LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Coming off the heels of fall break the grind to finish the semester strong begins anew.

Each individual college and university boasts a certain level of pride in their school and why they are the best school in the state. This raises the following question: which schools are actually the best in Kentucky?

WalletHub analyzed all of the best colleges and universities on both a national and regional level on the following categories:

  • Student selectivity
  • Cost and financing
  • Faculty resources
  • Campus safety
  • Campus experience
  • Education outcomes
  • Career outcomes

In Kentucky, Centre College boasts the best overall score followed by Brescia University and Bellarmine University. The bottom three consist of Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky Christian University, and the University of the Cumberlands.

On a national scale, Centre College ranks in the top 75 out of 913 schools.

Here are all 18 schools in Kentucky ranked from best to worst:

  • Centre College
  • Brescia University
  • Bellarmine University
  • University of Louisville
  • Asbury University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Murray State University
  • Transylvania University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Midway University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Spalding University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • University of the Cumberlands

For a full breakdown of the college and university rankings click here.