Sullivan University

3101 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205-3013
Tel: (502)456-6504
  • Sullivan University is a recognized leader in preparing students for demanding careers, with programs and courses accredited and regulated by the industry?s most respected organizations. Sullivan University meets the highest standards, so that our students can, too. Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sullivan UniversityFinancial aid is only available for those who qualify.
School Highlights
  • Sullivan University serves 315 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • Sullivan University is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Sullivan College of Technology and Design (1.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Sullivan University(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty200 staff89 staff
Sullivan University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 315 has declined by 94% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 51% over five years.
Total Enrollment315 students2,416 students
Sullivan University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio2:126:1
Sullivan University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students142 students574 students
Sullivan University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students173 students1,842 students
Sullivan University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sullivan University Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students315 students1,120 students
# Graduate Students1,033 students42 students
Sullivan University Graduation BreakDown KY All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Sullivan University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Sullivan University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sullivan University Hispanic (2007-2011)
% Black
Sullivan University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sullivan University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Sullivan University More (2008-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Sullivan University Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.27
Sullivan University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$30,100
Sullivan University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $19,740 is more than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $19,740 is more than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$19,740$4,996
Sullivan University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$19,740$12,836
Sullivan University Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
Sullivan University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$24,517$17,357
Sullivan University Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,626
Sullivan University Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,

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Did You Know?
Louisville community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Louisville is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.