Sullivan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,540

6.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,843

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,489

57.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

31.7%

98 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), Information Technology (44 degrees), and Accounting (37 degrees).

In 2017, 1,184 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sullivan University. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (520 degrees), 2.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (224 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $20,540, which is $-193 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sullivan University is $20,540, which is $-193 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,843.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,540

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sullivan University was $20,540. The cost of tuition at Sullivan University is $-193 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,843

2017 Value

11.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sullivan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,843. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sullivan University grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,278

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sullivan University was of $7,278 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Sullivan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.6% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.

13.5%

2016 Default Rate

327

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sullivan University was 13.5%, which represents 327 out of the 2420 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 3,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 1,992 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,497. This means that 57.1% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 14.8% Black or African American, 7.65% Two or More Races, 7.57% Asian, 0.401% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0573% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Sullivan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.4%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Asian Male (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sullivan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Sullivan University is 1,992 and the part-time enrollment is 1,497. This means that 57.1% of students enrolled at Sullivan University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% 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

    1,631

  2. Black or African American

    515

  3. Two or More Races

    267

The enrolled student population at Sullivan University is 46.7% White, 14.8% Black or African American, 7.65% Two or More Races, 7.57% Asian, 0.401% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0573% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 739 students (21.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 more women than men received degrees from Sullivan University. The majority of degree recipients at Sullivan University are white (520 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (224 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sullivan University is General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), followed by Information Technology (44 degrees) and Accounting (37 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 (203 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (191 degrees), and Business (536 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 (1,099,547 people), Other managers (691,531 people), Software developers (506,998 people), Financial managers (433,750 people), and Chief executives & legislators (328,025 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (203 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (191 degrees), Business (536 degrees), Legal (30 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (203 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (191 degrees), Business (536 degrees), Legal (30 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 (850,316 people), Banking & related activities (544,650 people), Elementary & secondary schools (520,412 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (457,536 people), and Insurance carriers (431,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Sullivan University are Personal & Culinary Services (203 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (191 degrees), Business (536 degrees), Legal (30 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 530

  2. 654

In 2017, 530 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University, which is 0.81 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (654).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.872 times less than the 179 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 179 degrees were awarded to women at Sullivan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (42.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sullivan University is Female and White (42.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.04% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    520 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    224 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sullivan University is white (520 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (224 degrees).

18.9% of degree recipients (224 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    306 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    214 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sullivan University is white female (306 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (214 degrees).

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Operations

Sullivan University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $61k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Sullivan University had a total salary expenditure of $61.1M. Sullivan University employs 36 Assistant professors, 30 Instructors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Sullivan University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Instructors(18), and Male Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 154 employees, Management, with 64 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Sullivan University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sullivan University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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 2017, 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

$25.2M

2017 Salaries

0.429%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Sullivan University paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($61.1M) and a 0.429% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.23% decline from 2015 and a 0.00131% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.28M

Instructional Salaries

116

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sullivan University paid a total of $9.28M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

154 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sullivan University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Instructor with 30 employees; and Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sullivan University were Office and Administrative Support with 154 employees; Management with 64 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sullivan University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Instructor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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