South University-Savannah

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,920

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,716

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,228

74.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

6.25%

2 Graduates

About

South University-Savannah is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University-Savannah were Registered Nursing (38 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (16 degrees).

In 2017, 505 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Savannah. 73.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (272 degrees), 1.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah is $16,920, which is $-3,813 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah is $16,920, which is $-3,813 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 $23,716.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,920

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South University-Savannah was $16,920. The cost of tuition at South University-Savannah is $-3,813 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,716

2017 Value

7.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South University-Savannah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,716. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South University-Savannah grew by 7.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,297

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Savannah was of $6,297 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

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at South University-Savannah received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.25% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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 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 has a total enrollment of 1,228 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah is 910 students and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.5% White, 35% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Asian, 0.814% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University-Savannah in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (26.3%), followed by White Female (25.8%) and White Male (17.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.4%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Savannah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,228 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah is 910 and the part-time enrollment is 318. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

14%

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 was 14%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), South University-Savannah had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    620

  2. Black or African American

    430

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    75

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah is 50.5% White, 35% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Asian, 0.814% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.244% 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, 31 students (2.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 233 more women than men received degrees from South University-Savannah. The majority of degree recipients at South University-Savannah are white (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Savannah is Registered Nursing (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-Savannah, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (394 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), and Psychology (13 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 are Registered nurses (1,430,342 people), Accountants & auditors (1,123,623 people), Other managers (733,986 people), Financial managers (442,169 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (394,237 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah are Health (394 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), and Business (54 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 are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah are Health (394 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), and Business (54 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 are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,868,250 people), Elementary & secondary schools (975,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (582,824 people), Banking & related activities (521,877 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (518,619 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah are Health (394 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), Protective Services (11 degrees), and Business (54 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Savannah was Registered Nursing with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 136

  2. 369

In 2017, 136 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah, which is 0.369 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah in Pharmacy, which is 0.574 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to women at South University-Savannah in Pharmacy, which is 1.74 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% of students graduating from South University-Savannah completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 10% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (28.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University-Savannah is Male and White (28.6% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    272 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    153 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Savannah is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (153 degrees).

3.17% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    198 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    116 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University-Savannah is white female (198 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (116 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Savannah 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 (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, South University-Savannah had a total salary expenditure of $47.9M. South University-Savannah employs 23 Assistant professors, 7 Instructors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at South University-Savannah are Female Assistant professors (13), Male Assistant professors(10), and Female Instructors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Savannah are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

South University-Savannah has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South University-Savannah stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.75M - Federal

  2. $629k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South University-Savannah received $7.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $629k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.86M

2017 Salaries

1.22%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South University-Savannah paid a median of $5.86M in salaries, which represents 12.2% of their overall expenditure ($47.9M) and a 1.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.56% decline from 2015 and a 12.9% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.39M

Instructional Salaries

43

Number of Employees

In 2017, South University-Savannah paid a total of $4.39M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 74.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-Savannah were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Instructor with 7 employees; and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Savannah were Management with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University-Savannah was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 5 employees.

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

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