Kentucky Christian University

2014 Quick Stats
100 Academic Parkway

Grayson, KY 41143

Phone: (606) 474-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Kentucky Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 574, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 121 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kentucky Christian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 66. Its tuition and fees are $17,418 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of Kentucky Christian University is to educate students for Christian leadership and service in professions throughout the world. KCU is an intentionally Christian environment in which students learn to integrate faith with their academic studies and vocational preparation. Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, KCU offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of disciplines including Nursing, Business Administration, Music, Teacher Education, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Bible and Ministry, Humanities and History. KCU holds regional accreditation (SACS), and professional accreditation for its Teacher Education, Nursing and Social Work programs. The university also is known for its winning men's and women's athletic teams known as the Knights and Lady Knights.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation Christian Church/Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $5,376,766


When applying to Kentucky Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Kentucky Christian University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.2%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Kentucky Christian University is 13:1, and the school has 69.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Kentucky Christian University include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Business Administration and Management, General; Humanities/Humanistic Studies; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 60.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 22%
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 14%
Elementary Education and Teaching 13%
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 13%

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Student Life

Kentucky Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 574, with a gender distribution of 55.4 percent male students and 44.6 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. Kentucky Christian University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 615
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Kentucky Christian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Kentucky Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kentucky Christian University, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kentucky Christian University.

Students who have cars on campus 62%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Kentucky Christian University, 88.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,354.

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Tuition and fees $17,418 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,900 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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