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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?

918 Full-Time Undergraduates
$21,586 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • 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

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 821
Best Colleges for the Money 1,129
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,222
Best Colleges 1,640
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,806

Where Is Union College Kentucky?

Location of Union College Kentucky

Contact details for Union College Kentucky are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906-1499
Phone: 606-546-4151

How Do I Get Into Union College Kentucky?

You can apply to Union College Kentucky online at:

Admission Requirements for Union College Kentucky

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Union College Kentucky?

63% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Union College Kentucky is 63%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

ACT English Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 17 to 23 )

Can I Afford Union College Kentucky?

$21,586 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
15.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Union College Kentucky is $21,586. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Union College Kentucky

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,967 $17,497 $18,674 $37,499 $37,499

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

918 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,094 undergraduate students at Union College Kentucky, with 918 being full-time and 176 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Union College Kentucky

There are also 215 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 918 full-time undergraduates at Union College Kentucky, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Union College Kentucky

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union College Kentucky students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Union College Kentucky Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 645
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 47

Geographic Diversity

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

332 Took All Classes Online
817 Took At Least One Class Online
30.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Union College Kentucky. In 2017-2018, 817 students took at least one online class at the school.

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%
Educational Administration 24%
General Psychology 40%
Health Professions 35%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 60%
Mental & Social Health Services 52%
Nursing 18%
Psychology 27%
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
General Education #30
Teacher Education Subject Specific #32
General Psychology #34
Special Education #35
Psychology #48
Educational Administration #50
Teacher Education Grade Specific #51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #82
Nursing #115
Education #143
Business Administration & Management #184
Health Professions #197
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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 4 0 0
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
Educational Administration 0 0 18 0
General Biology 0 6 0 0
General Education 3 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 3 0 0
General Psychology 0 12 3 0
Health & Physical Education 0 41 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 2 0 0
History 0 5 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 16 0 0
Marketing 0 8 0 0
Mathematics 0 5 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 12 0 0
Nursing 0 45 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 3 0 0
Sociology 0 6 0 0
Special Education 0 0 9 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 26 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 7 4 0
Total 6 482 154 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.

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