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South University's online programs is a private for-profit institution situated in Savannah, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Savannah makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

208 Undergraduate Degrees
1,364 Graduate Degrees

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South University’s online programs Rankings

South University's online programs holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Where Is South University’s online programs?

Location of South University's online programs

Contact details for South University's online programs are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 888-444-3404

How Do I Get Into South University’s online programs?

You can apply to South University’s online programs online at:

Since South University's online programs has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford South University’s online programs?

79% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At South University's online programs, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,948 a year. That adds up to $35,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South University's online programs is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

South University’s online programs Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,433 Full-Time Undergraduates
81% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,568 undergraduate students at South University's online programs, with 1,433 being full-time and 2,135 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  South University's online programs

There are also 3,336 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,433 full-time undergraduates at South University's online programs, 19% are male and 81% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  South University's online programs

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South University's online programs students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of South University's online programs Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 643
Hispanic or Latino 162
White 535
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 77

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at South University's online programs. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at South University’s online programs

6,904 Took All Classes Online
6,904 Took At Least One Class Online
-11.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at South University's online programs. In 2017-2018, 6,904 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South University's online programs has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of South University’s online programs

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South University's online programs was -11.9%. This is the #95 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at South University's online programs regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at South University's online programs ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Practice #11
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing #14
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #19
Nursing Education #20
Nursing Administration #28
Registered Nursing #50
Nursing #64

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South University’s online programs Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 87 1,004 0 1,091
Registered Nursing 208 0 0 0 208
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 39 152 0 191
Nursing Practice 0 0 13 22 35
Nursing Administration 0 0 33 0 33
Nursing Education 0 0 14 0 14
TOTAL 208 126 1,216 22 1,572


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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