South University-Richmond

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,300
9.57% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,126
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
442
69% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.2%
2 Graduates

About

South University-Richmond is a higher education institution located in Henrico County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at South University-Richmond were Registered Nursing (55 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (5 degrees), and Information Science (1 degrees).

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-Richmond. 80.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (86 degrees), 2.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-Richmond is $15,300, which is $359 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South University-Richmond is $15,300, which is $359 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,126.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending South University-Richmond received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South University-Richmond was $15,300. The cost of tuition at South University-Richmond is $359 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$24,126
2022 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South University-Richmond had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,126. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South University-Richmond grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,792
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South University-Richmond was of $7,792 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.62% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at South University-Richmond received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19% with respect to 2021, when 84% 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.
3.12%
2019 Default Rate
310
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South University-Richmond was 3.12%, which represents 310 out of the 9951 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-Richmond had a total enrollment of 442 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South University-Richmond is 305 students and the part-time enrollment is 137. This means that 69% of students enrolled at South University-Richmond are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-Richmond, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.2% Black or African American, 33.7% White, 3.85% Asian, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, and 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South University-Richmond in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (45.8%), followed by White Female (25.5%) and Black or African American Male (6.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.2%) and White Male (15.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-Richmond in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 442 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-Richmond is 305 and the part-time enrollment is 137. This means that 69% of students enrolled at South University-Richmond are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%
2022 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-Richmond was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), South University-Richmond had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    169 enrolled students
  2. White
    149 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    17 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South University-Richmond is 38.2% Black or African American, 33.7% White, 3.85% Asian, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, and 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 75 students (17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 86 more women than men received degrees from South University-Richmond. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South University-Richmond is white (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-Richmond is Registered Nursing (55 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (5 degrees) and Information Science (1 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-Richmond, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (137 degrees awarded), Psychology (1 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees).

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-Richmond are Registered nurses (1,540,838 people), Accountants & auditors (1,083,197 people), Other managers (937,414 people), Software developers (688,263 people), and Financial managers (535,354 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Richmond in 2022 are Health (137 degrees awarded), Psychology (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Protective Services (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Richmond are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at South University-Richmond are Health (137 degrees awarded), Psychology (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Protective Services (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Richmond are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,016,464 people), Computer Systems Design (1,120,448 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,097,651 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (701,821 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (582,477 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-Richmond are Health (137 degrees awarded), Psychology (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Protective Services (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South University-Richmond.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 4 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-Richmond was Registered Nursing with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

27
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
113
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Richmond, which is 0.239 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (113).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Richmond in Physician Assistant, which is 0.308 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at South University-Richmond in Registered Nursing, which is 6.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
8%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from South University-Richmond completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 8% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 8% within 200%.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South University-Richmond is Female and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    86 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-Richmond is white (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    33 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South University-Richmond is white female (65 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (33 degrees).

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Operations

South University-Richmond employs 8 Assistant professors, 6 Instructors. Most academics at South University-Richmond are Female Assistant professor (8), Female Instructor (6), and Male Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Richmond are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, Management, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$4.46M
2022 Salaries
1.03%
decline from 2021

In 2022, South University-Richmond paid a median of $4.46M in salaries, a 1.03% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.15M
Instructional Salaries
14
Number of Employees

In 2022, South University-Richmond paid a total of $1.15M to 14 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-Richmond were Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-Richmond were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees, Management with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South University-Richmond was Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, Female Instructor with 6 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South University-Richmond.

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