South University-Austin

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,920
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,369
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
429
66.2% Full-Time

About

South University-Austin is a higher education institution located in Williamson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University-Austin were Registered Nursing (43 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees), and Information Science (6 degrees).

In 2020, 105 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Austin. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (41 degrees), 1.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Austin is $16,920, which is $−11,480 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Austin is $16,920, which is $−11,480 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,369.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending South University-Austin received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,920
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South University-Austin was $16,920. The cost of tuition at South University-Austin is $−11,480 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,369
2020 Value
8.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South University-Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,369. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South University-Austin grew by 8.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,843
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Austin was of $6,843 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.87% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at South University-Austin received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.71% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
11.1%
2018 Default Rate
1204
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at South University-Austin was 11.1%, which represents 1204 out of the 10867 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-Austin has a total enrollment of 429 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Austin is 284 students and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at South University-Austin are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31% White, 29.8% Black or African American, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Asian, 0.932% Two or More Races, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South University-Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (19%), followed by White Female (14.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 429 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Austin is 284 and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at South University-Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

29%
2020 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-Austin was 29%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), South University-Austin had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    133
  2. Black or African American
    128
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    110

The enrolled student population at South University-Austin is 31% White, 29.8% Black or African American, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Asian, 0.932% Two or More Races, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 11 students (2.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 43 more women than men received degrees from South University-Austin. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South University-Austin is white (41 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Austin is Registered Nursing (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees) and Information Science (6 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-Austin, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (75 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), and Psychology (6 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-Austin are Registered nurses (1,423,132 people), Accountants & auditors (1,080,077 people), Other managers (835,598 people), Software developers (556,520 people), and Financial managers (482,987 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (75 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (14 degrees), and Protective Services (1 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-Austin are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (75 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (14 degrees), and Protective Services (1 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-Austin are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,920,314 people), Elementary & secondary schools (998,125 people), Computer Systems Design (961,993 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (644,303 people), and Insurance carriers (573,306 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (75 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (14 degrees), and Protective Services (1 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-Austin.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Austin was Registered Nursing with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

31
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
74
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Austin, which is 0.419 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (74).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Austin in Registered Nursing, which is 0.303 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at South University-Austin in Registered Nursing, which is 3.3 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% of students graduating from South University-Austin completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University-Austin is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    41 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Austin is white (41 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South University-Austin is white female (29 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (20 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, South University-Austin had a total salary expenditure of $7.99M. South University-Austin employs 6 Instructors, 2 Assistant professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South University-Austin are Female Instructors (5), Female Assistant professors(2), and Male Instructors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Austin are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, Management, with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.86M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, South University-Austin received $2.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.42M
2020 Salaries
12.2%
growth from 2019

In 2020, South University-Austin paid a median of $3.42M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($7.99M) and a 12.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 35.3% growth from 2018 and a 28.3% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$611k
Instructional Salaries
8
Number of Employees

In 2020, South University-Austin paid a total of $611k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-Austin were Instructor with 6 employees; Assistant professor with 2 employees; and Assistant professor with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Austin were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; Management with 11 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University-Austin was Female Instructor with 5 employees, Female Assistant professor with 2 employees, and Male Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South University-Austin.

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