University of Kentucky

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,173

5.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,850

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.51%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

90.8%

20,480 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

29,781

89.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.6%

2,686 Graduates

About

University of Kentucky is a higher education institution located in Fayette County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Kentucky were General Psychology (225 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (225 degrees), and Accounting (217 degrees).

In 2016, 7,224 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Kentucky. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,492 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (383 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kentucky is $10,173, which is $-15,683 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kentucky is $10,173, which is $-15,683 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,850.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,173

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Kentucky was $10,173. The cost of tuition at University of Kentucky is $-15,683 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$17,850

2016 Value

7.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Kentucky had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,850. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Kentucky grew by 7.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,434

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Kentucky was of $11,434 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.83% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at University of Kentucky received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 78% 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.

4.51%

2015 Default Rate

229

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Kentucky was 4.51%, which represents 229 out of the 5072 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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Admissions

University of Kentucky received 20,480 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.37% annual growth. Out of those 20,480 applicants, 18,593 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.8% acceptance rate.

There were 29,781 students enrolled at University of Kentucky in 2016, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Kentucky has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

18,593

Accepted Out of 20,480

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Kentucky was 90.8% (18,593 admissions from 20,480 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 89.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.37%, while admissions grew by 11.4%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

824

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at University of Kentucky in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Kentucky has a total enrollment of 29,781 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kentucky is 26,682 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,099. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Kentucky are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Kentucky, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.8% White, 7.01% Black or African American, 4.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.73% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0873% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Kentucky in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (2.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Kentucky, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,781 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kentucky is 26,682 and the part-time enrollment is 3,099. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at University of Kentucky are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 University of Kentucky was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Kentucky had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,986

  2. Black or African American

    2,088

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,293

The enrolled student population at University of Kentucky is 73.8% White, 7.01% Black or African American, 4.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.73% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0873% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 398 more women than men received degrees from University of Kentucky. The majority of degree recipients at University of Kentucky are white (5,492 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (383 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Kentucky is General Psychology (225 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (225 degrees) and Accounting (217 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Kentucky, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (68 degrees awarded), Agriculture (312 degrees), and Human Sciences (266 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 University of Kentucky are Miscellaneous managers (184,560 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (126,055 people), Architects, except naval (99,867 people), Marketing & sales managers (95,020 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (65,755 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kentucky are Library Science (68 degrees awarded), Agriculture (312 degrees), Human Sciences (266 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), and Communications (496 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 University of Kentucky are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Military, rank not specified

The most specialized majors at University of Kentucky are Library Science (68 degrees awarded), Agriculture (312 degrees), Human Sciences (266 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), and Communications (496 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 University of Kentucky are Elementary & secondary schools (237,901 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,647 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (145,282 people), Hospitals (93,356 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (83,980 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kentucky are Library Science (68 degrees awarded), Agriculture (312 degrees), Human Sciences (266 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), and Communications (496 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 University of Kentucky.

Most Common

  1. 225 degrees awarded

  2. 225 degrees awarded

  3. 217 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Kentucky was General Psychology with 225 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,413

  2. 3,811

In 2016, 3,413 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kentucky, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,811).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 213 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kentucky in General Business, which is 1.82 times more than the 117 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 221 degrees were awarded to women at University of Kentucky in Registered Nursing, which is 9.61 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from University of Kentucky completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 (83.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Kentucky is Female and Asian (83.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 3.5% of graduates (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,492 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    383 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    328 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Kentucky is white (5,492 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (383 degrees).

4.54% of degree recipients (328 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,939 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,553 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    242 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Kentucky is white female (2,939 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,553 degrees).

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Operations

University of Kentucky has an endowment valued at nearly $1.23B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $45.2M (3.67%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Kentucky had a total expenditure of $2.64B. Of that $2.64B, they spent $1.25B on salaries and $2.64B on benefits.

University of Kentucky employs 450 Professors, 407 Associate professors, and 314 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Kentucky are Male Professors (348), Male Associate professors(242), and Male Assistant professors (166).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kentucky are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1600 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1378 employees, and Service with 653 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.23B

2015 Endowment

1.34%

growth from 2014

University of Kentucky has an endowment valued at about $1.23B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Kentucky grew 1.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $961M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $229M - Federal

  2. $93M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Kentucky received $229M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $93M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$1.25B

Salary Expenditure

$2.64B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Kentucky had a total expenditure of $2.64B. Of that $2.64B, they spent $1.25B on salaries and $2.64B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$1.25B

2015 Salaries

6.02%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Kentucky paid a median of $1.25B in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($2.64B) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.5% growth from 2013 and a 0.0684% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$135M

Instructional Salaries

1,367

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Kentucky paid a total of $135M to 1,367 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

450 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1600 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Kentucky were Professor with 450 employees; Associate professor with 407 employees; and Associate professor with 314 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kentucky were Office and Administrative Support with 1,600 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,378 employees; and Service with 653 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Kentucky was Male Professor with 348 employees, Male Associate professor with 242 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 166 employees.

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

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