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Sullivan University Overview

Sullivan University is a private for-profit institution situated in Louisville, Kentucky. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Sullivan University Known For?

852 Undergraduate Awards
$23,438 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The highest award offered at Sullivan University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.

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Sullivan University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Sullivan University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Sullivan University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#35 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#44 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#81 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#97 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Sullivan University?

Location of Sullivan University

Contact details for Sullivan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3013
Phone: 502-456-6504
Website: www.sullivan.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SullivanUniversity

Sullivan University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Sullivan University?

$23,438 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Sullivan University is $23,438. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Sullivan University, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,724 a year. That adds up to $38,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sullivan University is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Sullivan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,661 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,684 undergraduate students at Sullivan University, with 1,661 being full-time and 1,023 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Sullivan University

There are also 891 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,661 full-time undergraduates at Sullivan University, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Sullivan University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sullivan University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sullivan University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 37
Black or African American 241
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 963
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 420

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Sullivan University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at Sullivan University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Sullivan University

1,402 Took All Classes Online
2,156 Took At Least One Class Online
27.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Sullivan University. In 2017-2018, 2,156 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Sullivan University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Sullivan University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sullivan University was 27.1%. This is the #742 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Sullivan University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Sullivan University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37%
General Business/Commerce 35%
General Sales & Marketing 71%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 37%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 40%
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Sullivan University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Sullivan University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution #2
General Sales & Marketing #3
Hospitality Management #7
Public Administration #14
Human Resource Management #27
Information Technology #27
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #32
General Business/Commerce #39
Public Administration & Social Service #45
Accounting #49
Computer & Information Sciences #73
Health & Medical Administrative Services #76
Criminal Justice & Corrections #87
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #95
Nursing #127
Business Administration & Management #199
Health Professions #218
Business, Management & Marketing #252

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Sullivan University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 44 1 82 2 141 6 276
Culinary Arts 0 143 9 0 0 0 0 152
Information Technology 0 35 10 4 0 63 0 112
Allied Health Professions 1 47 14 0 0 43 0 105
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 78
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Accounting 0 15 0 33 0 0 0 48
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 15 0 29 0 44
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 44
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 6 23 0 0 0 0 29
Hospitality Management 0 13 0 14 0 0 0 27
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 0 15 0 0 0 27
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 26
Legal Support Services 0 12 0 5 6 0 0 23
Environmental Control Technology 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 21
Nursing 0 17 0 3 0 0 0 20
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7 9 0 3 0 0 0 19
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Computer Software & Applications 0 12 0 3 0 0 0 15
Industrial Production Technology 0 10 0 5 0 0 0 15
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 11
General Sales & Marketing 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 39 418 121 274 8 278 84 1,222

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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