Sullivan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,520
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,884
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.4%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,318
65.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.2%
66 Graduates

About

Sullivan University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sullivan University were General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), General Business (49 degrees), and Accounting (33 degrees).

In 2019, 1,222 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sullivan University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (606 degrees), 2.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (236 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $11,520, which is $−10,506 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $11,520, which is $−10,506 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,884.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,520
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Sullivan University was $11,520. The cost of tuition at Sullivan University is $−10,506 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,884
2019 Value
60.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Sullivan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,884. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Sullivan University grew by 60.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,056
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sullivan University was of $8,056 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.78% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Sullivan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
14.4%
2017 Default Rate
336
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Sullivan University was 14.4%, which represents 336 out of the 2341 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 has a total enrollment of 3,318 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 2,163 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,155. This means that 65.2% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 7.56% Two or More Races, 5.09% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.241% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0301% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Sullivan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Black or African American Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (14%) and Asian Male (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,318 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 2,163 and the part-time enrollment is 1,155. This means that 65.2% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Sullivan University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Sullivan University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,839
  2. Black or African American
    524
  3. Two or More Races
    251

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University is 55.4% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 7.56% Two or More Races, 5.09% Asian, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.241% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0301% Hispanic or Latino. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 505 students (15.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 282 more women than men received degrees from Sullivan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sullivan University is white (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (236 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sullivan University is General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (49 degrees) and Accounting (33 degrees).

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 (152 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (154 degrees), and Business (452 degrees).

Workforce

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 Accountants & auditors (986,342 people), Other managers (763,331 people), Software developers (650,844 people), Financial managers (494,625 people), and Chief executives & legislators (388,231 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (154 degrees), Business (452 degrees), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), and Legal (23 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 Sullivan University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (154 degrees), Business (452 degrees), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), and Legal (23 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 Sullivan University are Computer Systems Design (990,753 people), Banking & related activities (525,073 people), Elementary & secondary schools (494,155 people), Insurance carriers (443,939 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (439,823 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (154 degrees), Business (452 degrees), Engineering Technologies (49 degrees), and Legal (23 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 Sullivan University.
Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sullivan University was General Business Administration & Management with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

470
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
752
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 470 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (752).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.582 times less than the 165 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 165 degrees were awarded to women at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.72 times more than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sullivan University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.06% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    606 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sullivan University is white (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (236 degrees).

19.3% of degree recipients (236 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    375 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    231 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sullivan University is white female (375 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (231 degrees).

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Operations

Sullivan University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.5k (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Sullivan University had a total salary expenditure of $70M. Sullivan University employs 54 Instructors, 42 Professors, and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Sullivan University are Female Instructors (40), Male Professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 219 employees, Management, with 79 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Sullivan University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Sullivan University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Sullivan University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.9M
2019 Salaries
24.8%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Sullivan University paid a median of $29.9M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($70M) and a 24.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.09% decline from 2017 and a 0.429% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12M
Instructional Salaries
159
Number of Employees

In 2019, Sullivan University paid a total of $12M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
219 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sullivan University were Instructor with 54 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University were Office and Administrative Support with 219 employees; Management with 79 employees; and Service with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sullivan University was Female Instructor with 40 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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