South University-West Palm Beach

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,300
9.57% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,553
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
528
83% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
12.5%
2 Graduates

About

South University-West Palm Beach is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at South University-West Palm Beach were Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), General Psychology (3 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (3 degrees).

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South University-West Palm Beach. 88.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 11.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (81 degrees), 2.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South University-West Palm Beach 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-West Palm Beach 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 $21,553.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending South University-West Palm Beach received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South University-West Palm Beach was $15,300. The cost of tuition at South University-West Palm Beach 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

$21,553
2022 Value
23.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South University-West Palm Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,553. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South University-West Palm Beach grew by 23.2%.

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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-West Palm Beach 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

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at South University-West Palm Beach received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.53% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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-West Palm Beach 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-West Palm Beach had a total enrollment of 528 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South University-West Palm Beach is 438 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 83% of students enrolled at South University-West Palm Beach are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South University-West Palm Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.2% Black or African American, 29% White, 20.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Asian, 1.33% Two or More Races, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.379% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South University-West Palm Beach in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.1%) and White Female (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.3%) and White Male (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South University-West Palm Beach in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 528 students. The full-time enrollment at South University-West Palm Beach is 438 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 83% of students enrolled at South University-West Palm Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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-West Palm Beach was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), South University-West Palm Beach 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
    207 enrolled students
  2. White
    153 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    108 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South University-West Palm Beach is 39.2% Black or African American, 29% White, 20.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Asian, 1.33% Two or More Races, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.379% 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 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, 16 students (3.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 127 more women than men received degrees from South University-West Palm Beach. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South University-West Palm Beach is black or african american (81 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South University-West Palm Beach is Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (3 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South University-West Palm Beach, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (157 degrees awarded), Psychology (3 degrees), and Protective 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-West Palm Beach are Registered nurses (1,532,576 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,769 people), Other managers (842,727 people), Financial managers (517,171 people), and Chief executives & legislators (419,662 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-West Palm Beach in 2022 are Health (157 degrees awarded), Psychology (3 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (4 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-West Palm Beach are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at South University-West Palm Beach are Health (157 degrees awarded), Psychology (3 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (4 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-West Palm Beach are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,962,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,038,963 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (623,227 people), Computer Systems Design (581,283 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (559,034 people).

The most specialized majors at South University-West Palm Beach are Health (157 degrees awarded), Psychology (3 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (4 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-West Palm Beach.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 3 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South University-West Palm Beach was Registered Nursing with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

19
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
146
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at South University-West Palm Beach, which is 0.13 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at South University-West Palm Beach in Registered Nursing, which is 0.0941 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at South University-West Palm Beach in Registered Nursing, which is 10.6 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
6%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 6% of students graduating from South University-West Palm Beach completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 6% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 6% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South University-West Palm Beach is Female and Black or African American (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. Black or African American
    81 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded
  3. White
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South University-West Palm Beach is black or african american (81 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

4.24% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    74 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    34 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South University-West Palm Beach is black or african american female (74 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (34 degrees).

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Operations

South University-West Palm Beach employs 11 Assistant professors, 7 Instructors. Most academics at South University-West Palm Beach are Female Assistant professor (9), Female Instructor (5), and Male Instructor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-West Palm Beach are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$4.95M
2022 Salaries
6.64%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South University-West Palm Beach paid a median of $4.95M in salaries, a 6.64% growth 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

$1.64M
Instructional Salaries
18
Number of Employees

In 2022, South University-West Palm Beach paid a total of $1.64M to 18 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% 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
11 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South University-West Palm Beach were Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South University-West Palm Beach were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees, Management with 9 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 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-West Palm Beach was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Instructor with 5 employees, and Male Instructor with 2 employees.

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

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