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 3,462 students (67% 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 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Sullivan University is one of 6 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Sullivan University is Sullivan College of Technology and Design (1.4 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 267 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 Faculty267 staff97 staff
Sullivan University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Sullivan University has declined by 37% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 22:1 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 51% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,462 students3,252 students
Sullivan University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:127:1
Sullivan University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,319 students1,360 students
Sullivan University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,143 students1,892 students
Sullivan University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sullivan University Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students2,419 students1,360 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 Score0.680.29
Sullivan University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$29,400
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$14,296
Sullivan University Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,500
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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Louisville is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.