South University-Savannah

Tel: (912)201-8000
1,529 students
Private for-profit
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School Highlights
South University-Savannah serves 1,529 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
South University-Savannah is one of 2 community colleges within Chatham County, GA.
The nearest community college is Savannah Technical College (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College South University-Savannah 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 76 staff
61 staff
South University-Savannah Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,529 has declined by 67% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,529 students 1,315 students
South University-Savannah Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
South University-Savannah Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,193 students
815 students
South University-Savannah Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 336 students
1,061 students
South University-Savannah Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South University-Savannah Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 627 students 807 students
# Graduate Students 566 students 23 students
South University-Savannah Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% American Indian/Alaskan
South University-Savannah American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
South University-Savannah Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
South University-Savannah Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
South University-Savannah Black (2006-2013)
% White
South University-Savannah White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
South University-Savannah Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
South University-Savannah Unknown (2006-2013)
South University-Savannah 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. 0.61 0.70
South University-Savannah 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-Savannah In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $10,086
South University-Savannah Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 43 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
South University-Savannah % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 52%
South University-Savannah Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,969 per year for in-state students and $6,303 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.