Profile


Facts & Figures

Mission: Kentucky's premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university
Established: 1798
President: James R. Ramsey
Student Body: 21,689 (Fall 2007)
Average ACT: 24.3
Faculty and Staff: 6,138
Alumni: More than 100,000 residing in the United States and around the world
Operating Budget
2005-06:

$867.4 million, including $193.4 million from the commonwealth of Kentucky
Endowment: $796.8.3 million (FY 2007)
Federal Funding: $67.2 million (excluding financial aid)
Athletic Conference: Big East
Mascot: Cardinal

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Student Enrollment (Fall 2007)

Total Headcount: 21, 689
Full-Time Equivalent: 17,214
First Time in College:-Degree-seeking: 2,541
First Time in College-Freshman: 2,506
Full-Time: 16,061
Part-Time: 5,628
Undergraduate: 15,125
Graduate: 4,618
Professional: 1,946
Male: 10,280
Female: 11,409
African American: 2,337
All Other Minorities
(includes Nonresident Aliens):
1,095
White: 16,633
Nonresident Aliens: 1,199
Unknown: 425
In-State:* 17,107
Jefferson County: 10,271
All Other Kentucky Counties: 6,836
Out-of-State: 4,582
Indiana Reciprocity: 1,088
Other Out-of-State: 3,494

* - Indicates permanent residence at time of first admission to UofL.

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Student Classification

Freshman: 4,149
Sophomore: 2,860
Junior: 2,980
Senior: 3,801
Undergraduate—
Non-Degree:
380
Post-Baccalaureate-Degree seeking: 368
Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate: 86
Post-Baccalaureate-Non-degree seeking: 271
Master's: 2,988
Specialist: 11
Post Master's Certificate 6
Doctorate: 1,061
Post-Doctoral: 149
Graduate—
Non-Degree:
403
First-Professional
(Medicine, Dentistry, Law):
1,345
House Staff: 574
Dental—Non-degree 20
Law—Non-Degree: 7
Auditor: 11
High School
(Dual Enrolled):
219
TOTAL: * 21,689

* - Total does not include students enrolled in the UofL/WKU joint engineering program

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Academic Schools and Colleges

Name Dean
College of Arts and Sciences J. Blaine Hudson
Brandeis School of Law Jim Chen
College of Business R. Charles Moyer
School of Dentistry John J. Sauk
College of Education and Human Development Robert Felner
Graduate School William M. Pierce (interim)
Kent School of Social Work Terry L. Singer
School of Medicine Edward C. Halperin
School of Music Christopher P. Doane
School of Nursing Marcia J. Hern
School of Public Health and Information Sciences Richard D. Clover
Speed School of Engineering Mickey Wilhelm
University Libraries Hannelore Rader

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Degrees Conferred 2006-07

Professional: 349
Doctorate: 135
Post Master's Certificate 4
Master's/Specialist: 1,395
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 105
Baccalaureate: 2,328
Associate: 22
Certificate: 38
Total:* 4,373

* - Total includes 5 baccalaureate degrees earned in the UofL/WKU joint engineering program.

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University Libraries

The university has extensive holdings among its seven academic libraries:

  • William F. Ekstrom Main Library
  • Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
  • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Library
  • Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library
  • University Archives and Records Center
Volumes 2,143,282
Serials 39,923

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Budget

Total: $867,465,400
Revenue
Tuition and Fees: $170,296,000
State Appropriations: $193,472,200
Grants and Contracts: $164,454,000
Other (includes clinics, hospital and endowments): $293,325,200
Athletic Revenues: $45,918,000
Expenditures
Salaries: $419,221,500
Fringe Benefits: $100,346,700
Operating Expenses: $224,683,000
Student Financial Aid: $76,773,300
Debt Service: $15,222,000
Hospital: $20,155,600
Capital Outlay: $11,063,400

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Grants and Contracts

Funding Sources Number of Awards Amount Received
Federal Government 273 $77,021,293
Federal Flowthrough 186 $26,937,688
State Government 82 $26,525,010
Local Government 19 $587,626
International 7 $865,517
Industry 42 $3,752,630
Private Nonprofit 119 $8,463,236
Clinical Trials 291 $5,210,121
Total 1019 $151,108,221

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Personnel

  Full-Time Part-Time
  Male Female Minority Male Female Minority
Faculty            
Professor: 396 89 78 46 5 11
Associate Professor: 242 141 96 13 9 3
Assistant Professor: 267 199 141 32 14 6
Instructor: 57 91 39 5 14 0
Lecturer: 0 0 0 4 5 1
Other: 3 0 0 232 210 70
Total: 965 520 354 332 257 91
Staff            
Administrative/
Managerial:
73 39 12 0 3 0
Professional/
Non-Faculty:
648 1,153 336 12 99 14
Secretarial/
Clerical:
52 609 129 22 71 18
Technical: 101 237 74 36 71 25
Skilled
Crafts:
133 6 15 2 0 0
Service/
Maintenance:
189 105 178 165 49 48
Total: 1,196 2,149 744 237 293 105

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Board of Trustees

  • J. Chester Porter, Chair
  • Marie K. Abrams
  • Jonathan Blue
  • Beth Boehm
  • Ulysses L. Bridgeman Jr.
  • Ron Butt
  • Owsley Brown Frazier
  • Brent Fryrear
  • Salem George
  • Margaret Handmaker
  • Grant M. Helman
  • Brian Hoffman
  • Robert Curtis Hughes
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Jessica S. Loving
  • Frank Minnifield
  • Steve Poe
  • William Selvidge
  • Sandra Metts Snowden
  • William Stone

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