South University–Virginia Beach

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,920

1.82% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,554

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

564

70.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20%

4 Graduates

About

South University–Virginia Beach is a higher education institution located in Virginia Beach city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University–Virginia Beach were Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (25 degrees), and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2017, 223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University–Virginia Beach. 79.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (107 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Virginia Beach is $16,920, which is $-8,274 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University–Virginia Beach is $16,920, which is $-8,274 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,554.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,920

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South University–Virginia Beach was $16,920. The cost of tuition at South University–Virginia Beach is $-8,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,554

2017 Value

0.249%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South University–Virginia Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,554. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South University–Virginia Beach grew by 0.249%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,377

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University–Virginia Beach was of $6,377 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.27% 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

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at South University–Virginia Beach received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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–Virginia Beach 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–Virginia Beach has a total enrollment of 564 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Virginia Beach is 398 students and the part-time enrollment is 166. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at South University–Virginia Beach are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University–Virginia Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% Black or African American, 34% White, 9.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Asian, 2.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University–Virginia Beach in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (33.5%), followed by White Female (30.5%) and Black or African American Male (9.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (48.6%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and White Male (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University–Virginia Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 564 students. The full-time enrollment at South University–Virginia Beach is 398 and the part-time enrollment is 166. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at South University–Virginia Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

29%

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–Virginia Beach was 29%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), South University–Virginia Beach 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

    260

  2. White

    192

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    51

The enrolled student population at South University–Virginia Beach is 46.1% Black or African American, 34% White, 9.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Asian, 2.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 133 more women than men received degrees from South University–Virginia Beach. The majority of degree recipients at South University–Virginia Beach are black or african american (107 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University–Virginia Beach is Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (25 degrees) and General Psychology (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South University–Virginia Beach, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (156 degrees awarded), Protective Services (21 degrees), and Psychology (23 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–Virginia Beach are Registered nurses (1,360,289 people), Software developers (432,791 people), Other managers (255,651 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,150 people), and Medical & health services managers (178,570 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Virginia Beach are Health (156 degrees awarded), Protective Services (21 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 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–Virginia Beach are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at South University–Virginia Beach are Health (156 degrees awarded), Protective Services (21 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 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–Virginia Beach are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,639,750 people), Elementary & secondary schools (617,685 people), Computer Systems Design (538,408 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (389,425 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (368,802 people).

The most specialized majors at South University–Virginia Beach are Health (156 degrees awarded), Protective Services (21 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 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–Virginia Beach.

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University–Virginia Beach was Registered Nursing with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 45

  2. 178

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Virginia Beach, which is 0.253 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at South University–Virginia Beach in General Psychology, which is 0.438 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 48 degrees were awarded to women at South University–Virginia Beach in Registered Nursing, which is 8 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University–Virginia Beach is Male and White (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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. Black or African American

    107 degrees awarded

  2. White

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University–Virginia Beach is black or african american (107 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    86 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University–Virginia Beach is black or african american female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (53 degrees).

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Operations

South University–Virginia Beach 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 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, South University–Virginia Beach had a total salary expenditure of $12.9M. South University–Virginia Beach employs 11 Instructors, 2 Assistant professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South University–Virginia Beach are Female Instructors (9), Male Instructors(2), and Female Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University–Virginia Beach are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

South University–Virginia Beach has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South University–Virginia Beach stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.7M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South University–Virginia Beach received $6.7M 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

$4.8M

2017 Salaries

1.78%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South University–Virginia Beach paid a median of $4.8M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($12.9M) and a 1.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.86% decline from 2015 and a 11.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$939k

Instructional Salaries

13

Number of Employees

In 2017, South University–Virginia Beach paid a total of $939k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

11 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University–Virginia Beach were Instructor with 11 employees; Assistant professor with 2 employees; and Assistant professor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University–Virginia Beach were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University–Virginia Beach was Female Instructor with 9 employees, Male Instructor with 2 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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