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Welcome to Kentucky State University. Located in Frankfort, the state’s capital city, KSU has a more than 125-year tradition of educating students to make a difference in the world.

Our primary focus is attracting and educating talented students by having a dedicated staff and faculty with the diverse backgrounds and experiences to deliver on that commitment.

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Kentucky State University provides a comprehensive education that will not only provide a degree, but will prepare you for a lifetime of learning. Small classes and accessible faculty make Kentucky State a great place to learn and grow. KSU offers its students a wide variety of great degree options.

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Campus News

KSU senior fills her time with law and politics

Kentucky State University senior Olivia Burkett could have spent her summer doing a number of things—or doing nothing at all. But instead of having a relaxing summer off, the Lexington criminal justice major spent time participating in two selective educational enrichment programs.

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KSU’s retention rate climbs 38 percent

A study from Kentucky State University’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has revealed a 38 percent increase in the University’s retention.  The recently published 2014-2015 retention rate of 60.2 % is KSU’s highest in 10 years.

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