South University-Savannah Online

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,500
1.81% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,171
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,195
53.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
2.35%
21 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 (208 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (105 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees).

In 2019, 2,261 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Savannah Online. 84.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,042 degrees), 1.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (676 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $13,500, which is $−8,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $13,500, which is $−8,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,171.

In 2019, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online was $13,500. The cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $−8,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$21,171
2019 Value
5.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 South University-Savannah Online had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,171. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of South University-Savannah Online grew by 5.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,652
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Savannah Online was of $6,652 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 21.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at South University-Savannah Online received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
11.9%
2017 Default Rate
1482
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at South University-Savannah Online was 11.9%, which represents 1482 out of the 12471 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 6,195 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 3,315 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,880. This means that 53.5% 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 40.5% Black or African American, 39.4% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0969% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (38.1%), followed by White Female (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,195 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 3,315 and the part-time enrollment is 2,880. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

32%
2019 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 32%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,506
  2. White
    2,438
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    745

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah Online is 40.5% Black or African American, 39.4% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0969% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 198 students (3.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1559 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 (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (676 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online is Registered Nursing (208 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (105 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (82 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 (1,928 degrees awarded), Protective Services (56 degrees), and Theology (11 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 (1,399,204 people), Software developers (526,445 people), Social workers, all other (219,848 people), Other managers (214,470 people), and Medical & health services managers (168,452 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,928 degrees awarded), Protective Services (56 degrees), Theology (11 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 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, Public relations specialists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,928 degrees awarded), Protective Services (56 degrees), Theology (11 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 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 (1,567,549 people), Computer Systems Design (573,808 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,156 people), Elementary & secondary schools (376,723 people), and Outpatient care centers (293,713 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,928 degrees awarded), Protective Services (56 degrees), Theology (11 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (55 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 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. 208 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online was Registered Nursing with 208 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

351
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,910
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 351 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online, which is 0.184 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,910).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 134 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.14 times less than the 957 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 957 degrees were awarded to women at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 7.14 times more than the 134 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%
100% Completion Time
3%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 3% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 3% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (3.94%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University-Savannah Online is Female and White (3.94% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    1,042 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    676 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    286 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Savannah Online is white (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (676 degrees).

5.13% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    889 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    592 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    224 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University-Savannah Online is white female (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (592 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Savannah Online has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, South University-Savannah Online had a total salary expenditure of $95.3M. 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 199 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

South University-Savannah Online has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 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. $18M - Federal
  2. $245k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, South University-Savannah Online received $18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $245k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.2M
2019 Salaries
30.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, South University-Savannah Online paid a median of $37.2M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($95.3M) and a 30.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 34.6% decline from 2017 and a 4.36% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% 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 $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
199 Employees

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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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