FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky State University Board of Regents approved an agreement to lower tuition for out-of-state students.

The Board of Regents approved a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to reduce non-resident tuition from $9,500 per semester to $5,775 per semester for students in the seven states contiguous to Kentucky, as well as Michigan.

Out-of-State tuition will be reduced beginning with the Fall 2019 semester. Students under the Thorobred Promise (a four-year guarantee) will have their guarantee adjusted to reflect the lower tuition levels. This initiative reduces financial barriers for students to graduate in four years.

According to Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II, “This tuition reduction enables Kentucky State University to be a more competitive option for students and parents seeking a quality education at an affordable price.”

Brown also stated that recruitment strategies involving the new rate will assist the campus community and alumni in their enrollment efforts of out-of-state students.


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.

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II recently announced the findings of an economic impact study conducted by Hanover Research.

According to the findings by Hanover, the broader impact of all spending in the Bluegrass Higher Education Region in 2016 by Kentucky State and its students is approximately $130.7 million. The Bluegrass Region is a 16-county area in Kentucky.

“I think this institution is doing exceptionally good work and we hope to improve those numbers in the future,” said President Brown.

All of Kentucky State’s fiscal year 2016 spending also generated more than $48 million in labor income, supporting the equivalent of 1,037 jobs.

The analysis conducted approaches both on the supply-side and demand-side of Kentucky State’s economic impact to the region.

According to Hanover’s report, the demand-side analysis estimated the dollar-value impact of Kentucky State expenditures on the region, while the supply-side analysis assessed the benefits that Kentucky state provides to its students and the community it serves.

The overall estimated annual demand-side economic impact Kentucky state is nearly $100 million.

“In other words, for every dollar of spending Kentucky State and its students in the Bluegrass Region, there is an additional impact of 83 cents on the local economy or a total impact of $1.83,” according to the Hanover Report. “This spending generates roughly $37.4 million in labor income and supports 890 jobs.”

On the supply-side, the report found Kentucky State provides degree programs closely related to 14 high-growth occupations and enrolls a high proportion of low-income students. Those high-growth occupations are projected to create roughly 7,000 new jobs in the state over the next decade.

The report also found over the last half decade, Kentucky State alumni add an estimated $30 million per year to Kentucky’s economy.

“Kentucky State also has a number of high-profile alumni whose precise economic impact is difficulty to quantify, such as the first female prime minister of Thailand,” according to the report.

Total research and development (R&D) spending at Kentucky State was $16 million in 2017. Kentucky State R&D expenditures have increased faster than any other university in Kentucky, according to the report.

Finally, athletics programming accounts for roughly $4 million per year of added value to the local economy.


Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Moss is an honors graduate of Morehouse College. He earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. In 2014, he returned to Yale to present the famed Lyman Beecher Lectures. The lectures demonstrated a homiletic blueprint for prophetic preaching in the 21st century and were also the foundation of his latest book, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair, published in 2015.

Dr. Moss was listed on the inaugural Root 100, which a list that “recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions,” according to the publication’s website. As part of his community engagement through Trinity United Church of Christ, Dr. Moss led the team that came up with the “My Life Matters” curriculum; which includes the viral video “Get Home Safety: 10 Rules of Survival,” created in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police.He is married to his college sweetheart, the former Monica Brown of Orlando, Fla, a Spelman College and Columbia University graduate. They are the proud parents of two creative and humorous children, Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.

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