South University, established in 1899, is a multi-campus institute with 11 different locations scattered in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. South University’s main campus is located in Savannah, Georgia. The university also has an online campus that serves students from anywhere around the globe.
The South University does not offer much in terms of athletics, making it not ideal for those who are planning on using their college education as a stepping stone to a professional sports career. However, student life is pretty rewarding with its Office of Student Affairs offering counseling services, career guidance, and student orientation to ensure that first-time students can jump in at once and join the various social and academic activities that are always happening in the different campuses.
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There are over 51 degree programs available at South University, although program availability varies per campus. These programs are organized under it the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy. Currently the list of undergraduate ad graduate degree programs offered by the university include: Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Professional Counseling, Psychology, Accounting, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Management, Information Systems & Technology, Information Technology, Leadership, Public Administration, Anesthesiologist Assistant, Health Science, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assisting, Physician Assistant Studies, Nursing, Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion, RN to Master of Science in Nursing, Dual Degree: Pharmacy & Business Administration, and Pharmacy.
In addition to the above programs, they also offer Graphic Design associate and Bachelor’s degree programs via their two special campuses – The Art Institute of Dallas and The Art Institute of Fort Worth.
Programs offered via their online campus include Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs in the field of Psychology, Legal & Paralegal, Information Technology, Healthcare, Business, Criminal Justice, and Nursing.
Tuition and fees at South University vary per location and program. The online tuition rates for all undergraduate programs, except the RN to BSN program, are $390 per credit hour. Tuition for the RN to BSN program is $380 per credit hour. Graduate tuition rates for online programs is mostly $540 per credit hour with the exception of the following: Ms in Criminal Justice ($515 per credit hour), Accelerated RN to MSN ($400 per credit hour), and MS in Nursing ($415 per credit hour). Note that the above rates do not include other programmatic fees that may be charged, as well as additional materials that may be needed.
Financial aid is available at the South University, mostly in the form of Federal Aid (grants and loans). Other forms of financial aid applicable at the South University include private loans, scholarships, and Military and Veteran’s benefits. Students from Canada should note that the Canadian Student Loan Program is supported by the university.
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South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Certain programs in select campuses have also received programmatic accreditation and/or approval from the following accrediting bodies: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, American Bar Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).