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University of Pikeville

The University of Pikeville, or UPike, (formerly Pikeville College) is a private four-year university located in Pikeville, Kentucky. The school was founded in 1889 by the Presbyterian Church and continues its affiliation with the church today. The university is currently part of a state-supported study (Bill 270) which aims to make the school part of Kentucky's state university system.

UPike offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees through six academic divisions and one medical college-the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Campus life is vibrant with over 30 student organizations, intramural sports, spiritual life groups, and more. Total annual enrollment at Upike is about 2,000 students. The University's intercollegiate athletic teams, the Bears, participate in the Mid-South Conference and compete as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the NAIA Division 1 level.

General Information

Admission Office
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501-1194
(606) 218-5251
(866) 232-7700
Fax: (606) 218-5255
wewantyou@pc.edu
Contact: Melinda Lynch
Dean, Enrollment Management
Main Address
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-5250
www.upike.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 771
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 183
Degree-seeking undergrads: 755

Setting
Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $13,750 $14,250 $14,535 $15,250 +4.92%
Books and Supplies $1,600 $2,000 $2,000 $2,500 +25.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,250 $6,000 $6,000 $6,300 +5.00%
Other $4,000 $4,500 $4,500 $5,000 +11.11%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $13,000 $13,500 $13,500 $14,500 +7.41%
Other $4,500 $5,000 $6,000 $9,500 +58.33%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $24,600 $26,750 $27,035 $29,050 +7.45%
In-state Off Campus $32,850 $34,750 $36,035 $41,750 +15.86%
In-state with Family $15,350 $16,250 $16,535 $17,750 +7.35%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 172 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 172 97% $1,917,181 $11,146
• Federal grants 88 50% $361,491 $4,108
• Pell grants 88 50% $285,515 $3,244
• Other federal grants 66 37% $75,976 $1,151
State/local government grant or scholarships 119 67% $521,280 $4,381
Institutional grants or scholarships 160 90% $1,034,410 $6,465
Student loan aid 99 56% $516,310 $5,215
• Federal student loans 99 56% $487,310 $4,922
• Other student loans 3 2% $29,000 $9,667

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 86 63 40
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 14
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 14
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 22
Business Administration and Management 22
Communication and Journalism Programs 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 9
Computing and Information Sciences 2
Computer and Information Sciences 2
Education 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 4
English Language and Literature 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 63 40
Osteopathic Medicine/osteopathy 63
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 40
History 6
History 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 3
Human Services 2
Social Work 2
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry 3
Psychology 5
Psychology 5
Social Sciences 5
Sociology 5
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Art/art Studies 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 51%

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) A

History
History – General B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Social Sciences
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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