Sullivan University

  • Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students. The institution offers career-focused curricula with increasing rigor from the certificate through diploma, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels. Throughout those curricula, the university seeks to promote the development of critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, computer literacy, and teamwork as well as an appreciation for life-long learning, cultural diversity and the expression of professionalism in all activities. At the graduate level, the university also seeks to promote a culture of research.
School Highlights
  • Sullivan University serves 3,575 students (98% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Sullivan University is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Sullivan University is Brown Mackie College-Louisville (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Sullivan University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 274 teachers has grown by 37% 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 Faculty274 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Sullivan University has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 2:1 over five years.
  • The Sullivan University diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,575 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:127:1
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# Full-Time Students3,489 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students1,143 students1,892 students
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# Undergraduate Students2,684 students1,360 students
# Graduate Students1,033 students42 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-220
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
-
3%
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% Black
17%
8%
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% White
51%
84%
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% Two or more races
20%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
-
% Unknown races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score0.680.29
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $12,870 is more than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,870 is more than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$12,870$4,996
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,870$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,517$14,296
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Sullivan University and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Sullivan University and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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, http://pages.sullivan.edu/programsuccess/

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