South University-Savannah Online

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,500
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,860
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,405
66.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
2.48%
29 Graduates

About

South University-Savannah Online is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University-Savannah Online were Registered Nursing (167 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (67 degrees).

In 2020, 1,967 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Savannah Online. 83.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (921 degrees), 1.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (644 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $13,500, which is $−9,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $13,500, which is $−9,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,860.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending South University-Savannah Online received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online was $13,500. The cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $−9,030 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,860
2020 Value
3.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South University-Savannah Online had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,860. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South University-Savannah Online grew by 3.25%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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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-Savannah Online 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 by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at South University-Savannah Online received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2019, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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-Savannah Online 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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South University-Savannah Online has a total enrollment of 5,405 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 3,575 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,830. This means that 66.1% 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 40.6% Black or African American, 37.2% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 1.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.611% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.1%), followed by White Female (32%) and Black or African American Male (8.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,405 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 3,575 and the part-time enrollment is 1,830. This means that 66.1% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

26%
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-Savannah Online was 26%. 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. Black or African American
    2,193
  2. White
    2,008
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    741

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah Online is 40.6% Black or African American, 37.2% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 1.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.611% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 202 students (3.74%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1307 more women than men received degrees from South University-Savannah Online. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South University-Savannah Online is white (921 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (644 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online is Registered Nursing (167 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (94 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (67 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 (1,534 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), and Protective Services (60 degrees).

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 (1,417,986 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,479 people), Other managers (754,607 people), Financial managers (468,357 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,256 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,534 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), and Business (207 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, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,534 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), and Business (207 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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Most Common Industry

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The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,534 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), and Business (207 degrees).

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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. 167 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online was Registered Nursing with 167 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

330
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,637
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 330 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online, which is 0.202 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,637).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 124 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.164 times less than the 757 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 757 degrees were awarded to women at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 6.1 times more than the 124 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%
100% Completion Time
2%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 1% 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 3% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (6.25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University-Savannah Online is Female and Hispanic or Latino (6.25% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 6.9% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    921 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    644 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Savannah Online is white (921 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (644 degrees).

3.81% of degree recipients (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    776 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    556 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South University-Savannah Online is white female (776 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (556 degrees).

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South University-Savannah Online 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 (NaNM%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, South University-Savannah Online had a total salary expenditure of $55.7M. 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: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 239 employees, Management, with 66 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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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. $18.2M - Federal
  2. $286k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, South University-Savannah Online received $18.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $286k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.5M
2020 Salaries
12.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, South University-Savannah Online paid a median of $32.5M in salaries, which represents 58.3% of their overall expenditure ($55.7M) and a 12.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 30.4% growth from 2018 and a 34.6% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% 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 $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Savannah Online were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 239 employees; Management with 66 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

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