Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Kentucky is $12,610 for Kentucky residents and $31,608 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 1.01% for Kentucky residents and increased by 1.00% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount ($11,724) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,786 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated undergraduate tuition & fees for U of Kentucky is $12,737 for Kentucky residents and $31,925 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
It has been risen by 1.01% for Kentucky residents and increased by 1.00% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $18,080. The Living costs increased by 0.10% compared to the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay.
U of Kentucky Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$12,484 $31,294$18,062
2021-2022$12,610$31,608$18,080
Change % 2021-20221.01%1.00%0.10%
2022-2023$12,737$31,925$18,098
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $13,674 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $33,548 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at U of Kentucky is $13,811 for Kentucky residents and $33,883 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
University of Kentucky has law school and medical school and their tuition is different from other graduate programs, usually higher. The law school tuition is $25,218 for in-state and $51,374 for out-of-state students. See the detailed law school tuition at University of Kentucky College of Law page. The medical school tuition is $40,866 for in-state and $74,592 for out-of-state students. See the detailed medical school tuition at University of Kentucky College of Medicine page.
U of Kentucky Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$13,538 $33,216$18,062
2021-2022$13,674$33,548$18,080
Change % 2021-20221.00%1.00%0.10%
2022-2023$13,811$33,883$18,098
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at U of Kentucky. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $470 for Kentucky residents and $1,261 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $685 for Kentucky residents and $1,789 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$464$1,248
2021-2022$470$1,261
2022-2023$476$1,274
Graduate2020-2021$678$1,771
2021-2022$685$1,789
2022-2023$692$1,807
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $43,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $54,000 for University of Kentucky graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$43,500$46,700$40,200
7 Years After Graduation$42,200--
8 Years After Graduation$51,700--
9 Years After Graduation$46,300--
10 Years After Graduation$54,000$59,900$48,500
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of Kentucky and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of Kentucky and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Kentucky$12,610$31,608
University of Arkansas$9,574$26,390
University of Louisville$12,370$28,716
The University of Alabama$11,620$31,090
Auburn University$11,826$31,986
University of Missouri-Columbia$11,475$30,450

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at U of Kentucky?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at U of Kentucky is $51,359 for Kentucky residents and $132,830 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,701$12,793$12,886$12,979$51,359
Out-of-State$32,235$32,875$33,527$34,193$132,830
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,793$12,886$12,979$13,073$51,731
Out-of-State$32,875$33,527$34,193$34,871$135,466
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,886$12,979$13,073$13,168$52,105
Out-of-State$33,527$34,193$34,871$35,563$138,154
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,979$13,073$13,168$13,263$52,482
Out-of-State$34,193$34,871$35,563$36,269$140,896
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$13,073$13,168$13,263$13,359$52,862
Out-of-State$34,871$35,563$36,269$36,989$143,692
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $130,791 for Kentucky residents and $212,262 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Kentucky.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$32,087$32,490$32,899$33,314$130,791
Out-of-State$51,621$52,572$53,541$54,528$212,262
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$32,490$32,899$33,314$33,736$132,440
Out-of-State$52,572$53,541$54,528$55,534$216,175
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$32,899$33,314$33,736$34,163$134,112
Out-of-State$53,541$54,528$55,534$56,559$220,162
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$33,314$33,736$34,163$34,597$135,810
Out-of-State$54,528$55,534$56,559$57,603$224,224
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$33,736$34,163$34,597$35,037$137,532
Out-of-State$55,534$56,559$57,603$58,667$228,362
Last year, 88% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $87,331 for Kentucky residents and $168,802 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Kentucky.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,222$21,625$22,034$22,449$87,331
Out-of-State$40,756$41,707$42,676$43,663$168,802
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,625$22,034$22,449$22,871$88,980
Out-of-State$41,707$42,676$43,663$44,669$172,715
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,034$22,449$22,871$23,298$90,652
Out-of-State$42,676$43,663$44,669$45,694$176,702
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,449$22,871$23,298$23,732$92,350
Out-of-State$43,663$44,669$45,694$46,738$180,764
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$22,871$23,298$23,732$24,172$94,072
Out-of-State$44,669$45,694$46,738$47,802$184,902

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Kentucky.
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University of Kentucky 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$12,610$1,000$18,080$31,608$1,000 $18,080
Graduate$13,674 $1,000$18,080$33,548 $1,000$18,080


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