South University-Montgomery

5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery
AL, 36116-1120
Tel: (334)395-8800
744 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. To achieve this purpose, the institution offers focused and balanced curricula at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
School Highlights:
South University-Montgomery serves 744 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
South University-Montgomery is one of 5 community colleges within Montgomery County, AL.
The nearest community college is H councill trenholm state technical college-Patter (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South University-Montgomery 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 744 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment
744 students
1,287 students
South University-Montgomery Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
431 students
832 students
South University-Montgomery Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 313 students
1,021 students
South University-Montgomery Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South University-Montgomery sch enrollment South University-Montgomery sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 649 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 95 students 42 students
South University-Montgomery sch graduate South University-Montgomery sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
South University-Montgomery Asian (2007-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
South University-Montgomery Hispanic (2008-2011)
% Black
59%
12%
South University-Montgomery Black (2006-2012)
% White
38%
66%
South University-Montgomery White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
South University-Montgomery More (2010-2012)
South University-Montgomery sch ethnicity South University-Montgomery 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. 0.51 0.45
South University-Montgomery Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $5,845
South University-Montgomery In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $10,047
South University-Montgomery Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 74%
78%
South University-Montgomery Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The educational foundations of South University were laid in 1899 in Savannah, Georgia. Founded as Draughon's Practical Business College by Dr. John H. Draughon, the school was created to educate young men and women on the practical aspects of business. Over the next 75 years, the school's reputation continued to grow and develop as hundreds of promising students graduated and became respected business professionals. The academic programs and services are offered at our campuses in Savannah, GA; Montgomery, AL; West Palm Beach, FL; and Columbia, SC. South University offers a wide range of educational programs on the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. All programs are not available at every campus. A broad-based core curriculum is offered, promoting critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, and skills for life-long learning. Additionally, the university focuses on developing the requisites to pursue and appreciate knowledge. South University's approach to higher education and the resulting varied academic experiences provide students with the intellectual acumen and pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment. South University attempts to provide a comprehensive education that instills within its students a philosophy that values not only learning and professionalism but also contribution and commitment to the advancement of community. South University's Montgomery campus is located on the rapidly growing east side of Alabama's capital city. As the state capital, Montgomery is a hub of government, banking, and law, as well as a state center for culture and entertainment. Montgomery is situated in the middle of the southeastern U.S., and is less than a three-hour drive from Atlanta, Birmingham, and the Gulf of Mexico.

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For Montgomery public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,240 per year for in-state students and $5,856 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,273 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Montgomery 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Montgomery is H councill trenholm state technical college-Patter. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.