Sullivan University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,500
17.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,939
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,165
65.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
24.7%
62 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 (51 degrees awarded), General Business (44 degrees), and Accounting (24 degrees).

In 2020, 1,096 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sullivan University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (584 degrees), 4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $13,500, which is $−9,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $13,500, which is $−9,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,939.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Sullivan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Sullivan University was $13,500. The cost of tuition at Sullivan University is $−9,030 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,939
2020 Value
16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Sullivan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,939. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Sullivan University grew by 16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,249
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sullivan University was of $8,249 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Sullivan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2019, 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.
11.4%
2018 Default Rate
242
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Sullivan University was 11.4%, which represents 242 out of the 2115 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 3,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 2,069 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,096. This means that 65.4% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 6.07% Two or More Races, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 0.664% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sullivan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (12.8%) and Asian Male (7.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 2,069 and the part-time enrollment is 1,096. This means that 65.4% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% 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 (75%), 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
    1,787
  2. Black or African American
    577
  3. Two or More Races
    192

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University is 56.5% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 6.07% Two or More Races, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 0.664% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 230 more women than men received degrees from Sullivan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sullivan University is white (584 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (146 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sullivan University is General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (44 degrees) and Accounting (24 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 (123 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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 Registered nurses (1,370,736 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,953 people), Other managers (753,796 people), Software developers (564,949 people), and Financial managers (458,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (123 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Engineering Technologies (46 degrees), Business (371 degrees), and Health (350 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 Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (123 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Engineering Technologies (46 degrees), Business (371 degrees), and Health (350 degrees).

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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 (1,744,487 people), Computer Systems Design (937,788 people), Elementary & secondary schools (660,115 people), Banking & related activities (527,414 people), and Insurance carriers (505,778 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (123 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Engineering Technologies (46 degrees), Business (371 degrees), and Health (350 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. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sullivan University was General Business Administration & Management with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

433
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
663
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 433 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University, which is 0.653 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (663).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.675 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 123 degrees were awarded to women at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 19.4% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    584 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    146 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sullivan University is white (584 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (146 degrees).

13.3% of degree recipients (146 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    352 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    232 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sullivan University is white female (352 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (232 degrees).

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Operations

Sullivan University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Sullivan University had a total salary expenditure of $66M. Sullivan University employs 61 Instructors, 28 Professors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Sullivan University are Female Instructors (39), Male Instructors(22), and Female Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 190 employees, Management, with 68 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, 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

$27M
2020 Salaries
9.59%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Sullivan University paid a median of $27M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($66M) and a 9.59% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 24.8% growth from 2018 and a 5.09% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.3M
Instructional Salaries
145
Number of Employees

In 2020, Sullivan University paid a total of $11.3M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
190 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sullivan University were Instructor with 61 employees; Professor with 28 employees; and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University were Office and Administrative Support with 190 employees; Management with 68 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sullivan University was Female Instructor with 39 employees, Male Instructor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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