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UK Tops Annual List Of Best Value Colleges

Posted at 8:33 AM, Apr 29, 2019

(SmartAsset) – SmartAsset has released their annual Best Value Colleges list for the state of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky leads the state this year, marking the fourth time in five years the school has been number 1 in Kentucky. Top performing schools ranked as a result of their performance in categories including scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs, and retention rate.

Here is a complete list of schools:

Rank School City Avg. Scholarships and Grants Avg. Starting Salary College Tuition* Student Living Costs Student Retention Rate College Education Value Index
1 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY $8,250 $50,500 $11,484 $16,444 83% 35.95
2 Centre College Danville, KY $26,184 $48,900 $39,300 $13,160 91% 35.47
3 University of Louisville Louisville, KY $8,769 $48,800 $11,264 $14,762 81% 35.06
4 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY $7,985 $48,000 $9,384 $12,826 73% 33.65
5 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY $7,911 $44,800 $8,868 $12,466 73% 29.00
6 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY $7,176 $44,700 $9,912 $10,610 70% 28.70
7 Murray State University Murray, KY $7,637 $43,900 $8,400 $13,372 77% 28.06
8 Transylvania University Lexington, KY $21,960 $47,000 $35,830 $12,960 82% 27.77
9 Morehead State University Morehead, KY $8,335 $41,200 $8,496 $12,782 72% 22.65
10 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY $28,601 $47,600 $39,750 $18,044 72% 20.32