South University–Savannah Online

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,324

7.93% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,798

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

8,954

89% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

2%

54 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 (557 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (94 degrees).

In 2016, 2,646 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University–Savannah Online. 82.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,365 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (748 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $13,324, which is $-6,836 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $13,324, which is $-6,836 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,798.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,324

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at South University–Savannah Online was $13,324. The cost of tuition at South University–Savannah Online is $-6,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$23,798

2016 Value

5.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 South University–Savannah Online had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,798. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of South University–Savannah Online grew by 5.47%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at South University–Savannah Online received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2015, when 75% 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.

14.5%

2015 Default Rate

2196

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at South University–Savannah Online was 14.5%, which represents 2196 out of the 15142 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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Admissions

South University–Savannah Online received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 8,954 students enrolled at South University–Savannah Online in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South University–Savannah Online has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at South University–Savannah Online in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South University–Savannah Online has a total enrollment of 8,954 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Savannah Online is 7,965 students and the part-time enrollment is 989. This means that 89% 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 45.8% White, 33% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Asian, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.424% 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 (36.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.2%) and White Male (9.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University–Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,954 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Savannah Online is 7,965 and the part-time enrollment is 989. This means that 89% of students enrolled at South University–Savannah Online are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

18%

2016 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 18%. 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

    4,099

  2. Black or African American

    2,953

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    985

The enrolled student population at South University–Savannah Online is 45.8% White, 33% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Asian, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.424% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 491 students (5.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1702 more women than men received degrees from South University–Savannah Online. The majority of degree recipients at South University–Savannah Online are white (1,365 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (748 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University–Savannah Online is Registered Nursing (557 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (94 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 (1,975 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), and Protective Services (97 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 (1,309,161 people), Accountants & auditors (1,101,790 people), Miscellaneous managers (863,032 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (512,232 people), and Financial managers (438,383 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (1,975 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), and Business (339 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (1,975 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), and Business (339 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Hospitals (1,743,813 people), Computer Systems Design (872,871 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (672,519 people), Elementary & secondary schools (670,791 people), and Banking & related activities (539,202 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Savannah Online are Health (1,975 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), and Business (339 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. 557 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University–Savannah Online was Registered Nursing with 557 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 472

  2. 2,174

In 2016, 472 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Savannah Online, which is 0.217 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,174).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Savannah Online in Information Science, which is 2.5 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 530 degrees were awarded to women at South University–Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 6.79 times more than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

2%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (5.26%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University–Savannah Online is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (5.26% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.7% 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

    1,365 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    748 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    228 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University–Savannah Online is white (1,365 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (748 degrees).

7.11% of degree recipients (188 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,127 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    658 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University–Savannah Online is white female (1,127 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (658 degrees).

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Operations

South University–Savannah Online has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, South University–Savannah Online had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $46.6M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

South University–Savannah Online employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at South University–Savannah Online are Male Assistant professors (2), Female Assistant professors(2), and Female Instructors (1).

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 364 employees, Management, with 122 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

South University–Savannah Online has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of South University–Savannah Online 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $29.1M - Federal

  2. $390k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, South University–Savannah Online received $29.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $390k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$46.6M

Salary Expenditure

$121M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, South University–Savannah Online had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $46.6M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at South University–Savannah Online as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$46.6M

2015 Salaries

1.04%

decline from 2014

In 2015, South University–Savannah Online paid a median of $46.6M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 1.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$431k

Instructional Salaries

6

Number of Employees

In 2015, South University–Savannah Online paid a total of $431k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.923% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

364 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University–Savannah Online were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, 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 364 employees; Management with 122 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University–Savannah Online was Male Assistant professor with 2 employees, Female Assistant professor with 2 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

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

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