Kentucky Christian University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,600
3.02% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,608
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
28.3%
1,559 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
689
85.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.4%
49 Graduates

About

Kentucky Christian University is a higher education institution located in Carter County, KY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kentucky Christian University were General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), Biblical Studies (15 degrees), and Nursing Administration (14 degrees).

In 2020, 143 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky Christian University. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (102 degrees), 6.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $20,600, which is $−7,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $20,600, which is $−7,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,608.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students attending Kentucky Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$20,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kentucky Christian University was $20,600. The cost of tuition at Kentucky Christian University is $−7,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,608
2020 Value
7.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kentucky Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,608. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kentucky Christian University grew by 7.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,480
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky Christian University was of $8,480 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.41% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Kentucky Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5% with respect to 2019, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.12%
2018 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky Christian University was 8.12%, which represents 19 out of the 234 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Kentucky Christian University received 1,559 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 44% annual growth. Out of those 1,559 applicants, 441 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.3% acceptance rate.

There were 689 students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University in 2020, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
441
Accepted Out of 1,559

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky Christian University was 28.3% (441 admissions from 1,559 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 40.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 44%, while admissions grew by 0.915%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
33
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky Christian University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Kentucky Christian University has a total enrollment of 689 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Christian University is 592 students and the part-time enrollment is 97. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian.

Students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29%), followed by White Female (25.2%) and Black or African American Male (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (33.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and White Female (22.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 689 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Christian University is 592 and the part-time enrollment is 97. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kentucky Christian University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kentucky Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    400
  2. Black or African American
    107
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Christian University is 58.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2020, 13 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kentucky Christian University is white (102 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), followed by Biblical Studies (15 degrees) and Nursing Administration (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Social workers, all other (238,640 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (237,635 people), Other managers (170,827 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (161,534 people), and Postsecondary teachers (109,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (601,962 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (316,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,732 people), Individual & family services (232,480 people), and Outpatient care centers (201,332 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Christian University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), History (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

65
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
78
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Christian University, which is 0.833 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (78).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.5 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky Christian University in Nursing Administration, which is 34 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from Kentucky Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky Christian University is Female and White (45.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 16.3% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    102 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky Christian University is white (102 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

11.2% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kentucky Christian University is white female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (38 degrees).

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Kentucky Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $682k (10.4%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Kentucky Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $10.6M. Kentucky Christian University employs 17 Assistant professors, 7 Associate professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky Christian University are Female Assistant professors (14), Male Associate professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 10 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Endowment

$6.53M
2020 Endowment
1.02%
growth from 2019

Kentucky Christian University has an endowment valued at about $6.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky Christian University grew 1.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.45M - Federal
  2. $969k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kentucky Christian University received $1.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $969k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.23M
2020 Salaries
6.92%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kentucky Christian University paid a median of $4.23M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($10.6M) and a 6.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.71% decline from 2018 and a 1.33% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.26M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kentucky Christian University paid a total of $1.26M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Associate professor with 7 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 10 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky Christian University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kentucky Christian University.

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