South University-Austin

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,920
1.98% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,396
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
426
74.2% Full-Time

About

South University-Austin is a higher education institution located in Williamson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South University-Austin were Registered Nursing (15 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (6 degrees), and General Psychology (5 degrees).

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Austin. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (41 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Austin is $16,920, which is $-8,274 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Austin is $16,920, which is $-8,274 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,396.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,920
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South University-Austin was $16,920. The cost of tuition at South University-Austin is $-8,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$23,396
2017 Value
1.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 South University-Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,396. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South University-Austin grew by 1.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,377
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Austin was of $6,377 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.27% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at South University-Austin received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 16.1% with respect to 2016, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.7%
2016 Default Rate
1580
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South University-Austin was 11.7%, which represents 1580 out of the 13537 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

South University-Austin has a total enrollment of 426 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Austin is 316 students and the part-time enrollment is 110. This means that 74.2% of students enrolled at South University-Austin are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.7% White, 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 22.3% Black or African American, 3.05% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.469% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at South University-Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (26.6%), followed by White Female (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (18.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 426 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Austin is 316 and the part-time enrollment is 110. This means that 74.2% of students enrolled at South University-Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

37%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South University-Austin was 37%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), South University-Austin had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    152
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    146
  3. Black or African American
    95

The enrolled student population at South University-Austin is 35.7% White, 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 22.3% Black or African American, 3.05% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.469% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8 students (1.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 38 more women than men received degrees from South University-Austin. The majority of degree recipients at South University-Austin are white (41 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Austin is Registered Nursing (15 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (6 degrees) and General Psychology (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-Austin, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (64 degrees awarded), Legal (2 degrees), and Psychology (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Registered nurses (1,360,289 people), Software developers (432,791 people), Other managers (255,651 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,150 people), and Medical & health services managers (178,570 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (64 degrees awarded), Legal (2 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Protective Services (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (64 degrees awarded), Legal (2 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Protective Services (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South University-Austin are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,639,750 people), Elementary & secondary schools (617,685 people), Computer Systems Design (538,408 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (389,425 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (368,802 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Austin are Health (64 degrees awarded), Legal (2 degrees), Psychology (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Protective Services (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South University-Austin.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Austin was Registered Nursing with 15 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 24
  2. 62

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Austin, which is 0.387 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (62).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Austin in Physical Therapy Technician, which is 0.727 times less than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to women at South University-Austin in Mental Health Counseling, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South University-Austin is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    41 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Austin is white (41 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South University-Austin is white female (28 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (14 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, South University-Austin had a total salary expenditure of $10.3M. South University-Austin employs 4 Instructors, 2 Assistant professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South University-Austin are Female Instructors (4), Female Assistant professors(2), and Male Instructors (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Austin are: Management, with 13 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

South University-Austin has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South University-Austin stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.99M - Federal
  2. $11.7k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South University-Austin received $2.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.14M
2017 Salaries
8.32%
growth from 2016

In 2017, South University-Austin paid a median of $3.14M in salaries, which represents 30.4% of their overall expenditure ($10.3M) and a 8.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.1% growth from 2015 and a 25.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$490k
Instructional Salaries
6
Number of Employees

In 2017, South University-Austin paid a total of $490k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
4 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-Austin were Instructor with 4 employees; Assistant professor with 2 employees; and Assistant professor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Austin were Management with 13 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University-Austin was Female Instructor with 4 employees, Female Assistant professor with 2 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South University-Austin.

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