South University-Montgomery

Tel: (334)395-8800
809 students
Private for-profit
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 809 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
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 (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
College South University-Montgomery Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 35 staff
61 staff
South University-Montgomery Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 809 has grown by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 809 students 1,315 students
South University-Montgomery Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
South University-Montgomery Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 542 students
815 students
South University-Montgomery Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 267 students
1,061 students
South University-Montgomery Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South University-Montgomery Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 535 students 807 students
# Graduate Students 7 students 23 students
South University-Montgomery Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% American Indian/Alaskan
South University-Montgomery American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
South University-Montgomery Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
South University-Montgomery Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
South University-Montgomery Black (2006-2013)
% White
South University-Montgomery White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
South University-Montgomery Unknown (2011-2013)
South University-Montgomery Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.46 0.70
South University-Montgomery Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $5,590
South University-Montgomery In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $10,086
South University-Montgomery Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 12 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
South University-Montgomery % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 44%
South University-Montgomery Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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