• 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 2,541 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,541 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Sullivan University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 289 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Sullivan University
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
4 or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
289 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sullivan University has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
The Sullivan University diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,541 students
2,630 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,474 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,067 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
392 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,085 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
456 students
39 students
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KY All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
988 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
167 students
167 students
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KY All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
512 students
407 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
20%
8%
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% White
56%
81%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
10%
1%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.33
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
38%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.99%
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$29,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Sullivan University and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of KY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,500 is less than the state average of $14,418. The private state tuition has declined by 31% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,500
$14,418
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
97%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Sullivan University and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$20,206
$11,279
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,953
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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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/
Profile last updated: 12/07/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sullivan University cost?

Sullivan University's private state tuition is approximately $13,500.

What schools are Sullivan University often compared to?

Sullivan Universityis often viewed alongside schools like Jefferson Community and Technical College by visitors of our site.

What is Sullivan University's ranking?

Sullivan University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,541 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $12,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,418 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Pikeville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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