Family$28,590$30,540$32,776$34,1474.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$11,703
In-state fees$1,349
Out-of-state tuition$30,015
Out-of-state fees$1,349
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,52695%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,42693%$45,445,506$10,268
Federal grants1,25326%$5,860,240$4,677
Pell grants1,25226%$5,769,265$4,608
Other federal grants1684%$90,975$542
State/local government grant or scholarships2,91361%$7,367,374$2,529
Institutional grants or scholarships3,47673%$32,217,892$9,269
Student loan aid2,34049%$20,267,907$8,661
Federal student loans2,27848%$12,633,216$5,546
Other student loans4349%$7,634,691$17,591
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid118,49482%$183,864,026$9,942
Pell grants5,33924%$23,309,706$4,366
Federal student loans9,52642%$64,572,338$6,779
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$17,850$19,361$19,762
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$13,535$14,635$13,419
$30,001 – $48,000$13,914$15,318$14,478
$48,001 – $75,000$17,156$17,447$18,436
$75,001 – $110,000$20,878$21,778$22,043
$110,001 and more$21,637$23,523$24,066
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment29,182
Undergraduate enrollment22,136
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment893
Graduate enrollment7,046
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 63%
Out-of-state: 35%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants19,3247,63111,693
Percent admitted94%93%95%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,05921%
ACT4,51789%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math530650
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2331
ACT Math2228
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 39%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 64%
Female: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 18%
Asian: 70%
Black or African American: 51%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 70%
Non-resident alien: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 46%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics5847--
Agricultural Public Services, Other34----
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other15----
Agronomy and Crop Science902--
Animal Sciences, General7179--
Food Science15----
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management56----
Plant Sciences, Other-75--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General--0--
Viticulture and Enology---9-
Category total25818239-
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture4629---
Landscape Architecture14----
Category total6029---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other4----
Latin American and Caribbean Studies----3
Latin American Studies----3
Women's Studies----6
Category total4---12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy--0-1
Biochemistry--6--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-00--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General220611--
Biomedical Sciences, General-28---
Biostatistics----5
Biotechnology36---0
Entomology-71--
Epidemiology--5--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--6--
Molecular Pharmacology--3--
Neuroscience26-3--
Physiology, General--5--
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other----0
Plant Molecular Biology0----
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-01--
Plant Physiology--2--
Toxicology-22--
Zoology/Animal Biology0----
Category total2824345-6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting22043---
Business/Commerce, General1891456--
Business/Managerial Economics83----
Finance, General19422---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General42----
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management0----
International Business/Trade/Commerce0--27-
Management Science0----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General216----
Category total944210627-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other-5---
Category total-5---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other----3
Health Communication---250
Journalism33----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication143----
Radio and Television25----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric197135--
Category total398135253
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General103162--
Informatics----0
Information Science/Studies30d----
Category total133d162-0
Education
Art Teacher Education52---
Curriculum and Instruction-1---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching64---
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed----8d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--2--
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other--0--
Educational Evaluation and Research--15d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16d2d-1d
Educational Statistics and Research Methods----3d
Educational/Instructional Technology-6d--8d
Elementary Education and Teaching1140---
Health Teacher Education3----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-8---
International and Comparative Education----0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching270---
Music Teacher Education285--1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching206----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1----
Secondary Education and Teaching-47---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3---
Social Studies Teacher Education25----
Special Education and Teaching, General21121-0d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----11
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other815-0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-4--0
Technical Teacher Education17----
Category total461123d20d032d
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering3923--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-44--
Chemical Engineering10605--
Civil Engineering, General96203--
Computer Engineering, General33----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering57124--
Industrial Engineering---318
Manufacturing Engineering-2d--3
Materials Engineering1322--
Mechanical Engineering1631810--
Mining and Mineral Engineering1442--
Category total52164d333111
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-12---
English Language and Literature, General7438--
Rhetoric and Composition12----
Category total86158--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General515d---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management-1---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General46----
Family Systems--2--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General536---
Human Development and Family Studies, General09---
Human Nutrition39----
Category total18921d2--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General07---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-6---
French Language and Literature07---
German Language and Literature03---
Japanese Language and Literature0----
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other38----
Linguistics99---
Russian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature2353--
Category total71373--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-12---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4632---
Blood Bank Technology Specialist----7
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist28d00--
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-6---
Dentistry--66--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--0-7
Health Services Administration----8
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General64--6-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3215-5-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management----7
International Public Health/International Health----3
Maternal and Child Health----1
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist----1
Medical Scientist-2---
Medicine--133--
Music Therapy/Therapist-2---
Nursing Practice--58--
Nursing Science--6--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-1012--
Pharmacy--128--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--67--
Physician Assistant055---
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies1----
