Member Login Ranks Top 10 4-Year Colleges in Kentucky released its list of the top ten 4-year colleges/universities in Kentucky.

Murray State University came in at number 1 after being thoroughly evaluated against 13 different criteria by, the website said in a news release.

Northern Kentucky University was ranked number 2. looked at affordable tuition and fees as well as a higher percentage of tuition and fees being covered by institutional grant aid from school to school.

Here is's list of the Best 4-Year Colleges in Kentucky:

  1. Murray State University
  2. Northern Kentucky University
  3. Western Kentucky University
  4. University of Kentucky
  5. Eastern Kentucky University
  6. Berea College
  7. University of Louisville
  8. Morehead State University
  9. Kentucky State University
  10. University of the Cumberlands used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to evaluate schools on criteria that is viewed as important to students. Factors include cost of in-state tuition, fees for full-time undergraduates, number of degrees certificate programs offered, and much more.

View the complete rankings and methodology here.

-Staff report

Photo: Northern Kentucky University (RCN file)