Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University (KCU) is a Christian university in Grayson, Kentucky that was founded on December, 1919 by J. W. Lusby and J. O. Snodgrass. The institute was formerly known as the Christian Normal Institute. Initially, the school included a program for training public school teachers. Later its emphasis was redirected toward educating students for the Christian community.

The U.S. News and World Report recognizes KCU as among the best 50 comprehensive baccalaureate level universities in the South. The university encompasses eight schools.

  • Graduate School
  • Keeran School of Education
  • Sack School of Bible and Ministry
  • School of Art and Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work and Human Services

The athletic teams of Kentucky Christian University are known as the Knights. The alumni include notable contemporary Christian music groups such as the Audio Adrenaline and Bleach.

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Kentucky Christian University
100 Academic Pky
Grayson , KY 41143-1199
General Phone: (606) 474-3000

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Kentucky Christian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy35bible studies, religious music, theological and ministerial studies, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Education and Teaching24elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, music teaching, social studies teaching
Liberal Arts19humanities, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14registered nursing
Business and Management11business management
Therapy and Counseling5counseling psychology
Family and Social Work5social work
Music1music performance, music management

Number of programs and degrees for Kentucky Christian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10720
Master's degree71

Kentucky Christian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kentucky Christian had a total enrollment of 632 students (581 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 37%
20-21 28%
22-24 19%
25-29 4%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)7%
West Virginia6%
New Mexico1%
North Carolina1%

Kentucky Christian Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Kentucky Christian Room and Board (2007)

Kentucky Christian offers campus housing for 456 of its 581 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Grayson, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Kentucky Christian Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380550
SAT Math400530
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1822
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT15%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT75%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kentucky Christian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,608
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,608
Room and board $ 5,298
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 4,046

Financial Aid:
Kentucky Christian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 196500)

Kentucky Christian Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2210

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$45,7744$47,402
Associate professoracademic year2*1*
Assistant professoracademic year6$37,3664$38,858
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year20$42,0989$43,097

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kentucky Christian Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-South Conference

Kentucky Christian Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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