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Schools Offering Science Programs in Kentucky


Each year, approximately 2.8% of Kentucky graduates receive degrees in science. In other words, every year an estimated 3,636 science professionals graduate from Kentucky's 31 science schools.

Top Schools

Centre College, which is located in Danville, is the top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a science program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 67 students graduated from Centre College's science program. The tuition rate at Centre College was $32,600 per year.

University of Kentucky, which is located in Lexington, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a science program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. 811 students graduated with degree in science from University of Kentucky in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Kentucky was $8,610 per year.

Berea College, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a science program. It is located in Berea. 45 students graduated with degree in science from Berea College in 2010. Students at Berea College paid $910 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Kentucky science school, average tuition will be $15,002 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $910 per year to $32,600 per year. In 2010, the following Kentucky science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 science 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 science degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

Many Kentucky science graduates become a environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, and chemist. If you decide to work as a science professional in Kentucky, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,750 Kentucky science professional as of 2010. This number includes 110 life scientists, 830 environmental scientists, and 640 biology professors. In Kentucky, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 810 science professionals
  2. Bourbon County - 510 science professionals
  3. Anderson County - 400 science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of science professionals is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,640 science professionals working in Kentucky then. Of these 1,640 science professionals, the government predicts that 140 will be life scientists, 730 will be environmental scientists, and an unknown number will be biology professors.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn a salary of $57,944 per year in Kentucky state. However, Kentucky science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,850 per year to more than $126,270 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Daviess County - $67,190 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $64,247 per year
  3. Clark County - $62,875 per year

On average, science professionals earn the least in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Edmonson County - $46,010 per year
  2. Bell County - $49,910 per year
  3. Adair County - $52,345 per year

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

  1. Biology Professor - $65,760 per year
  2. Chemist - $60,380 per year
  3. Science Professor - $55,300 per year

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

  1. Environmental Scientist - $54,770 per year
  2. Life Scientist - $53,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in science in Kentucky and to compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Science in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Science 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
5,833 miles from location Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes KY 56.5558 100% 595
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
0 miles from location MedTech College Lexington KY n/a n/a 45
 

Curious what studying Science 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)
1
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 1,460 $55,300
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 830 $54,770
3
Chemists + 710 $60,380 20.3%
4
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 640 $65,760 16.4%
5
Life Scientists, All Other + 110 $53,510
 

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