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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky

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Kentucky State University

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About Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University (KSU) is a public university in Frankfort, Kentucky. Founded in 1886 as the State Normal School for Colored Persons, KSU was the second state-supported institution of higher learning in Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,025 and a total graduate enrollment of 134.


Located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY, 40601-2355, Franklin County

Kentucky State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#1027 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Kentucky

#22 of 98

2022 Best Public Colleges in Kentucky

#8 of 25

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Kentucky State University is Medical followed by Admin & Social Services, Business Management, Computer Sciences and Psychology.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Kentucky State University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni