MenuMenu

Fast Facts About UK

  • In Fall 2014, 30,131 students were enrolled at UK. 
  • Undergraduate students at UK made up 74% of the total student body. 
  • In Fall 2014, minority and international students at UK comprised 19% of the overall headcount. 
  • Women constituted just over half (52%) of the UK body.
  • Nine of 10 students (91%) attended the University on a full-time basis. 
  • Three in 10 students (30%) came from out of state, mostly from states bordering Kentucky. 
  • In Fall 2014, 5,185 full-time students began their college careers at UK, with an average ACT Composite score of 25.5.
  • The 2014 first-year class included 113 National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Finalists.
  • The 2014 freshman class also included 384 students who participated in either the Kentucky Governor's Scholars or Governor's School for the Arts programs. 
  • The freshman-to-sophomore year retention rate for the 2013 cohort was 82.2 percent. 
  • The graduation rate for the 2008 cohort was 60.2 percent. 
  • During the 2013-14 school year, 6,121 students earned degrees from UK. 
  • Nearly two out of three degrees (65%) awarded in 2013-14 were at the bachelor's level. 
  • In 2014-15, resident tuition and fees amounted to $10,464 for undergraduates in the lower division and $11,312 for graduate students. 
  • Tuition for non-resident students was a little more than double that of in-state students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • The FY 2014-15 budget targeted $406.9 million for Instruction; $285.7 million for Research, and $39.0 million for Student Services
  • UK researchers brought in $259.3 million in outside funding for grants and contracts in FY 2013-14. 
  • In 2013-14, the UK Libraries housed over 4.6 million volumes.
  • In Fall 2014, 12,478 full-time employees worked at UK, including 2,304 full-time faculty and librarians.