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IPEDS ID: 157818
OPE ID: 00198700
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Transylvania University
300 N Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-1797
General information:  (859) 233-8300
Website:  www.transy.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  966 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty8221
Instructional8221
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$33,360$34,370$35,830$37,2904.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,300$9,560$9,860$10,1603.0%
Other$2,100$2,100$2,100$2,1000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,300$9,560$9,860$10,1603.0%
Other$2,100$2,100$2,100$2,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,850$2,850$2,850$2,8500.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$45,760$47,030$48,790$50,5503.6%
Off Campus$45,760$47,030$48,790$50,5503.6%
Off Campus with Family$37,210$38,220$39,680$41,1403.7%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1242100%————
Grant or scholarship aid242100%$5,314,358$21,960
Federal grants6326%$303,089$4,811
Pell grants6326%$261,589$4,152
Other federal grants4820%$41,500$865
State/local government grant or scholarships17874%$739,935$4,157
Institutional grants or scholarships242100%$4,271,334$17,650
Student loan aid16568%$1,056,196$6,401
Federal student loans16568%$887,822$5,381
Other student loans156%$168,374$11,225
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid194798%$21,928,452$23,156
Pell grants19821%$795,466$4,018
Federal student loans54957%$3,664,936$6,676
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$23,259$23,685$26,454
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$16,283$15,242$19,832
$30,001 – $48,000$17,113$16,844$22,006
$48,001 – $75,000$20,876$19,447$20,226
$75,001 – $110,000$22,970$23,982$25,986
$110,001 and more$26,790$27,516$30,519
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)966
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment13
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,567602965
Percent admitted95%94%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 67%
6-year: 73%
8-year: 73%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 69%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 76%
Female: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19
Neuroscience10
Category total29
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting19
Business/Commerce, General21
Category total40
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10
Category total10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General3
Category total3
Education
Art Teacher Education0
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Elementary Education and Teaching5
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0
Music Teacher Education1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education0
Category total6
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General4
Category total4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
French Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature2
Category total5
History
History, General7
Category total7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4
Category total4
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7
Category total7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other10
Category total10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27
Category total27
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0
Religion/Religious Studies0
Category total0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General12
Physics, General4
Category total16
Psychology
Psychology, General21
Category total21
Social Sciences
Anthropology6
Economics, General1
International Relations and Affairs6
Political Science and Government, General4
Social Sciences, Other0
Sociology0
Sociology and Anthropology0
Category total17
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5
Fine/Studio Arts, General2
Music Performance, General1
Music Technology1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0
Category total10
Grand total216
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $20,897
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1714
Field Hockey18
Golf138
Lacrosse3616
Soccer4123
Softball21
Swimming717
Tennis910
Track and Field, Indoor1515
Track and Field, Outdoor1516
Track and Field, X-Country1010
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1915 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations210
Liquor law violations665
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape661
Fondling311
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary794
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape421
Fondling301
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary493
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.6%2.9%2.6%
Number in default776
Number in repayment265237230
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)