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How Well Is Spalding University Ranked?

2021 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.

Spalding University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Spalding landed the #1,131 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Spalding is also ranked #14 out of 27 schools in Kentucky.

See all of the rankings for Spalding University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Spalding?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Spalding University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 59%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Spalding submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 585. Math scores were between 490 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spalding University  ( 490 to 585 )

SAT Math Scores for Spalding University  ( 490 to 540 )
Spalding received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Spalding University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Spalding University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Spalding, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Spalding University is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spalding University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Spalding University is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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 6% for first-time, full-time students at Spalding, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Spalding

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 925 undergraduates at Spalding with 744 being full-time and 181 being part-time.

Spalding Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Spalding scored 40.39 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.39 out of 100
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How Much Does Spalding University Cost?

The overall average net price of Spalding is $23,596. 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 Spalding

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,351 $20,039 $24,314 $26,581 $28,486

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 Spalding, 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 Spalding, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $5,031 a year. That adds up to $20,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Spalding is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Spalding Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Spalding with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,100 in their early years. That's great news for Spalding students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Spalding University make the most money.

Location of Spalding University

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Spalding University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Spalding are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2188
Phone: 502-585-9911

Spalding University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 23 majors graduated from Spalding University. Of these students, 270 received undergraduate degrees and 321 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 78 $59,000
Health Sciences & Services 39 NA
General Business/Commerce 33 $32,500
Fine & Studio Arts 31 NA
General Psychology 26 $25,000
Biological & Physical Science 13 NA
Accounting 13 NA
Social Work 9 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
Communication & Media Studies 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Spalding University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Spalding

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 2017-2018, 953 students took at least one online class at Spalding University. This is an increase from the 644 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 953 392
2016-2017 644 168
2015-2016 650 113
2014-2015 540 106
2013-2014 447 62

Learn more about online learning at Spalding University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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