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Union College Kentucky Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Union College Kentucky? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Union College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Union College Kentucky Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Union College Kentucky was awarded 18 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing.

Overall Quality

Union College landed the #2,383 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Union College also holds the #36 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Union College?

Acceptance Rate

Union College Kentucky has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Union College.

Average Test Scores

Union College received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 17 to 22 )

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Union College Kentucky Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Union College Kentucky, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Union College Kentucky is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Union College Kentucky

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Union College Kentucky this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 19% for first-time, full-time students at Union College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100

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Union College Kentucky Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 945 undergraduates at Union College with 868 being full-time and 77 being part-time.

How Much Does Union College Kentucky Cost?

The overall average net price of Union College is $21,771. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Union College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,307 $17,932 $19,693 $38,488 $38,488

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Union College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union College, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,256 a year. That adds up to $25,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union College is 15.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Union College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Union College make about $32,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Union College Kentucky make the most money.

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Location of Union College Kentucky

Union College Kentucky is a private not-for-profit institution located in Barbourville, Kentucky. The surrounding location of Barbourville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Union College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906-1499
Phone: 606-546-4151

Union College Kentucky Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Union College Kentucky. Of these students, 231 received undergraduate degrees and 73 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 52 $55,964
Business Administration & Management 41 $29,250
Health & Physical Education 21 NA
General Psychology 16 $25,967
Accounting 11 NA
Marketing 10 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 NA
Mental & Social Health Services 10 NA
Allied Health Professions 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Union College Kentucky along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Union College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 797 students took at least one online class at Union College Kentucky. This is a decrease from the 812 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 797 310
2018-2019 812 286
2017-2018 817 332
2016-2017 725 295
2015-2016 632 273

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Notes and References


*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.


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