Pikeville College

Pikeville College

Pikeville College, which was founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1889, was then known as the Pikeville College Institute. It separated into the Pikeville College Academy, and the Pikeville College in 1909. The academy closed in 1957. This private college is situated in Pikeville, Kentucky, and offers enrollment to students from more than 30 states and several countries worldwide.

Pikeville College offers associate's and baccalaureate degree programs in various fields of study. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Division of Business and Economics
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Social Science
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine

Pikeville College's athletics department is a member of the Mid-South Conference in Region XI of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Division I. The sports teams, nicknamed the Bears and the Lady Bears, participate in cross country, football, soccer, basketball, bowling, volleyball, baseball, golf, and softball.

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Pikeville College
147 Sycamore St
Pikeville , KY 41501
General Phone: (606) 218-5250

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Pikeville College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management22business management
Education and Teaching20elementary school teaching, middle school teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Liberal Arts16English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling11psychology, community psychology
Science11biology, chemistry
Media11communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy2religion
Art Studies1art studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Pikeville College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10018
Associate's degree193

Pikeville College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pikeville College had a total enrollment of 1,100 students (1,054 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 85%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 30%
20-21 18%
22-24 21%
25-29 16%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

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

South Carolina8%
West Virginia2%
North Carolina1%

Pikeville College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %

Pikeville College Room and Board (2007)

Pikeville College offers campus housing for 525 of its 1,054 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Pikeville College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,250
Room and board $ 6,000
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 4,500

Financial Aid:
Pikeville College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 198000)

Pikeville College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3938

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$56,2497$55,973
Associate professoracademic year9$44,2939$43,652
Assistant professoracademic year5$42,2189$38,804
Instructoracademic year1*8$35,044
All faculty totalacademic year26$48,71833$42,856

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

Pikeville College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-South Conference
Basketball Mid-South Conference
Baseball Mid-South Conference
Track Mid-South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports444993

Pikeville College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

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

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Psychology, General

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Top 14%Pikeville College Salaries of full-time faculty
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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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