South University-Savannah

Tel: (912)201-8000
1,504 students
Private for-profit

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School Highlights:
South University-Savannah serves 1,504 students (78% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
South University-Savannah is one of 2 community colleges within Chatham County, GA.
The nearest community college is Savannah Technical College (1.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South University-Savannah 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 1,504 teachers has declined by 72% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,504 students
1,303 students
South University-Savannah Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,167 students
834 students
South University-Savannah Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 337 students
1,040 students
South University-Savannah Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South University-Savannah sch enrollment South University-Savannah sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 900 students 1,275 students
# Graduate Students 604 students 42 students
South University-Savannah sch graduate South University-Savannah sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
South University-Savannah Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
South University-Savannah Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
South University-Savannah Black (2006-2012)
% White
South University-Savannah White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
South University-Savannah More (2009-2012)
South University-Savannah sch ethnicity South University-Savannah 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. 0.48 0.44
South University-Savannah 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 11% 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 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $5,890
South University-Savannah In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $10,050
South University-Savannah Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 63%
South University-Savannah Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South University's largest campus is located on the south side of Savannah. Located on nine acres of land, the school is convenient to Savannah's bustling midtown section and gives students easy access to the city's vibrant educational and cultural activities. South University's Savannah, GA campus is home to the School of Business, School of Health Professions, and School of Pharmacy. The original School of Business building was constructed in 1979 and then renovated in 2000. Also in 2000, the Health Professions building was opened and houses classroom and lab facilities for the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist Assisting, and Medical Assisting programs. The Health Professions Building also houses the campus library, student lounge, and administrative offices. The campus library houses a large collection that includes an extensive law library. Students may retrieve periodicals in paper or electronic form. The campus library houses a large book collection that includes extensive law, business and medical resources. Students may also retrieve articles in print and electronic formats from its collection of periodicals, many of which are accessible anywhere from on- or off-campus. Some of the sources that make these services available include: WESTLAW, the computerized legal research service; GALILEO, the Georgia network of databases, Ovid Technologies, and LIRN, a Florida based database service. A nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher education, South University in Savannah, Georgia, is authorized under the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to confer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The Savannah campus is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the State of Georgia Department of Veterans Services, State Approving Agency, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,196 per year for in-state students and $5,008 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.