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Schools Offering Education Programs in Kentucky

Around 3.2% of Kentucky's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. Thus, Kentucky's 36 education schools put out approximately 4,115 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

Centre College, which is located in Danville, is the top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a education program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Centre College graduated 5 students from its education program. Centre College charged in-state students $32,600 in tuition fees per year.

University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a education program. It is located in Lexington. 386 students graduated with degree in education from University of Kentucky in 2010. University of Kentucky charged in-state students $8,610 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a education program is Berea College. Berea College, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in Berea. In 2010, Berea College graduated 20 students from its education programs. Students at Berea College paid $910 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Kentucky's education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,313 per year, though tuition can range from $32,600 per year to $910 per year. The Kentucky education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 education schools in Kentucky that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. Somerset Community College - located in Somerset, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College - located in Elizabethtown, students are charged $3,120 per year

An education degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

education graduates in Kentucky can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. Kentucky had 43,630 education professionals in 2010. 2,270 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 2,550 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 160 were social science teachers. The largest populations of Kentucky education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 9,740 education professionals
  2. Anderson County - 4,990 education professionals
  3. Bourbon County - 4,930 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 37,300 education professionals working in Kentucky then. Of these 37,300 education professionals, the government predicts that 2,520 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be social science teachers.


education professionals in Kentucky make an average of $60,957 per year. In 2010, however, some Kentucky education professional earned as little as less than $16,820 per year or as much as more than $159,460 per year. On average education professional earn the most in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Clark County - $62,078 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $61,531 per year
  3. Hardin County - $59,720 per year

The following counties in Kentucky have the lowest average salaries for education professional:

  1. Edmonson County - $44,230 per year
  2. Anderson County - $48,921 per year
  3. Daviess County - $50,526 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Kentucky were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $108,520 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $79,210 per year
  3. Social Science Teacher - $74,940 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Kentucky were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $47,450 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $36,590 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Kentucky and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, 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 Education in Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Education in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Kentucky
  • Certificate in Education in Kentucky

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 20,290 $48,300 17.1%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8,100 $49,060 7.7%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,580 $108,520 13.2%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,550 $47,450 2.8%
Instructional Coordinators 2,270 $57,650
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,520 $49,720 -31.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,460 $55,300
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,050 $53,430 18.0%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,030 $79,210 27.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 830 $61,840 20.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 710 $36,590 -17.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 560 $65,020 27.3%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 490 $70,640 -5.8%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 160 $74,940
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 30 $56,680 -86.4%

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