Southern Virginia University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,858
5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,274
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.06%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99.4%
1,090 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,053
95.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.1%
94 Graduates

About

Southern Virginia University is a higher education institution located in Buena Vista city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern Virginia University were General Business (42 degrees awarded), General Psychology (27 degrees), and Biochemistry (21 degrees).

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Virginia University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (137 degrees), 9.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Virginia University is $18,858, which is $−9,472 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Virginia University is $18,858, which is $−9,472 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,274.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Southern Virginia University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,858
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Virginia University was $18,858. The cost of tuition at Southern Virginia University is $−9,472 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,274
2022 Value
1.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Virginia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,274. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Virginia University grew by 1.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,750
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Virginia University was of $7,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.168% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Southern Virginia University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.89% with respect to 2021, when 90% 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.
3.06%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Virginia University was 3.06%, which represents 11 out of the 360 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southern Virginia University received 1,090 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,090 applicants, 1,084 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,053 students enrolled at Southern Virginia University in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Virginia University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,084
Accepted Out of 1,090

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Virginia University was 99.4% (1,084 admissions from 1,090 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.5%, while admissions declined by −11.6%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2022)
15
Scores Submitted (2022)

4% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Virginia University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Virginia University had a total enrollment of 1,053 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Virginia University is 1,010 students and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Southern Virginia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Virginia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.2% White, 8.93% Hispanic or Latino, 6.17% Two or More Races, 3.99% Black or African American, 3.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.23% Asian, and 0.95% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Virginia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Virginia University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,053 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Virginia University is 1,010 and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Southern Virginia University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Southern Virginia University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    771 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    94 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    65 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Virginia University is 73.2% White, 8.93% Hispanic or Latino, 6.17% Two or More Races, 3.99% Black or African American, 3.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.23% Asian, and 0.95% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 3 students (0.285%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 22 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 (137 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Virginia University is General Business (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (27 degrees) and Biochemistry (21 degrees).

In 2022,  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 English (18 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Biology (29 degrees).

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 Southern Virginia University are Physicians (453,711 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (315,368 people), Other managers (291,260 people), Postsecondary teachers (274,464 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (271,493 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University in 2022 are English (18 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and History (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Virginia University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University are English (18 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and History (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (837,037 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (664,978 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (634,749 people), Outpatient care centers (252,680 people), and Offices of physicians (248,313 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Virginia University are English (18 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (27 degrees), and History (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Virginia University was General Business with 42 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
95
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Virginia University, which is 0.768 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (95).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Virginia University in General Business, which is 1.8 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Virginia University in General Psychology, which is 1.45 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Southern Virginia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Virginia University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    137 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Virginia University is white (137 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    79 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Virginia University is white female (79 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Virginia University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.67M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−17.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Southern Virginia University had a total salary expenditure of 30M. Southern Virginia University employs 18 Assistant professors, 17 Professors and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern Virginia University are Male Associate professor (12), Male Professor (11), and Male Assistant professor (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 46 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Endowment

$1.67M
2022 Endowment
15.1%
decline from 2021

Southern Virginia University has an endowment valued at about $1.67M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Virginia University declined 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.6M 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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Salary Expenditure

$12.9M
2022 Salaries
7.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Virginia University paid a median of $12.9M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($30M) and a 7.59% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.41M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Virginia University paid a total of $3.41M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Virginia University were Assistant professor with 18 employees, Professor with 17 employees, and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Virginia University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Virginia University was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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