Southern Utah University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,006
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,879
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.35%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.3%
12,248 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,224
65.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.9%
373 Graduates

About

Southern Utah University is a higher education institution located in Iron County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Utah University were General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), Accounting (75 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (73 degrees).

In 2019, 2,809 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Utah University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,860 degrees), 3.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (513 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $6,006, which is $-16,020 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $6,006, which is $-16,020 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,879.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,006
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern Utah University was $6,006. The cost of tuition at Southern Utah University is $-16,020 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,879
2019 Value
1.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern Utah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,879. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern Utah University grew by 1.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,375
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Utah University was of $7,375 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Southern Utah University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.3% with respect to 2018, when 81% 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.
6.35%
2017 Default Rate
99
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Utah University was 6.35%, which represents 99 out of the 1558 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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Admissions

Southern Utah University received 12,248 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.5% annual decline. Out of those 12,248 applicants, 9,596 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,224 students enrolled at Southern Utah University in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Utah University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,596
Accepted Out of 12,248

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Utah University was 78.3% (9,596 admissions from 12,248 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.5%, while admissions declined by -2.54%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
1,779
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Utah University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Utah University has a total enrollment of 11,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 7,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,891. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.9% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Black or African American, 1.27% Asian, 1.23% Two or More Races, 1.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.962% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Utah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.8%), followed by White Female (29.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 7,333 and the part-time enrollment is 3,891. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 Southern Utah University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southern Utah University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,850
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    708
  3. Black or African American
    195

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University is 69.9% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Black or African American, 1.27% Asian, 1.23% Two or More Races, 1.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.962% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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, 1,233 students (11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 423 more women than men received degrees from Southern Utah University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Utah University is white (1,860 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (513 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Utah University is General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (75 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (73 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Utah University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,185 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (97 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Elementary & middle school teachers (108,699 people), Other managers (72,149 people), Secondary school teachers (44,475 people), Construction managers (42,243 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,185 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 degrees), Transportation (37 degrees), and Construction (37 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 Southern Utah University are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,185 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 degrees), Transportation (37 degrees), and Construction (37 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Elementary & secondary schools (251,909 people), Construction (104,593 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,771 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,631 people), and Outpatient care centers (50,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,185 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 degrees), Transportation (37 degrees), and Construction (37 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 Southern Utah University.
Most Common
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Utah University was General Biological Sciences with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,193
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,616
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,193 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,616).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 426 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 0.561 times less than the 759 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 759 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 1.78 times more than the 426 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Southern Utah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Utah University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.14% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,860 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    513 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Utah University is white (1,860 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (513 degrees).

18.3% of degree recipients (513 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,051 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    809 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Utah University is white female (1,051 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (809 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.28M (11%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southern Utah University had a total salary expenditure of $167M. Southern Utah University employs 109 Assistant professors, 77 Associate professors, and 63 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southern Utah University are Male Assistant professors (58), Female Assistant professors(51), and Male Associate professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 195 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 78 employees, and Management with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.9M
2019 Endowment
3.47%
growth from 2018

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at about $29.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Utah University grew 3.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.55M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.12M - Federal
  2. $400k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southern Utah University received $2.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $400k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.1M
2019 Salaries
9.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southern Utah University paid a median of $65.1M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($167M) and a 9.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.1% growth from 2017 and a 1.12% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.1M
Instructional Salaries
334
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern Utah University paid a total of $22.1M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
109 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
195 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Assistant professor with 109 employees; Associate professor with 77 employees; and Associate professor with 63 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 195 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees; and Management with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Utah University was Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, and Male Associate professor with 50 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Utah University.

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