Kentucky residents pay up to 31 percent less to attend a Horizon League school and up to 27.5 percent less to attend an Ohio Valley Conference school than their counterparts in other states, according to a Higher Education Tribune’s analysis of in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.
The Tribune compared in-state tuition at 115 schools. Seventy-nine are competitors in 10 athletic conferences, including five Division I schools, five Division II schools and one Division III school. Kentucky has schools in two of those conferences.
How does Kentucky's in-state tuition compare by athletic conference? Kentucky residents pay…
- $4,280, or 31.3 percent, less to attend Northern Kentucky University in the Horizon League than Illinois residents pay to attend the University of Illinois-Chicago in the same league.
- $3,180, or 27.5 percent, less to attend Murray State University in the Ohio Valley Conference than Illinois residents pay to attend Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the same league.
The Horizon League is a Division I conference that includes 10 members. The analysis includes nine of those schools.
|University of Illinois-Chicago||Illinois||17,959||$13,664|
|Cleveland State University||Ohio||12,352||$9,768|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Wisconsin||20,968||$9,493|
|Northern Kentucky University||Kentucky||12,380||$9,384|
|Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Indianapolis||Indiana||21,748||$9,205|
|Wright State University||Ohio||12,504||$8,730|
|Youngstown State University||Ohio||11,283||$8,317|
|University of Wisconsin-Green Bay||Wisconsin||6,757||$7,878|
Ohio Valley Conference
The Ohio Valley Conference is a Division I conference with 12 members. The analysis includes six of those schools.
|Southern Illinois Univ.- Edwardsville||Illinois||11,720||$11,008|
|Eastern Illinois University||Illinois||5,957||$11,580|
|Eastern Kentucky University||Kentucky||14,293||$8,868|
|Morehead State University||Kentucky||9,752||$8,496|
|Murray State University||Kentucky||8,877||$8,400|
|Southeast Missouri State University||Missouri||10,693||$6,990|
Source for all: U.S. Department of Education