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South University


South University (SU) is a system of schools located throughout the United States that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a number of different fields. Originally founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1899 as Draughon's Practical Business College, the school has expanded to include 11 campus locations and two learning sites in nine different states. Additionally, SU boasts a robust online campus. South University has seven distinct colleges within its system -- College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing and Public Health, College of Theology, School of Pharmacy, and College of Art & Design. Students receive associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees upon graduation.

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.

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  • 11 campus locations and two learning sites in nine different states
  • Seven distinct colleges with numerous concentrations
  • Fully online and campus-based programs
  • Awards associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees
  • Career services available


The faculty members at South University are committed to the development of all their students, both personally and intellectually. Most instructors bring real-world professional experience with them to the classroom. Degree programs combine applicable experience and relevant coursework that is designed to push each student to their highest potential.

Student Life

Some South University campus locations may offer on-campus student housing. New students are encouraged to attend the university's orientation program prior to attending their first day of class. SU provides flexible scheduling options including several fully online programs that can be taken from anywhere with an internet connection. Online students have access to the school's online communities, tutoring services, and online library. A number of student activities and organizations are available both online and on-campus. The Career Services Department is available to help students create resumes, prepare for interviews, and assist with job search techniques. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/
  2. Academics, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/Academics
  3. Areas of Study, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/Areas-Of-Study
  4. Online Programs, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/Online
  5. About South University, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/online/WhoWeAre/About
  6. Student Affairs, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/online/WhoWeAre/Student-Affairs
  7. History, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/online/WhoWeAre/About/history-of-south-university
  8. Accreditation and Licensing, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/online/WhoWeAre/About/accreditation-licensing
  9. Tuition cost and campuses, South University, https://www.southuniversity.edu/programs-info

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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