Graduate Programs Overview

University of Kentucky is a four-years, public school located in Lexington, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $13,674 for Kentucky residents and $33,548 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds eighty-six graduate programs: 118 Master's, 104 Doctorate, 59 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,324 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,153 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Kentucky
Typefour-years, public
AddressSouth Limestone, Lexington, KY
Graduate School Students7,759 students
2,144 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$13,674
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 286 Graduate Programs
118 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 64 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Kentucky with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Kentucky residents, the tuition & fees are $13,674 and $33,548 for non-Kentucky residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $685 for Kentucky residents and $1,789 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$685$1,789
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$14,000 (On-Campus) / $14,000 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,080 (On-Campus) / $4,080 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,754$52,628
Off-Campus Total$32,754$52,628
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Kentucky offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 286 major areas - 117 Master's (8 online programs), 79 Doctorate (2 online programs), 58 Post-Bachelor'(9 online programs), 4 Post-Master'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 29,986 students enrolled in University of Kentucky including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,759 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,106 male and 4,653 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 6,005 full-time and 1,754 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,144 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,293 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,106
Women Students4,653
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students6,005
Part-time Students1,754
By race/ethnicity 5,379 White, 489 Black, and 310 Asian students are attending at University of Kentucky. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races160
163 students are younger than 22 and 912 students are older than 65. The school has 5,004 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,680 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under163
40 & Over912
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Kentucky, 2,144 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,293 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,759
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,144
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,293
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,322
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,144
Kentucky Resident1,237
Other State In U.S.774
Outside of U.S.132

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