Sullivan University

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world rank  4149

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University Overview

Established in 1962, Sullivan University is a for-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Louisville (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kentucky. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Lexington, Ft. Knox. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Sullivan University is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Sullivan University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 61 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Sullivan University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1962
Motto Kentucky's Career University

University Location

Address 3101 Bardstown Road
40205-3013 Kentucky
United States
Tel +1 (502) 456 6504
Fax +1 (502) 456 0040
Other locations Lexington, Ft. Knox

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 3101 Bardstown Road
Louisville 40205
(502) 456 6505
800 844 1354

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Sullivan University's Library
Sullivan University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 45,102 physical volumes, 1,046 physical media, 2 digital/electronic medium and 83 licensed digital/electronic databases. Sullivan University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Sullivan University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 512 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Sullivan University System
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • International Nanny Association (INA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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