South University-Montgomery

  • 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 624 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • South University-Montgomery is one of 4 community colleges within Montgomery County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to South University-Montgomery is H councill trenholm state technical college-Patter (1.8 miles away).

Top Placements

South University-Montgomery places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South University-Montgomery(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty33 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South University-Montgomery has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South University-Montgomery diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment624 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:128:1
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# Full-Time Students356 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students268 students752 students
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# Undergraduate Students353 students1,004 students
# Graduate Students3 students3 students
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
68%
24%
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% White
29%
61%
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% Two or more races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.450.56
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,360$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,360$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,167$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
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Acceptance Rate74%73%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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