Spalding University

country rank  945
world rank  2729

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Founded in 1814, Spalding University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Louisville (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Spalding University (Spalding) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Spalding University (Spalding) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 206 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym Spalding
Founded 1814
Motto Building on Tradition. Focused on the Future.
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 901 S Fourth Street
Louisville (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
40203-2188 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (502) 585 9911
F +1 (502) 585 7158

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 845 South Third Street
Louisville 40203
+1 (502) 585 7111
800 896 8941

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Spalding University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ACOTE
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board EPSB

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Academic Structure


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