Kentucky Christian University

100 Academic Pkwy, Grayson, United States
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Overview of Kentucky Christian University

About this school

Kentucky Christian, founded in 1919, is a church-affiliated college. Its 124-acre campus is located in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:602
    • Men:308 Men (51.2%)
    • Women:294 Women (48.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kentucky Christian University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
4
-
History
4
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 Academic Parkway
City, State, Zip
Grayson, KY 41143-2205
Phone
(606) 474-3266
Fax
(606) 474-3155
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 886 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 308 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 578 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
203 (48%) of 423 admitted students enrolled
Women
87 (48%) of 180 admitted students enrolled
Men
116 (48%) of 243 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.16
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
71%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,560 (64.29%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,000 (31.06%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.66%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kentucky Christian University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001965
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
125 (96.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
119 (95.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
119 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
8 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$13,628
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 86 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,282
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 106 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,450
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 119 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
10 (7.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,966

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
485 (95.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
453 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
453 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$14,428
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 325 (71.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,354
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 391 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,518
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 453 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
52 (10.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,313

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,578
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,261

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


34

Part-Time Faculty


30

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


30%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 68% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
72
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kentucky Christian University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


34%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Public administration and social services, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Religion
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,099

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


121 acres

Weather


Temperature
24.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Ashland
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Ashland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


23%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Knights
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kentucky Christian University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, congressional award society, laos protos (social work), herodotus society (history), elevate (musical touring group), student council

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


497

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
602
Women
294
Men
308

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 9.8% Black/African-American
  • 1.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.1% White
  • 18.3% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 3 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


35

Student Resources

Study resources