South University-Columbia

Tel: (803)799-9082
1,634 students
Private for-profit

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South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population. The institution offers focused curricula at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
School Highlights:
South University-Columbia serves 1,634 students (69% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
South University-Columbia is one of 3 community colleges within Richland County, SC.
The nearest community college is Centura College-Columbia (1.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South University-Columbia Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,634 teachers has grown by 102% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,634 students
1,303 students
South University-Columbia Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,126 students
834 students
South University-Columbia Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 508 students
1,040 students
South University-Columbia Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South University-Columbia sch enrollment South University-Columbia sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 1,123 students 1,275 students
# Graduate Students 511 students 42 students
South University-Columbia sch graduate South University-Columbia sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
6% 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
South University-Columbia Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
South University-Columbia Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
66%
11%
South University-Columbia Black (2006-2012)
% White
20%
66%
South University-Columbia White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
6% 2%
South University-Columbia sch ethnicity South University-Columbia sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.44
South University-Columbia Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $5,890
South University-Columbia In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $10,050
South University-Columbia Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 49%
78%
South University-Columbia Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon's Practical Business College in Savannah, GA. Since its humble beginnings, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a four-year, SACS-accredited University offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs with campus locations in Savannah, GA, Columbia, SC, Montgomery, AL, Tampa, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Today, South University continues to build on its more than a century of academic excellence by continuing to be a recognized innovator in higher education. With the introduction of South University Online, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master's degree programs ranging from Criminal Justice to an MBA. South University offers a wide range of educational programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Programs are offered in Accounting, Allied Health Science, Anesthesiologist Assistant, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Health Science, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Paralegal Studies, Pharmacy, Physical Therapist Assisting, Physician Assistant, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies and Professional Counseling. South University's Columbia campus is nestled in the historic district of Eau Claire, just minutes north of downtown and South Carolina's state capitol building. South University's Columbia campus provides classroom and student service areas and is equipped with computer labs and medical laboratories for use by students. The library houses a large collection that includes an extensive law library. Students may retrieve periodicals in paper or electronic form. Students may also access several commercial on-line services including WESTLAW, the computerized legal research service; LIRN; SearchBank; Infotract; and UMI ProQuest, and the Electronic Library. Internet access is available on all computers throughout the campus. South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Level V institution eligible to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,744 per year for in-state students and $9,275 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.