Southern Virginia University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,280
4.76% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,816
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.72%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
98%
710 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,111
91.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31%
49 Graduates

About

Southern Virginia University is a higher education institution located in Buena Vista city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Virginia University were General Business (37 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (24 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (16 degrees).

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Virginia University. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (147 degrees), 14.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Virginia University is $17,280, which is $-10,000 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Virginia University is $17,280, which is $-10,000 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,816.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern Virginia University was $17,280. The cost of tuition at Southern Virginia University is $-10,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$20,816
2019 Value
4.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,816. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern Virginia University grew by 4.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,733
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Virginia University was of $6,733 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 5.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Southern Virginia University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 99% 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.
7.72%
2017 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Virginia University was 7.72%, which represents 19 out of the 246 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 Virginia University received 710 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 25.7% annual decline. Out of those 710 applicants, 696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98% acceptance rate.

There were 1,111 students enrolled at Southern Virginia University in 2019, and 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Virginia University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
696
Accepted Out of 710

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Virginia University was 98% (696 admissions from 710 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 69.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -25.7%, while admissions grew by 5.14%.

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SAT Scores

37%
Submission Percentage
112
Scores Submitted

37% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Virginia University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Virginia University has a total enrollment of 1,111 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Virginia University is 1,015 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Southern Virginia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 5.76% Two or More Races, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 3.33% Black or African American, 0.63% Asian, and 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (33%) and Two or More Races Female (3.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,111 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Virginia University is 1,015 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Southern Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Southern Virginia University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Southern Virginia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    836
  2. Two or More Races
    64
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    57

The enrolled student population at Southern Virginia University is 75.2% White, 5.76% Two or More Races, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 3.33% Black or African American, 0.63% Asian, and 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 50 students (4.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 12 more women than men received degrees from Southern Virginia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Virginia University is white (147 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Virginia University is General Business (37 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (24 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Virginia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), and History (7 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 Virginia University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (201,553 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (192,607 people), Postsecondary teachers (147,960 people), Secondary school teachers (142,479 people), and Other managers (129,382 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), History (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Southern Virginia University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), History (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Virginia University are Elementary & secondary schools (487,970 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,722 people), Legal services (159,543 people), Computer Systems Design (103,858 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (98,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), History (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Virginia University.
Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Virginia University was General Business with 37 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

78
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
90
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Virginia University, which is 0.867 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (90).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Virginia University in General Business, which is 3.63 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Virginia University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Southern Virginia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Virginia University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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
    147 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Virginia University is white (147 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (10 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    77 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Virginia University is white female (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (70 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Virginia University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.41M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $102k (7.24%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Southern Virginia University had a total salary expenditure of $23.9M. Southern Virginia University employs 22 Assistant professors, 19 Professors, and 13 Lecturers. Most academics at Southern Virginia University are Male Assistant professors (14), Male Professors(11), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Virginia University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Service with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.41M
2019 Endowment
3.03%
decline from 2018

Southern Virginia University has an endowment valued at about $1.41M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Virginia University declined 3.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.3M lower than 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southern Virginia University received $0 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

$11.2M
2019 Salaries
8.25%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southern Virginia University paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($23.9M) and a 8.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.8% growth from 2017 and a 25.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.73M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern Virginia University paid a total of $3.73M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Virginia University were Assistant professor with 22 employees; Professor with 19 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Virginia University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; and Service with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Virginia University was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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