South University–Savannah Online

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,260
0.48% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$22,654
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
7,575
41.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
2.92%
69 Graduates

About

South University–Savannah Online is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University–Savannah Online were Registered Nursing (533 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (95 degrees).

In 2017, 2,751 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University–Savannah Online. 83.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,357 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $13,260, which is $-7,473 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $13,260, which is $-7,473 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,654.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,260
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South University–Savannah Online was $13,260. The cost of tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $-7,473 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,654
2017 Value
4.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 South University–Savannah Online had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,654. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South University–Savannah Online grew by 4.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University–Savannah Online was of $8,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at South University–Savannah Online received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.74% with respect to 2016, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.7%
2016 Default Rate
1580
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South University–Savannah Online was 11.7%, which represents 1580 out of the 13537 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

South University–Savannah Online has a total enrollment of 7,575 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Savannah Online is 3,120 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,455. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at South University–Savannah Online are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University–Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.5% White, 35.4% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Asian, 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.515% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University–Savannah Online in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University–Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,575 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Savannah Online is 3,120 and the part-time enrollment is 4,455. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at South University–Savannah Online are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

30%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South University–Savannah Online was 30%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), South University–Savannah Online had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,374
  2. Black or African American
    2,680
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    871

The enrolled student population at South University–Savannah Online is 44.5% White, 35.4% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Asian, 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.515% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 304 students (4.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1847 more women than men received degrees from South University–Savannah Online. The majority of degree recipients at South University–Savannah Online are white (1,357 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University–Savannah Online is Registered Nursing (533 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (95 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South University–Savannah Online, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (2,289 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (81 degrees), and Protective Services (61 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Registered nurses (1,360,289 people), Software developers (432,791 people), Other managers (255,651 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,150 people), and Medical & health services managers (178,570 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (2,289 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (81 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), and Legal (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (2,289 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (81 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), and Legal (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,639,750 people), Elementary & secondary schools (617,685 people), Computer Systems Design (538,408 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (389,425 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (368,802 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (2,289 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (81 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), and Legal (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South University–Savannah Online.
Most Common
  1. 533 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University–Savannah Online was Registered Nursing with 533 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 452
  2. 2,299

In 2017, 452 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Savannah Online, which is 0.197 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 116 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.148 times less than the 783 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 783 degrees were awarded to women at South University–Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 6.75 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
2%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from South University–Savannah Online completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 2% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 2% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (10.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University–Savannah Online is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (10.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.45% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,357 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    787 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University–Savannah Online is white (1,357 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

6.87% of degree recipients (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,137 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    688 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    220 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University–Savannah Online is white female (1,137 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (688 degrees).

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Operations

South University–Savannah Online has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, South University–Savannah Online had a total salary expenditure of $121M. South University–Savannah Online employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South University–Savannah Online are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University–Savannah Online are: Office and Administrative Support, with 178 employees, Management, with 98 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

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2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

South University–Savannah Online has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South University–Savannah Online stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17M - Federal
  2. $182k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South University–Savannah Online received $17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $182k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.5M
2017 Salaries
4.36%
decline from 2016

In 2017, South University–Savannah Online paid a median of $43.5M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 4.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.38% decline from 2015 and a 1.04% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$380k
Instructional Salaries
5
Number of Employees

In 2016, South University–Savannah Online paid a total of $380k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.835% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South University–Savannah Online.

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