South University-Savannah Online

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,300
6.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,569
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,707
66.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
5.59%
10 Graduates

About

South University-Savannah Online is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at South University-Savannah Online were Family Practice Nurse (405 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (77 degrees), and Adult Health Nurse (47 degrees).

In 2022, 1,600 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Savannah Online. 83.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (648 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (569 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $15,300, which is $−8,696 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $15,300, which is $−8,696 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,569.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending South University-Savannah Online received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online was $15,300. The cost of tuition at South University-Savannah Online is $−8,696 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,569
2022 Value
6.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South University-Savannah Online had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,569. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South University-Savannah Online grew by 6.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,792
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Savannah Online was of $7,792 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.62% 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

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at South University-Savannah Online received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.86% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
3.12%
2019 Default Rate
310
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South University-Savannah Online was 3.12%, which represents 310 out of the 9951 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-Savannah Online had a total enrollment of 7,707 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 5,116 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,591. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah Online, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39% Black or African American, 34.4% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.791% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (33.2%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (21.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Savannah Online in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,707 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Savannah Online is 5,116 and the part-time enrollment is 2,591. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at South University-Savannah Online are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%
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 South University-Savannah Online was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), South University-Savannah Online had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    3,009 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,649 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,340 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South University-Savannah Online is 39% Black or African American, 34.4% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.791% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 220 students (2.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,066 more women than men received degrees from South University-Savannah Online. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South University-Savannah Online is white (648 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (569 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online is Family Practice Nurse (405 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (77 degrees) and Adult Health Nurse (47 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-Savannah Online, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,202 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), and Psychology (82 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 South University-Savannah Online are Registered nurses (1,457,824 people), Other managers (203,747 people), Medical & health services managers (199,425 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,286 people), and Police officers (151,504 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online in 2022 are Health (1,202 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Protective Services (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Savannah Online are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,202 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Protective Services (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Savannah Online are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,684,180 people), Elementary & secondary schools (626,608 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (406,302 people), Outpatient care centers (399,877 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (326,721 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Savannah Online are Health (1,202 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Protective Services (41 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 South University-Savannah Online.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 405 degrees awarded
  2. 77 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at South University-Savannah Online was Family Practice Nurse with 405 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

267
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,333
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 267 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online, which is 0.2 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 0.215 times less than the 363 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 363 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Savannah Online in Family Practice Nurse, which is 4.65 times more than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%
100% Completion Time
2%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 1% of students graduating from South University-Savannah Online completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 2% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 3% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South University-Savannah Online is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (20% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    648 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    569 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Savannah Online is white (648 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (569 degrees).

3.25% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    563 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    484 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South University-Savannah Online is white female (563 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (484 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Savannah Online employs 32 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at South University-Savannah Online are Female Instructor (26), Female Assistant professor (7), and Male Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Savannah Online are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 314 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$30.4M
2022 Salaries
4.82%
decline from 2021

In 2022, South University-Savannah Online paid a median of $30.4M in salaries, a 4.82% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.86M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2022, South University-Savannah Online paid a total of $2.86M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.41% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
314 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-Savannah Online were Instructor with 32 employees, Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Savannah Online were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 314 employees, Management with 36 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University-Savannah Online was Female Instructor with 26 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South University-Savannah Online.

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