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# Kentucky Trade Schools

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Kentucky is ranked #9 in the country with 26,826 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Kentucky is $14,140 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $20,424 a year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,821 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Kentucky

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The total student population at Bluegrass Community and Technical College is 10,180, which includes 4,221 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,398 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,540 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Jefferson Community and Technical College is 12,196, which includes 3,131 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

18% of Jefferson Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,152 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jefferson Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,083 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Gateway Community and Technical College is 4,299, which includes 1,151 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,941 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway is $27,101.

The total student population at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is 5,850, which includes 2,160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,007 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Maysville Community and Technical College is 3,446, which includes 1,186 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

25% of Maysville Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,152 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maysville Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,171 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,837 students at SCC in total, 2,048 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,506 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,649 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 4,893, which includes 1,762 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $24,938.

There are 1,562 full-time undergraduates at SKYCTC, and 4,137 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of SKYCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,193 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,129 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Ashland Community and Technical College is 2,400, which includes 1,129 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,187 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,484 during the early-career years.

There are 3,901 students at Owensboro Community and Technical College in total, 1,430 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Owensboro Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,838 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,306 during the early-career years.

There are 1,391 full-time undergraduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and 2,426 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

27% of Big Sandy Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Big Sandy Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,526 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,630 students at Hazard Community and Technical College in total, 978 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Hazard Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,283 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hazard Community and Technical College is $22,436.

The total student population at Madisonville Community College is 3,104, which includes 1,019 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,688 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Madisonville Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,495 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 748 full-time undergraduates at Hopkinsville Community College, and 2,076 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Hopkinsville Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,740 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,372 during the early-career years.

The total student population at MedQuest College is 337, which includes 337 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at MedQuest College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,811 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The total student population at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is 2,505, which includes 1,004 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,103 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,646 during the early-career years.

There are 12,070 undergraduates at Eastern, of which 9,572 are full-time, and there are 14,465 students altogether. For undergraduates at Eastern, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

59% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,188 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern is $34,723.

The total student population at Sullivan University is 3,165, of which 2,625 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,639 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,768 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sullivan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,692 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Kentucky is 29,986, of which 22,227 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,239 are full-time. UK has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at UK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,087 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UK is $43,231.

There are 15,286 undergraduates at WKU, of which 11,749 are full-time, and there are 17,517 students altogether. It takes the average WKU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

54% of WKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,946 a year. WKU has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WKU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,301 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 11,507 undergraduates at NKU, of which 8,024 are full-time, and there are 16,211 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at NKU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,052 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,625 during the early-career years.

There are 1,331 students at Henderson Community College in total, 422 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Henderson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,600 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Henderson Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,978 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 262 students at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green in total, 232 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,006 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,682 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Morehead State University is 9,304, of which 8,618 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,299 are full-time. It takes the average Morehead State University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,034 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morehead State University is $32,395.

There are 7,863 undergraduates at Murray State, of which 6,149 are full-time, and there are 9,449 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

50% of Murray State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,706 a year. Murray State has a 6.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Murray State is $33,889.

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