Since its start in 1962, Sullivan University has advanced the professional development objectives of college students through both academic and experiential learning methodologies, living up to its motto as 'Kentucky's Career University'. From Business and Information Technology to Pharmacy, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management, the degree programs at Sullivan specialize in marketable fields, where students can acquire and apply critical thinking skills and the latest industry knowledge from experienced faculty, in small class sizes, through flexible schedules, at a locked-in tuition rate. From its state-of-the-art Global Online Learning platform to convenient day/evening classroom instruction options to hybrid weekend programs (where students can commute to campus three weekends per term, with the remaining classes completed online), Sullivan University offers innovative pathways to degree completion. Sullivan enables students to succeed at a pace that fits their goals, at a time/place that fits their schedule, in programs that advance careers and change lives. It is not surprising that their patriarch, Chancellor A.R. Sullivan, has met every graduate.
From its humble beginnings as a small local business school to becoming the largest private university in the state of Kentucky, with hundreds of international students from over 30 countries, Sullivan University has developed into a renowned multi-campus university system (with locations in Louisville, Lexington, and Fort Knox), and a rich 50+ year tradition of academic excellence, lifelong learning, and career service. From its National Center for Hospitality Studies to innovative graduate programs that require hands-on experiential management education (Master of Science in Managing Information Technology and Executive Master of Business Administration), Sullivan University offers the combined value propositions of academic instruction, accelerated degree completion, and real-world career application. With a commitment to high standards, Sullivan is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Sullivan's stair-step academic approach (Associate to Bachelor to Master to PhD), ensures that international students can progress with success academically in as little as 18 months per degree. In addition, international students can then seamlessly pivot to full time employment through Optional Practical Training (U.S. work authorization for a minimum term of one year, if accepted) after each degree is completed. Sullivan University provides the optimal academic solution for students to achieve their ultimate goal of a promising, fulfilling professional career. For domestic students, according to Glenn D. Sullivan, the President of Sullivan University, "You can earn a career diploma or certificate in a year or less and then accept employment while still being able to complete your study."
This adaptive, innovative, career-centered approach is why 450 international students, across varied educational and cultural backgrounds, turn to Sullivan University to gain vital skills to launch their dreams. This continuous infusion of high-caliber international students to Sullivan University has enhanced the cross-cultural dynamic in the classroom, and expanded its impact globally. As more Sullivan graduates go on to successful careers for leading national and multinational organizations throughout the world, they take pride in their alumni as ambassadors for Sullivan University. To attract new students to take the place of their graduates, over 30 individual scholarships are offered.
The main campus of Sullivan University, and primary location of its international students, is conveniently positioned in the vibrant city of Louisville, Kentucky. With a metropolitan population of over 1 million residents, Louisville enjoys regional proximity to larger cities like Nashville, Chicago, Indianapolis, and others, but with a unique, livable, river city appeal. Louisville enjoys a high quality of life, low cost of living, one of the fastest growing international populations in the United States (doubling in the past 10 years), and diverse multinational employer base (from General Electric to Ford to Humana to Yum Brands - KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut). Home to the most legendary horse race in the world (Kentucky Derby) and perhaps the most famous athlete in history (Mohammed Ali), Louisville is a city where anybody, from anywhere in the world, can be a champion. Sullivan fits perfectly in Louisville.
The other Sullivan campus option for international students is located one hour east of Louisville, in the city of Lexington. With a population half the size of Louisville, Lexington takes pride in its natural beauty, small city feel, and recognition as the horse capital of the world. International students can enroll at either campus location, and receive the same high-standard academic rigor and career focus. Whether in Louisville or Lexington, Sullivan University is uniquely positioned in the heart of the United States.
Dr. Tim Swenson, the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Sullivan University, recently said, "We offer a dual management, quantitative to infuse analytical, statistical qualities and instill qualitative elements which bind an organization into one, and manage conflict." It is this holistic approach that, by infusing both theory and practicality into high-impact relevant disciplines, fully equips Sullivan graduates to turn their degrees into careers.