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Fast Facts about UK
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- In fall 2012, 28,928 students were enrolled at UK.
- Undergraduate students at UK made up 72% of the total student body.
- In fall 2012, minority and international students at UK comprised 18% of the overall headcount.
- Women constituted just over half (52%) of the UK body.
- Eighty-nine percent of students attended the University on a full-time basis.
- One in four (27%) UK students came from out of state, mostly from states bordering Kentucky.
- Arts & Sciences was the largest college, enrolling 20% of students in fall 2011.
- In fall 2012, 4,588 full-time students began their college careers at UK, with an average ACT Composite score of 25.5.
- The 2012 first-year class included 69 National Merit Scholars and 427 students who participated in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars and Governor's School for the Arts programs.
- The freshman-to-sophomore year retention rate for the 2011 cohort was 81.3 percent.
- The graduation rate for the 2005 cohort was 59.2 percent.
- In 2011-12 school year, 5,854 students earned degrees from UK.
- Nearly two out of three degrees (64%) awarded in 2010-11 were at the bachelor's level.
- In 2012-13, resident tuition and fees amounted to $9,676 for undergraduates in the lower division and $10,458 for graduate students.
- Tuition for non-resident students was a little more than double that of in-state students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
- The FY 2012-13 budget targeted $335.0 million for Instruction; $278.3 million for Research, and $38.7 million for Student Services.
- UK researchers brought in $274.1 million in outside funding for grants and contracts in FY 2011-12.
- In 2011-12, the UK Libraries housed over 4 million volumes.
- In fall 2012, 12,189 full-time employees worked at UK, including 2,284 full-time faculty and librarians. A total of 7,532 part-time staff and 390 part-time faculty members also were employed.
- The University's statewide mission is supported by over 800 full-time extension employees living and working in all of Kentucky's 120 counties.