Southern Utah University

Add Comparison

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,918

2.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,451

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.92%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

75.8%

11,693 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,468

68.5% 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 Biological Sciences (74 degrees awarded), General Psychology (68 degrees), and Registered Nursing (67 degrees).

In 2017, 2,218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Utah University. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,818 degrees), 14.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $5,918, which is $-14,815 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $5,918, which is $-14,815 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,451.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,918

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern Utah University was $5,918. The cost of tuition at Southern Utah University is $-14,815 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Southern Utah University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$14,451

2017 Value

3.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern Utah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,451. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern Utah University grew by 3.04%.

This chart compares the average net price of Southern Utah University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Southern Utah University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Southern Utah University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Southern Utah University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

5.92%

2016 Default Rate

91

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Utah University was 5.92%, which represents 91 out of the 1536 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

Southern Utah University received 11,693 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 11,693 applicants, 8,863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,468 students enrolled at Southern Utah University in 2017, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Utah University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,863

Accepted Out of 11,693

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Utah University was 75.8% (8,863 admissions from 11,693 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions grew by 16%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Southern Utah University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

171

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Utah University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Southern Utah University has a total enrollment of 9,468 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 6,485 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,983. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 5.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Black or African American, 1.24% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.232% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern Utah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (43.7%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,468 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 6,485 and the part-time enrollment is 2,983. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Southern Utah University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Southern Utah University was 71%. 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.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Southern Utah University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,177

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    543

  3. Black or African American

    178

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University is 75.8% White, 5.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Black or African American, 1.24% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.232% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 659 students (6.96%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2017, 366 more women than men received degrees from Southern Utah University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Utah University are white (1,818 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Utah University is General Biological Sciences (74 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (68 degrees) and Registered Nursing (67 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 (84 degrees awarded), Education (419 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (637 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 (1,952,216 people), Secondary school teachers (311,911 people), Education administrators (269,009 people), Other managers (132,668 people), and Special education teachers (119,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Education (419 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (637 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Agriculture (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Southern Utah University are Surgeons, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Education (419 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (637 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Agriculture (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 (2,846,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (276,132 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (181,949 people), Child day care services (119,819 people), and Construction (88,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Human Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Education (419 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (637 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Agriculture (32 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Utah University was General Biological Sciences with 74 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Southern Utah University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 926

  2. 1,292

In 2017, 926 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University, which is 0.717 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,292).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Southern Utah University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 220 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 0.528 times less than the 417 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 417 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 1.9 times more than the 220 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

35%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Southern Utah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,818 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    126 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Utah University is white (1,818 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

5.68% of degree recipients (126 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,082 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    736 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Utah University is white female (1,082 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (736 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.28M (12%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southern Utah University had a total expenditure of $142M. Of that $142M, they spent $56.5M on salaries and $142M on benefits.

Southern Utah University employs 115 Assistant professors, 65 Associate professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at Southern Utah University are Female Assistant professors (58), Male Assistant professors(57), and Male Associate 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 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 78 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.3M

2017 Endowment

7.67%

growth from 2016

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at about $27.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Utah University grew 7.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Southern Utah University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.41M - Federal

  2. $167k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southern Utah University received $1.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $167k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

$56.5M

Salary Expenditure

$142M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Southern Utah University had a total expenditure of $142M. Of that $142M, they spent $56.5M on salaries and $142M on benefits.

The bar chart shows the share of the primary expenses at Southern Utah University over time, and the line chart shows the expenditure for solely salaries and benefits over time compared to the median for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenditure by Category

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$56.5M

2017 Salaries

1.12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southern Utah University paid a median of $56.5M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($142M) and a 1.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.61% growth from 2015 and a 8.01% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$18.5M

Instructional Salaries

303

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern Utah University paid a total of $18.5M to 303 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

115 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Assistant professor with 115 employees; Associate professor with 65 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 137 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees; and Management with 73 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Utah University was Female Assistant professor with 58 employees, Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Male Associate professor with 46 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart