Kentucky State University named a best college for veterans among regional colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report

Kentucky State University named a best college for veterans among regional colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report


Kentucky State University was recently named as a best college for veterans among regional colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report. Kentucky State rose to fourth in the category, up from 12th in the 2021 rankings. 

According to the methodology used by U.S. News and World Report for the category, factors included in determining the ranks were that the institution is certified for the GI Bill; the institution participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program or is a public school; for the fourth consecutive year the institution must have enrolled a minimum of 20 full-time and part-time undergraduate veterans and undergraduate service members in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Kentucky State ranked sixth among the top public schools among regional colleges in the South, up from seventh in the previous year.

By providing affordable access to education, Kentucky State ranked seventh as a best value among regional colleges in the South. 

Kentucky State ranked 35th among the best regional colleges in the South, up from 36th last year. 

Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Kentucky State ranked 34th. 

Kentucky State ranked 69th in top performers on social mobility among regional colleges in the South. U.S. News and World Report describes this category as helping economically disadvantaged students earn an education. 

According to U.S. News and World Report, “Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.”