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Spalding University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Louisville, Kentucky. The location of Spalding is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

9 Undergraduate Degrees
59 Graduate Degrees
$23,229 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
59% Acceptance Rate

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Spalding University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Spalding is ranked #89 out of 545 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Spalding has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#53 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Spalding.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Other Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Spalding University?

Location of Spalding University

Contact details for Spalding are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2188
Phone: 502-585-9911
Website: https://www.spalding.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaldingUniversity?ref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaldingU

How Do I Get Into Spalding?

You can apply to Spalding online at: https://spalding.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Spalding

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Spalding?

59% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 59%, Spalding does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Spalding submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 585. Math scores were between 490 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spalding University  ( 490 to 585 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Spalding University  ( 490 to 540 )
200
800
Spalding received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Spalding University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Spalding University  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Spalding University  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Spalding University?

$23,229 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Spalding is $23,229. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Spalding, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $5,031 a year. That adds up to $20,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Spalding is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Spalding University Undergraduate Student Diversity

744 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 925 undergraduate students at Spalding, with 744 being full-time and 181 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Spalding

There are also 704 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 744 full-time undergraduates at Spalding, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Spalding

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Spalding University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Spalding Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 130
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 495
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Spalding University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at Spalding. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Spalding University

392 Took All Classes Online
953 Took At Least One Class Online
64.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 953 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Spalding has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Spalding

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Spalding University was 64.9%. This is the #250 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Spalding regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Spalding University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 27 0 27
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 11 11
Elementary Education 7 0 2 0 9
General Special Education 0 0 8 0 8
Secondary Education 1 0 3 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 3 0 3
Other Education 0 2 0 0 2
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 1 0 1 0 2
Business Education 0 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education 0 0 1 0 1
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Art Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 2 46 11 68

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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