Kentucky State University College of Agriculture and Land Grant Program

Frankfort, KY

Founded in 1886

Motto: "Inspiring Innovation. Growing Leaders. Advancing Kentucky"






Acceptance Rate

$7,790 / $18,704

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment at this historically black public college offers options in Agricultural Systems, Environmental Systems, Nutritional Sciences and Food Systems, Aquaculture Systems, and Agriculture Business. The Agriculture Business program trains students in various aspects of business and management necessary for success in any agriculture-related business. The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Relations prepares students for careers in early childhood development and family and consumer sciences.

Online classes are available, or join us in Frankfort and take advantage of KYSU Ag’s 300-acre research farm, 307-acre Environmental Education and Research Center, and 14-acre Aquaculture Research Center. We encourage hands-on, experiential learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural Systems
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Environmental Systems
  • Nutritional Science and Food Systems
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Total Enrollment: 2,408

Male Female Student Ratio: 39%/61%

Acceptance Rate: 96%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: August 1

Target GPA: 2.1

Target SAT Score: 900

Target ACT Score: 19


In-State: $7,790

Out-of-State: $18,704

Room and Board: $3,350

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 11/1

Aquaculture Research Center

Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center utilizes many areas of production technologies in the advancement of aquaculture practices. Much of the research performed at the ARC is traditionally pond based aquaculture, however, utilization of outdoor flow-through tanks, RAS systems, heterotrophic systems, flow-through raceways are also used in the research of aquaculture production methods at Kentucky State University. New alternative development of production technologies is always being tested for Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and are advantageous for allowing production to occur in close proximity to existing markets and generally provide for year round production by control over physical and chemical water properties.