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Sullivan University is a private for-profit institution located in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of Sullivan University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

158 Undergraduate Degrees
$23,853 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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Sullivan University Rankings

Sullivan University is ranked #5 out of 34 schools in Kentucky.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#58 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#59 Best Nursing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#94 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#94 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#168 Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Sullivan University?


Contact details for Sullivan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3013
Phone: 502-456-6504

As long as you submit the requested materials to Sullivan University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Sullivan University?

$23,853 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Sullivan University is $23,853. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Sullivan University, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $14,768 a year. That adds up to $59,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sullivan University is 11.4%. 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

1,639 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,625 undergraduate students at Sullivan University, with 1,639 being full-time and 986 being part-time.


There are also 540 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,639 full-time undergraduates at Sullivan University, 34% are male and 66% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 303
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 1,009
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 244

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

1,690 Took All Classes Online
2,210 Took At Least One Class Online
36.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,210 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.


Online Growth Rankings of Sullivan University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sullivan University was 36.9%. This is the #435 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Sullivan University regardless of major.

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 107 0 5 112
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 46 0 46
TOTAL 107 46 5 158


*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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