Public Health, General104433--
Public Health, Other----0
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician-6---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse255d0--20
Rehabilitation Science--10--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-43--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-52d--1d
Category total530d239d4861155d
History
History, General6268--
Category total6268--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management----1
Category total----1
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--102--
Category total--102--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies14d----
Category total14d----
Library Science
Library and Information Science-76d---
Category total-76d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics----10
Financial Mathematics13----
Mathematics, General35106--
Statistics, General-186-8
Statistics, Other-5d---
Category total4833d12-18
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences----0
Cognitive Science----0
Gerontology--1-9
Historic Preservation and Conservation-2--7d
International/Global Studies51--17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General30--3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0----
Nutrition Sciences-90--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution---6-
Category total811112616d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies17----
Forest Sciences and Biology115---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General20---4
Category total485--4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-283-2
Category total-283-2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1453--
Category total1453--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General55618--
Chemistry, Other----0
Geology/Earth Science, General1671--
Physics, General81310--
Category total792629-0
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-5---
Clinical Psychology-34--
Counseling Psychology-88--
Educational Psychology-82--
Experimental Psychology-66--
Psychology, General233----
School Psychology-60--
Category total2333620--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-343--
Public Policy Analysis, General----14d
Social Work63906-0
Category total631249-14d
Social Sciences
Anthropology2255--
Economics, General5057--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----16d
Geography742--
International Relations and Affairs-30---
Political Science and Government, General10135--
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods---14-
Sociology2734-4
Category total20750231420d
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting---0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation81---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General3029d---
Brass Instruments----1
Design and Applied Arts, Other-0---
Digital Arts20----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General240---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies---4-
Fine/Studio Arts, General306---
Interior Design260---
Music History, Literature, and Theory811-3
Music Pedagogy----0
Music Performance, General186---
Music Theory and Composition-0---
Music, General--22--
Musical Theatre---0-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-1---
Category total16444d2344
Grand total4,9501,277866147198
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • The Kentucky state legislature recently passed a bill allowing public universities to charge Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients in-state tuition. Since the VA will cover in-state charges for all programs, the Yellow Ribbon program is no longer needed. UK will need a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to send to the Residency office in order to update your residency status to in-state.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 411
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 60
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,886
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,155
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,375
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,083
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 90%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined7164
Baseball43
Basketball1414
Football123
Golf1210
Gymnastics19
Soccer2726
Softball22
Swimming and Diving2637
Tennis1011
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1915)12/12/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (07/01/1974)12/31/2023
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in DieteticsAccredited since (01/01/1975)12/31/2023
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (07/25/1939)06/30/2024
 No Longer Recognized  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levelsAccredited (01/31/2001 - 04/15/2013)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1925)08/31/2022
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (12/09/1966)TBD
Orofacial PainAccredited since (08/04/2011)12/31/2025
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (05/24/1968)12/31/2025
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (05/14/1971)12/31/2025
PeriodonticsAccredited since (12/09/1966)12/31/2025
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (08/01/1967)6/20/2014
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (04/01/1970)12/31/2020
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (11/09/1983)12/31/2022
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (02/18/1986)12/31/2019
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (06/01/1986)08/01/2020
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programsAccredited since (04/01/1997)12/31/2018
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1994)02/01/2013
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (03/05/2009)TBD
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/28/2002)12/31/2022
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited (09/28/2002 - 07/09/2013)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public healthAccredited since (06/11/2005)07/01/2025
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public healthAccredited since (06/11/2005)12/31/2017
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapistsAccredited (07/01/1975 - 06/30/2009)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1960)12/31/2026
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (01/01/2008 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1937 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (03/01/2012 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1954)12/31/2015
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship College of AgricultureAccredited since (04/01/2002)12/31/2023
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship University of Kentucky Hospital-Nutrition ServicesAccredited since (01/01/1969)TBD
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship University of Kentucky Hospital-Nutrition ServicesPreaccredited (01/01/1969 - 01/01/1969)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) College of Dentistry - General Practice Residency 12 month programAccredited since (05/03/1979)12/31/2025
Predoctoral College of DentistryAccredited since (05/27/1966)12/31/2025
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesAccredited since (10/25/2009)12/31/2016
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programsAccredited since (04/15/2015)04/15/2022
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  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/117724.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession641
Drug law violations102107110
Liquor law violations1364
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations494333
Liquor law violations013
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter002
Rape61617
Fondling583
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery514
Aggravated assault061
Burglary251623
Motor vehicle theft123226
Arson102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape61215
Fondling031
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary333
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate4.5%5.3%4.4%
Number in default229260214
Number in repayment5,0724,8364,808
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)