Union College Barbourville

Union College Barbourville

Union College is a four-year, private, Methodist college located in Barbourville, Kentucky. It was established in 1879, and is set on a large campus of 110 acres. Undergraduate degrees and majors, bachelor's degrees, and pre-professional programs are offered to students at Union College. The study areas in which degrees are offered include social sciences, natural sciences, languages, business, performing arts, psychology, and education.

Union College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Appalachian Athletic Conference, and the Mid-South Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs, and they participate in basketball, cross country, swimming, tennis, track and field, golf, and cycling. Financial assistance is provided to deserving students at Union College. Academic and athletic scholarships, grants, and private loans are some ways through which students can obtain financial aid.

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Union College
310 College St
Barbourville , KY 40906-1499
General Phone: (606) 546-4151

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Union College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching252education, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ...
Business and Management36business management, accounting
Liberal Arts14English, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Science6biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering3computer programming
Media0communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Religion and Philosophy0religion

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12124
Master's degree2175

Union College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union College had a total enrollment of 1,368 students (1,326 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 63%
Women 37%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 14%
25-29 21%
30-34 13%
35-39 9%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)6%
Rhode Island1%

Union College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %

Union College Room and Board (2007)

Union College offers campus housing for 352 of its 1,326 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Barbourville, 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.

Union College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380460
SAT Math410490
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Union College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,840
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,840
Room and board $ 5,325
Room charge $ 2,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Union College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 198800)

Union College Faculty

Union College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1412
Non-tenured and not on tenure track72

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$31,1191*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$30,8393$45,732

*: 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 year9$45,5647$45,381
Associate professoracademic year9$42,5854$41,372
Assistant professoracademic year9$38,0257$39,460
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year29$41,46920$41,137

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

Union College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6266128

Union College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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