Psychology in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Kentucky

Around 1.1% of Kentucky's graduates graduate from psychology degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,380 psychology professionals graduate from Kentucky's 29 psychology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky with a psychology program is Centre College, which is located in Danville. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Centre College's psychology program. Centre College charged in-state students $32,600 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a psychology program is University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Lexington. In 2010, 286 students graduated from University of Kentucky psychology program. Students at University of Kentucky paid $8,610 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky with a psychology program is Berea College, which is located in Berea. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. 12 students graduated with degree in psychology from Berea College in 2010. Students at Berea College paid $910 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Kentucky psychology school, average tuition will be $15,212 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $910 per year to $32,600 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Kentucky psychology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Centre College - located in Danville, students are charged $32,600 per year
  2. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year
  3. Georgetown College - located in Georgetown, students are charged $27,640 per year

The following Kentucky psychology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. Kentucky State University - located in Frankfort, students are charged $5,720 per year
  3. Murray State University - located in Murray, students are charged $6,264 per year

A psychology degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

The Kentucky counties with the largest populations of psychology professional are:

  1. Clark County - 330 psychology professionals
  2. Bourbon County - 230 psychology professionals
  3. Anderson County - 170 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Kentucky will grow to 1,810. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.


psychology professionals in Kentucky make an average of $65,850 per year. In 2010, however, some Kentucky psychology professional earned as little as less than $27,560 per year or as much as more than $92,190 per year. The following counties in Kentucky have the highest average salaries for psychology professionals:

  1. Clark County - $63,030 per year
  2. Daviess County - $61,230 per year
  3. Adair County - $57,320 per year

The Kentucky counties with the lowest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Edmonson County - $50,690 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $51,290 per year
  3. Bell County - $51,630 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in Kentucky were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $76,840 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $54,860 per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in Kentucky were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $76,840 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $54,860 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in psychology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,925 miles from location University of Kentucky Lexington KY 71.9032 47% 26,295
5,995 miles from location University of Louisville Louisville KY 31.4563 48% 21,016
6,029 miles from location Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY 30.5056 47% 20,712
5,913 miles from location Eastern Kentucky University Richmond KY 27.7574 48% 16,268
5,927 miles from location Northern Kentucky University Newport KY 25.346 48% 15,378
6,132 miles from location Murray State University Murray KY 29.8511 50% 10,071
5,868 miles from location Morehead State University Morehead KY 25.4731 43% 8,822
5,969 miles from location Campbellsville University Campbellsville KY 54.5883 36% 3,178
5,992 miles from location Bellarmine University Louisville KY 29.6623 19% 3,090
5,901 miles from location University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg KY 21.0709 38% 2,955
5,945 miles from location Kentucky State University Frankfort KY 45.3097 21% 2,834
5,966 miles from location Lindsey Wilson College Columbia KY 15.386 n/a 2,349
5,994 miles from location Spalding University Louisville KY 29.9153 51% 2,069
5,929 miles from location Georgetown College Georgetown KY 28.1481 28% 1,882
5,933 miles from location Thomas More College Ft Mitchell KY 24.073 32% 1,856
6,150 miles from location Mid-Continent University Mayfield KY 19.8377 66% 1,823
5,934 miles from location Asbury University Wilmore KY 30.1239 36% 1,619
5,933 miles from location Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore KY 0.187298 n/a 1,567
5,912 miles from location Berea College Berea KY 68.5998 76% 1,548
5,887 miles from location Union College Barbourville KY 18.2225 54% 1,435
5,936 miles from location Midway College Midway KY 62.9924 64% 1,392
5,939 miles from location Centre College Danville KY 72.6114 23% 1,216
5,925 miles from location Transylvania University Lexington KY 65.1239 25% 1,092
5,815 miles from location Pikeville College Pikeville KY 15.7147 n/a 1,009
6,067 miles from location Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro KY 53.3541 23% 876
5,966 miles from location Saint Catharine College Saint Catharine KY 13.7868 n/a 852
6,067 miles from location Brescia University Owensboro KY 21.53 27% 725
5,842 miles from location Kentucky Christian University Grayson KY 21.488 54% 583
5,984 miles from location University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus Louisville KY 7.25849 n/a 158

Curious what studying Psychology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Kentucky

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 1,140 $54,860 11.8%
Psychologists, All Other + 140 $76,840 0.0%

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