Southern Utah University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,774

3.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,024

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.48%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

72.3%

10,573 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,299

65.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.6%

416 Graduates

About

Southern Utah University is a higher education institution located in Iron County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Utah University were General Psychology (73 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (65 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (51 degrees).

In 2016, 1,778 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Utah University. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,500 degrees), 18.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $5,774, which is $-14,386 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $5,774, which is $-14,386 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 $14,024.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,774

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern Utah University was $5,774. The cost of tuition at Southern Utah University is $-14,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,024

2016 Value

2.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern Utah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,024. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern Utah University grew by 2.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,284

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Utah University was of $7,284 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.23% 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

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Southern Utah University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.64% with respect to 2015, when 61% 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.

5.48%

2015 Default Rate

85

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Utah University was 5.48%, which represents 85 out of the 1552 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

Southern Utah University received 10,573 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 26.1% annual growth. Out of those 10,573 applicants, 7,642 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,299 students enrolled at Southern Utah University in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Utah University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,642

Accepted Out of 10,573

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Utah University was 72.3% (7,642 admissions from 10,573 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 26.1%, while admissions grew by 26.3%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

152

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Utah University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Utah University has a total enrollment of 9,299 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 6,052 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,247. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 5.26% Hispanic or Latino, 1.68% Black or African American, 1.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Asian, and 0.409% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern Utah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (48%), followed by White Female (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,299 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 6,052 and the part-time enrollment is 3,247. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 Southern Utah University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southern Utah University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,995

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    489

  3. Black or African American

    156

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University is 75.2% White, 5.26% Hispanic or Latino, 1.68% Black or African American, 1.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Asian, and 0.409% 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, 761 students (8.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 222 more women than men received degrees from Southern Utah University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Utah University are white (1,500 degrees awarded). There were 18.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Utah University is General Psychology (73 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (65 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (51 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Utah University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (536 degrees), and Education (246 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,990,235 people), Secondary school teachers (327,360 people), Education administrators (279,892 people), Miscellaneous managers (176,675 people), and Postsecondary teachers (151,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (536 degrees), Education (246 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), and History (22 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (536 degrees), Education (246 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), and History (22 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 Southern Utah University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,926,164 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,360 people), Hospitals (175,119 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (115,804 people), and Child day care services (112,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (536 degrees), Education (246 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), and History (22 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 Southern Utah University.

Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Utah University was General Psychology with 73 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 778

  2. 1,000

In 2016, 778 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University, which is 0.778 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,000).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 0.576 times less than the 340 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 340 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 1.73 times more than the 196 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from Southern Utah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Utah University is Female and Black or African American (60% 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, 1.68% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,500 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Utah University is white (1,500 degrees awarded). There were 18.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

4.5% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    845 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    655 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Utah University is white female (845 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (655 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $962k (3.97%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southern Utah University had a total expenditure of $141M. Of that $141M, they spent $51.9M on salaries and $141M on benefits.

Southern Utah University employs 110 Assistant professors, 65 Associate professors, and 51 Professors. Most academics at Southern Utah University are Female Assistant professors (57), Male Assistant professors(53), and Male Professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 98 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 78 employees, and Management with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.2M

2015 Endowment

5.84%

growth from 2014

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at about $24.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Utah University grew 5.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.65M lower than 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. $490k - Federal

  2. $263k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southern Utah University received $490k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $263k 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.

$51.9M

Salary Expenditure

$141M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern Utah University had a total expenditure of $141M. Of that $141M, they spent $51.9M on salaries and $141M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southern Utah University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.9M

2015 Salaries

8.01%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southern Utah University paid a median of $51.9M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 8.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.64% decline from 2013 and a 3.21% 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

$18M

Instructional Salaries

308

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern Utah University paid a total of $18M to 308 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

110 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Associate professor with 65 employees; and Associate professor with 51 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 98 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees; and Management with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Utah University was Female Assistant professor with 57 employees, Male Assistant professor with 53 employees, and Male Professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Utah University.

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