• Address: 3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3013

  • Phone Number: (502) 456-6504

  • Website: www.sullivan.edu

About

Sullivan University was established in the year 1962 by A.O. Sullivan and his son A.R. Sullivan as they recognized the need for an institution which provides higher education. The university is a private for-profit institution and offers online education to students who wish to pursue education along with their job and other responsibilities through the evening and online classes.

  • Several programs are offered at different levels of degrees in various areas of study.

  • Traditional students are given housing facilities on the campus.

  • A number of career guidance programs are organized for the students that can help them choose and pursue a successful career.

  • Library facilities are available online as well as offline for students. It has resource materials, technical support, and other facilities. The online library portal is available to students for inquiries regarding the campus library resources as well.


Sullivan University Online

The university offers programs in undergraduate and graduates degrees on the Sullivan online portal. The students are given quality education, the same as provided on the campus.

  • The online education timings are flexible giving the students the liberty to pursue the course of study at their own pace by setting their own schedules.

  • Educational resources available on the campus are accessible to online students as well. Students can make use of the assistance available on phone.

  • Students can pursue their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees online at an affordable cost.

  • The online majors that are available at the university are Accounting, Business Management, Information Technology, Public Administration, Information Systems, Nursing, Human Services, and Health Science.


Sullivan University Reviews

  The following are some of the reviews based on the feedback from the students of the university.

  • The students are provided with career guidance programs and centers.

  • The staff and faculty members are very helpful and friendly.

  • The study materials and student resources are convenient for online students.

  • Students with military backgrounds are provided with special benefits and credit programs.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Louisville, Kentucky

FAFSA/Federal School Code

004619

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CAHIIM, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: www.sullivan.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges have given institutional accreditation to the university.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • The Nursing programs of the university are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE).

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has accredited the Healthcare programs of the university.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Total Population 3,489
Student Population Full Time: 2,420 Part Time: 1,042
Gender Division Male: 39 % Female: 61 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 44 %

The College Monk

Female: 54 %

Total Graduation Rate: 32 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Sullivan University offers 45 online programs across 8 Majors

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 26 programs accross 5 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Sullivan University Admission Process

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate for Sullivan University is 100% due to its open admission policy.

Statistics 

The total number of student enrollment in the university is 3,489 out of which 2,420 are full-time and 1,042 are part-time students. 

The undergraduate enrollment is of 2,594 students, whereas the graduate enrollment is of 895 students.

The Application Fee is $50 for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Admission Requirements

The following things are required for admission at the University.

  • High School GPA

  • High School Transcript, GDA or any equivalent diploma

  • Statement of Purpose (Only Graduate students)

  • Test Scores (ACT/SAT)

  • TOEFL Scores (For international applicants)

SAT Scores

The minimum SAT Score required to get admitted into Sullivan University is 1005.

ACT Scores 

The minimum ACT Score required to get admitted into the university is 14.


Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

  • An interview with an admission officer.

  • Completion of the university's application form.

  • Applicants must request transcripts from the previous institution attended.

  • Applicants must have completed high school diploma or General Educational Development.


Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

  • Completion of the graduate application form.

  • A baccalaureate/master’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Official transcripts from all previous institution attended.

  • A combined GRE or GMAT score of 550.


Note 

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency), Pearson Academic (PTE) scores, or an ESL (English as a Second Language International).

  • Applicants must take a criminal background check and take guidance from Career Services staff members if they have any criminal record.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university offers financial aid to eligible students through different forms like loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.

In order to be eligible to receive Federal Student Aids, the students must have completed their FAFSA procedures. Sullivan University federal school code is 004619. The following are some of the federal aids that are available in the university

  • The Federal Aid awarded include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.

  • The State Aid provided by the university includes Kentucky Tuition Grant.

  • The university also provides Financial Aid for students which includes the NCHS Academic Scholarship, Recognition Award, Eagle Scout Scholarship, Sullivan Institutional Grants, College Access Program Grants, Educator's Scholarship and Career Coach Scholarship.

  • Students with military backgrounds are provided financial assistance through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
College Access Program Grants $2,783 Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Sullivan Institutional Grants $2,783 Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
NCHS Academic Scholarship Varies 3.00 GPA or higher Minimum ACT 21, SAT 1060 or APA 20 Varies
Recognition Award $3,000 2.5 quarterly GPA. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Eagle Scout Scholarship Varies 3.00 GPA. minimum 17 ACT, 1365 SAT, or 15 APA score Varies
Educator's Scholarship $2,000 Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior June 15th, 2019
Career Coach Scholarship $1,000 First-time student to Sullivan University Minimum of a 2.0 quarterly GPA. A 2.5 GPA after first academic year Varies

Data Source: www.sullivan.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,021 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. Varies
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $265 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $9,566 U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $9,566 U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $6,283 U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kentucky Tuition Grant $3,857 Residents of Kentucky. Attending private college in Kentucky. Varies

Data Source: www.sullivan.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $9,985 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: www.sullivan.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $23,893
$30,001 - $48,000 $26,292

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 52% $3,633
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $9,014
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 78% $5,343
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $4,826
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 87% $7,482
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 87% $7,079
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 23,262
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 13 $14,909
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 13 $14,909

Data Source: www.sullivan.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

FAQ's

  Is it a for-profit school?

Yes, it is a private for-profit University.

  Is it regionally accredited?

It is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  How much is Sullivan tuition fees?

The average tuition for different online programs is around $11,750 and $76,500.

  What is the application fee?

It charges $50 as application fee from both the graduate and undergraduate students.

   How do I request official transcripts?

In the University website select transcript request and enter the appropriate information. Each mailed transcript costs $10 and is processed within five business days. Louisville campus issues transcripts to the students.

  Are the credits transferable?

Credits transfer from Sullivan to another institution mainly depends on the policy of transfer credits of that institution, whereas if you want to transfer credits to Sullivan University from another institution, you should submit transcripts to the Enrollment Services office in the university for verification.

   How many students attend the institution?

3,462 students attend, including both part-time and full-time.

  How does a student portal help the students?

The students get access to the student portal once they register for any course on campus. This is an online platform for students through which they can stay updated with their academic matters such as attendance, get access to the online library, interact with teachers and download study materials.

  Where is SU located?

The University is located in 3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3013.

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