Spalding University

Spalding University

Spalding University is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The roots of the university can be traced back to 1814 when an Academy of Nazareth was established near Bardstown, in Kentucky. However, after several mergers and other events, it came to be known as the Spalding College. The institute was granted university status in 1984, and started operating as the Spalding University. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
  • College of Education
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Liberal Studies
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • School of Social Work

The athletics teams of Spalding University are called the Golden Eagles. Both the men's teams and the women's teams participate in sports including basketball, golf, soccer, and cross country. The university offers financial aid to the students in the form of merit scholarships and loans.

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Contacting Spalding University

Spalding University
845 S. Third Street
Louisville , KY 40203-2188
General Phone: (502) 585-9911

Spalding University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching109education, curriculum and instruction, secondary school administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling65psychology, clinical psychology
Business and Management50business, accounting
Liberal Arts45English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, library science, social services, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36occupational therapy
Family and Social Work35social work
Media10communication studies
Science2biology, natural sciences
Mathematics1mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Religion and Philosophy0religion, pastoral counseling
Fine Arts0fine arts
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Spalding University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18023
Postbaccalaureate certificate23
Master's degree20916
Doctor's degree402
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years03
Associate's degree63
Post-master's certificate11

Spalding University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Spalding University had a total enrollment of 1,695 students (1,490 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 15%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 42%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 21%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 23%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 2%
20-21 9%
22-24 13%
25-29 21%
30-34 16%
35-39 13%
40-49 15%
50-64 9%
65+ 1%

Spalding University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 46 %

Spalding University Room and Board (2007)

Spalding University offers campus housing for 250 of its 1,490 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Louisville, 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.

Spalding University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal442570
SAT Math470520
SAT Writing427470
ACT Verbal1621
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1622

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT10%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT69%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Spalding University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,700
Room and board $ 4,560
Room charge $ 2,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,460
Books and supplies $ 1,620
Other expenses $ 1,596

Financial Aid:
Spalding University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 196000)

Spalding University Faculty

Spalding University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track920
Non-tenured and not on tenure track316

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year5$80,4984$84,577
Assistant professorcalendar year1*4$64,750
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$75,87110$71,831

*: 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 year7$66,1332*
Associate professoracademic year4$58,89612$54,007
Assistant professoracademic year7$48,44124$48,100
All faculty totalacademic year18$57,64538$50,801

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

Spalding University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports91322

Spalding University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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