Sullivan University is Kentucky’s largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. We’ll help you choose a degree program, on campus or online. When you graduate, we’ll assist you in finding career opportunities.
A. O. Sullivan and his son, A. R. Sullivan, recognize the need for an institution of higher education devoted to the highest ideals and standards in preparing people for successful careers. They found Sullivan Business College, a one-year school of business, to meet that need.
Sullivan receives authority to award the associate degree.
Bryant and Stratton Business College, whose history dated back to 1864, merges with Sullivan, giving the school a history of over a century of service to the people in the region.
Sullivan makes a major move to its current main campus at the corner of the Watterson Expressway and Bardstown Road. It also changes its name to Sullivan Junior College of Business to better reflect its status as an accredited junior college.
Sullivan opens its first extension campus on the military base at Ft. Knox, KY, serving the military and civilian population in the area.
Sullivan continues its expansion with the opening of a branch campus in Lexington, KY.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools grants accreditation to Sullivan’s baccalaureate program, giving it the same baccalaureate accreditation as enjoyed by major colleges and universities in the 11-state southern region.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools extends Sullivan’s accreditation through the year 2006.
The multi-million dollar Sullivan University Library and Learning Resource Center opens. Sullivan acquires a new suburban campus in Lexington for the 1,000+ students attending the college there, and begins offering graduate degree classes at its Lexington campus. Sullivan University Online establishes an international presence.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools extends Sullivan’s accreditation through 2016.
Sullivan University accepts its inaugural class of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students to provide career opportunities to students and to meet the growing need for pharmacists in the region. To accommodate this new program, an 80,000-square-foot building on nearly six acres adjacent to the Louisville campus was purchased, and a 20,000 square foot, three-story wing was added to meet the unique needs of pharmacy education.
Sullivan University welcomes an inaugural class of 11 students to its first Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Management. The degree allows students to concentrate some of their studies in Strategic Management, Information Technology (IT) Management, Conflict Management or Human Resource Leadership.
In the summer of 2014, Sullivan University welcomed its inaugural class into the Master of Science Physician Assistant program.