FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University was recently again named a Best Regional College in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, a trusted resource in college and university rankings.

According to its website, The Princeton Review featured institutions it considers academically outstanding and well worth consideration during a college search.

Kentucky State’s profile is compiled in part from a survey of the University’s students.

Among Kentucky State’s highlights, according to comments from students:

  • “Small classes” in a “a wide variety” of courses abound here.
  • “Kentucky State offers low-cost education to individuals who may not have had any other opportunity to receive it.”
  • True to its root as a land grant institution, Kentucky State also offers a number of programs in food and agricultural science.
  • Other academic highlights include the FRIENDS program, which provides assistance for older students and the ACE program, “where students can go and get student tutors.”
  • The “really helpful” professors here “want students to succeed.” “They love their job and will do anything they can to help.”
  • “I love my ongoing, open relationships with my professors and the one-on-one attention.”
  • Students are “very involved” in a broad range of activities, from sports, to drama, to choir and band (the Marching Thorobred Band is reportedly fantastic).
  • “We are just trying to make ourselves, our family and our community proud.”

According to the publisher, the annual guide of best colleges – first published in 1992 – is intended to help prospective students and their families find schools that fit academically, socially and financially.


About Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy. For more information, visit

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