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IPEDS ID: 219240
OPE ID: 00405600
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Kairos University
2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105
General information:  (605) 336-6588
Website:  www.kairos.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  917 (38 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  5 to 1
Admissionswww.kairos.edu/
Apply Onlinewww.kairos.edu/apply/kairos-university-application/
Financial Aidwww.kairos.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.kairos.edu/tuition/net-price-calculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.kairos.edu/about/disclosures/
Disability Serviceswww.kairos.edu/about/disclosures/
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  We steward followers of Jesus who flourish in their vocations for the sake of the world.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
Religious Affiliation
North American Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Continuing professional
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty100
Instructional100
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$3,600
Fees$0
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$3,600
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid100%————
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Institution did not report non-degree/non-certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2022-2023.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not have not have full-time, first-time undergraduate students in 2023-24, so the required cost data were not provided. Therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment917
Undergraduate enrollment38
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment11
Graduate enrollment879
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 39%
25 and over: 61%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 0%
Out-of-state: 100%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 86%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2023-2024): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2023
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants351916
Percent admitted74%63%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%33%0%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--6d-
Category total--6d-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--1d-
Category total--1d-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies0d-65d-
Divinity/Ministry--55d18d
Lay Ministry--11d-
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other0d---
Theology/Theological Studies-10d-2
Category total0d10d131d20d
Grand total01013820
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1968)03/31/2030
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1979)08/31/2031
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/142911.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.7%1.4%
Number in default011
Number in repayment475867
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)