Union College Kentucky Overview
Union College Kentucky is a private not-for-profit institution located in Barbourville, Kentucky. Barbourville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Union College Kentucky Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest one a student can attain at Union College Kentucky.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Union College Kentucky student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Union College Kentucky Rankings
According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Union College Kentucky is ranked #1,640 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 27 colleges in Kentucky, it is ranked at #27.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Union College Kentucky has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Union College Kentucky
|Best Colleges for Diversity||821|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,129|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||1,222|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||1,806|
Where Is Union College Kentucky?
Contact details for Union College Kentucky are given below.
|Address:||310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906-1499|
How Do I Get Into Union College Kentucky?
You can apply to Union College Kentucky online at: www.unionky.edu/Apply/default.asp
Admission Requirements for Union College Kentucky
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Union College Kentucky?
Approximately 56% of accepted students are men and 44% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.
Average Test Scores
About 1% of students accepted to Union College Kentucky submitted their SAT scores.Union College Kentucky received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.
Can I Afford Union College Kentucky?
Net Price by Income Group for Union College Kentucky
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union College Kentucky, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $6,181 a year. That adds up to $24,724 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Union College Kentucky is 15.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Union College Kentucky Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 215 graduate students at the school.
Of the 918 full-time undergraduates at Union College Kentucky, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union College Kentucky students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||135|
|Hispanic or Latino||27|
Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Union College Kentucky. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 23 countries are represented at Union College Kentucky. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and Jamaica.
Online Learning at Union College Kentucky
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union College Kentucky has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 34th 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 Union College Kentucky
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union College Kentucky was 30.5%. This is the #682 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Union College Kentucky regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Union College Kentucky majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||49%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||41%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||60%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||52%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Union College Kentucky 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 Union College Kentucky.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Homeland Security||#5|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#10|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#17|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#22|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#32|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#51|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#82|
|Business Administration & Management||#184|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#230|
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%.
Union College Kentucky Majors
In 2017-2018, Union College Kentucky awarded 488 undergraduate degrees and 154 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
|Allied Health Professions||0||6||0||0|
|Business Administration & Management||0||32||17||0|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||3||0||0|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||10||0||0|
|General English Literature||0||3||0||0|
|Health & Physical Education||0||41||0||0|
|Health Sciences & Services||0||2||0||0|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||16||0||0|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||12||0||0|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||15||26||0|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||7||4||0|
*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.