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 is H councill trenholm state technical college-Patter (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
South University-Montgomery (AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 33 staff 72 staff
South University-Montgomery Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 624 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 624 students 1,650 students
South University-Montgomery Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 28:1
South University-Montgomery Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 356 students 974 students
South University-Montgomery Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 268 students 676 students
South University-Montgomery Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South University-Montgomery Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 353 students 974 students
# Graduate Students 3 students 3 students
South University-Montgomery Graduation BreakDown AL All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
South University-Montgomery Asian (2008-2012)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
South University-Montgomery Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
68%
25%
South University-Montgomery Black (2007-2016)
% White
29%
61%
South University-Montgomery White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
1%
South University-Montgomery More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
9%
South University-Montgomery Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.45 0.56
South University-Montgomery Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,100 -
South University-Montgomery Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
South University-Montgomery In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,360 $8,152
South University-Montgomery Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
South University-Montgomery % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $25,167 -
South University-Montgomery Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,334 -
South University-Montgomery Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 74% 77%
South University-Montgomery Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
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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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,519 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.