Kentucky Christian University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,150

4.31% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,290

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

38.8%

835 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

556

75.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

28.8%

38 Graduates

About

Kentucky Christian University is a higher education institution located in Carter County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kentucky Christian University were Biblical Studies (97 degrees awarded), Nursing Administration (19 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2016, 221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky Christian University. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (162 degrees), 3.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $18,150, which is $-6,265 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $18,150, which is $-6,265 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,290.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,150

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Kentucky Christian University was $18,150. The cost of tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $-6,265 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$20,290

2016 Value

5.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Kentucky Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,290. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Kentucky Christian University grew by 5.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,800

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky Christian University was of $7,800 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.33% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Kentucky Christian University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 12.8% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

11.2%

2015 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky Christian University was 11.2%, which represents 22 out of the 196 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kentucky Christian University received 835 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 29.5% annual decline. Out of those 835 applicants, 324 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.8% acceptance rate.

There were 556 students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University in 2016, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

324

Accepted Out of 835

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky Christian University was 38.8% (324 admissions from 835 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 36.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -29.5%, while admissions declined by -24.7%.

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SAT Scores

19%

Submission Percentage

28

Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky Christian University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky Christian University has a total enrollment of 556 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Christian University is 418 students and the part-time enrollment is 138. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.1% White, 9.35% Black or African American, 1.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.899% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.18% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Male (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25%), followed by White Male (25%) and Two or More Races Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 556 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Christian University is 418 and the part-time enrollment is 138. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kentucky Christian University was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Kentucky Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    373

  2. Black or African American

    52

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Christian University is 67.1% White, 9.35% Black or African American, 1.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.899% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.18% Asian, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 100 students (18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Kentucky Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Kentucky Christian University are white (162 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky Christian University is Biblical Studies (97 degrees awarded), followed by Nursing Administration (19 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,943,942 people), Secondary school teachers (326,209 people), Education administrators (277,998 people), Social workers (225,902 people), and Miscellaneous managers (180,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Education (20 degrees).

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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 Kentucky Christian University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Education (20 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,899,012 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,588 people), Hospitals (265,547 people), Individual & family services (157,657 people), and Religious organizations (147,812 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (113 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Education (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kentucky Christian University.

Most Common

  1. 97 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky Christian University was Biblical Studies with 97 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 111

  2. 110

In 2016, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Christian University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.27 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.786 times less than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% of students graduating from Kentucky Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky Christian University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.63% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    162 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky Christian University is white (162 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

19.5% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    85 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kentucky Christian University is white male (85 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (77 degrees).

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Operations

Kentucky Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.18M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $851k (13.8%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Kentucky Christian University had a total expenditure of $16.2M. Of that $16.2M, they spent $5.09M on salaries and $16.2M on benefits.

Kentucky Christian University employs 20 Assistant professors, 6 Professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Kentucky Christian University are Female Assistant professors (12), Male Assistant professors(8), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 11 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 10 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.18M

2015 Endowment

0.385%

decline from 2014

Kentucky Christian University has an endowment valued at about $6.18M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky Christian University declined 0.385% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.46M - Federal

  2. $918k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Kentucky Christian University received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $918k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$5.09M

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Kentucky Christian University had a total expenditure of $16.2M. Of that $16.2M, they spent $5.09M on salaries and $16.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Kentucky Christian University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.09M

2015 Salaries

8.38%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Kentucky Christian University paid a median of $5.09M in salaries, which represents 31.4% of their overall expenditure ($16.2M) and a 8.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.82% growth from 2013 and a 4.77% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.58M

Instructional Salaries

35

Number of Employees

In 2015, Kentucky Christian University paid a total of $1.58M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

11 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University were Assistant professor with 20 employees; Professor with 6 employees; and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 10 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kentucky Christian University.

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