Kentucky State University named a U.S. News Best College

Kentucky State University named a U.S. News Best College

Posted on September 12, 2022

U.S. News and World Report released its 2022-2023 Best College rankings and Kentucky State University earned multiple spots for its demonstrated educational excellence.

Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Kentucky State ranked ninth in the Top Public Schools – Regional Colleges South category and is ranked #44 out of 132 Regional Colleges South.

Kentucky State ranked #15 in the Best Value – Regional Colleges South category. Best Value Schools are based on four ranking indicators – academic quality; the percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants; among 2021-2022 full-time undergraduates who received need-based aid, the percentage of that percentage who also received a grant or scholarship; and the average discount from the school’s total sticker price for full-time undergraduates.

Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Kentucky State tied at #36. To qualify in this category, an HBCU must currently be listed as part of the White House and U.S. Department of Education's Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be included in U.S. News' HBCU ranking. To qualify for this U.S. News ranking, an HBCU also must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is part of the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.

Kentucky State also tied in the Top Performers on Social Mobility – Regional Colleges South category at #27. Social mobility measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants – typically from households earning less than $50,000 annually.