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Union College Kentucky Data & Information Overview

9 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
56% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Union College Kentucky Ranked?

#2,021 Best Colleges in Nation
#26 Best Colleges in KY
General Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Union College Kentucky was awarded 9 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Union College as #2,021 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Union College held the #2,059 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Union College is also ranked #26 out of 38 schools in Kentucky.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Union College?

56% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Union College Kentucky you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 56%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Union College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 475 and 558. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 475 to 558 )

SAT Math Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 480 to 590 )
Union College received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Union College Kentucky  ( 16 to 22 )

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Union College Kentucky Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Union College Kentucky is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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

60% Freshmen Retention
26% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Union College is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Union College Kentucky Undergraduate Student Diversity

868 Full-Time Undergraduates
23.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.1% Percent Women

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?

$20,558 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
$26,136 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Union College is $20,558. 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 +
$15,570 $17,801 $19,476 $39,439 $39,439

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 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,534 a year. That adds up to $26,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union College is 14.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Union College Graduates Make?

$38,076 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Union College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,076 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Union College Kentucky

Kentucky State
868 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Union College Kentucky is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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

30 Majors With Completions
206 Undergraduate Degrees
65 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Union College Kentucky. Of these students, 206 received undergraduate degrees and 65 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 37 $57,226
Business Administration & Management 36 $31,123
Health & Physical Education 36 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16 NA
Marketing 12 NA
General Psychology 12 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
Mental & Social Health Services 10 NA
General Biology 8 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 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

72% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 741 students took at least one online class at Union College Kentucky. This is a decrease from the 797 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 741 272
2019-2020 797 310
2018-2019 812 286
2017-2018 817 332
2016-2017 725 295

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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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