Sullivan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,220
5.33% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,537
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,309
68.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.5%
64 Graduates

About

Sullivan University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Sullivan University were Registered Nursing (116 degrees awarded), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (50 degrees), and Radiographer (32 degrees).

In 2022, 871 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sullivan University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (481 degrees), 3.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $14,220, which is $−9,776 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $14,220, which is $−9,776 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,537.

In 2022, 79% of undergraduate students attending Sullivan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,220
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sullivan University was $14,220. The cost of tuition at Sullivan University is $−9,776 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,537
2022 Value
24.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sullivan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,537. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sullivan University grew by 24.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,539
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sullivan University was of $8,539 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Sullivan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.83%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sullivan University was 2.83%, which represents 56 out of the 1978 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Sullivan University had a total enrollment of 2,309 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 1,579 students and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 6.02% Two or More Races, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Asian, 0.563% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sullivan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (15%) and White Male (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (9.5%) and Black or African American Female (4.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sullivan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 1,579 and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,040 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    464 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    139 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University is 45% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 6.02% Two or More Races, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Asian, 0.563% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 388 students (16.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 299 more women than men received degrees from Sullivan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sullivan University is white (481 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Sullivan University is Registered Nursing (116 degrees awarded), followed by Culinary Arts & Chef Training (50 degrees) and Radiographer (32 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sullivan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees awarded), Business (308 degrees), and Health (356 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Registered nurses (1,482,929 people), Accountants & auditors (1,051,184 people), Other managers (836,964 people), Software developers (694,362 people), and Financial managers (507,025 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University in 2022 are Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees awarded), Business (308 degrees), Health (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees awarded), Business (308 degrees), Health (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sullivan University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,833,477 people), Computer Systems Design (1,083,006 people), Elementary & secondary schools (724,769 people), Banking & related activities (542,556 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,398 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees awarded), Business (308 degrees), Health (356 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Sullivan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Sullivan University was Registered Nursing with 116 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

286
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
585
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 286 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (585).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.709 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.23 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sullivan University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    481 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    137 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sullivan University is white (481 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

13% of degree recipients (113 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    327 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sullivan University is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (154 degrees).

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Operations

Sullivan University employs 37 Professors, 33 Instructors and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Sullivan University are Female Instructor (25), Male Professor (19), and Female Professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 172 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$21.8M
2022 Salaries
7.77%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Sullivan University paid a median of $21.8M in salaries, a 7.77% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.83M
Instructional Salaries
115
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sullivan University paid a total of $9.83M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
172 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sullivan University were Professor with 37 employees, Instructor with 33 employees, and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University were Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees, Management with 53 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sullivan University was Female Instructor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Sullivan University.

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