What school comes to mind when you think of four-year colleges in Kentucky? WKU? UK? Louisville? It turns out a university a little further in Western Kentucky has earned the distinction as being the best. 

Schools.com has named Murray State University as the "Best Four-Year College" in Kentucky for a variety of reasons; the main one being Murray has most affordable tuition and fees as well as a higher percentage of their tuition and fees covered by institutional grant aid than students of any other school in the state.

Here's the rest of the top 10:

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

The most-popular degree program in Kentucky? Associate in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

And the most in-demand career in Kentucky? Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists with a projected job growth in the area at 67.6 percent.