2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,043

Net Price

94%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

68%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Kentucky

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 30,390. In 2021, there were 759 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Kentucky and ranks #244 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

759

Total Enrollment

30,390

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for University of Kentucky

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#2

Kentucky Rank

Combining ranking factors for 25 schools that offer psychology degrees in Kentucky, University of Kentucky ranks #2.

#244

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Kentucky ranks #244.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Kentucky offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Medical Social Work and Social Work. At the master level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology, Social Work and Sport Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Clinical Psychology37
Counseling and Applied Psychology3912
Counseling Psychology81
Educational Psychology111
Experimental Psychology64
General Psychology245
Medical Social Work50
Research Psychology64
School Psychology73
Social Work84831736
Sport Psychology6
Total Graduates32913325938
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 21,695 students applied to the University of Kentucky. The university admitted 94% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Kentucky universities is 4,733. On average, all Kentucky institutions admit 77% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Kentucky students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 86%. Compared to all Kentucky four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Kentucky is 68%, compared to 53% for all Kentucky universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UK to Kentucky Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Kentucky to the average of all Kentucky four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UK

21,695

Applicants

94%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

86%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Graduation Rate

KY Colleges

4,733

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 2,840 or 86% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 478 or 14% part-time faculty members employed at University of Kentucky. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,713 or 52%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UK

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

86%

Percent Full-Time

14%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

KY Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Kentucky the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $11,247, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $12,311 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,363.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Kentucky in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Kentucky2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,000
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,080
Total Living Expenses$18,080
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$11,247
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$30,327
In-State, Graduate Tuition$12,311
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,363
Total Graduate Expenses$13,674
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Kentucky is $20,043. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Kentucky presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$12,593$11,926
$30,001 – $48,000$13,424$13,594
$48,001 – $75,000$16,708$16,418
$75,001 – $110,000$20,959$21,029
$110,001 and more$23,946$24,030
US Department of Education

Compare University of Kentucky to all Kentucky universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UK

$30,327

Cost to Attend

$10,841

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,043

Net Price

KY Colleges

$38,297

Cost to Attend

$18,595

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,031

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 4,515 or 94%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 19,635 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $10,841.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid19,635$10,841
Pell Grants4,721$4,651
Federal Student Loans8,099$6,310
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Kentucky to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UK

19,635

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

4,721

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

8,099

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

KY Colleges

4,180

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,550

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

2,014

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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