South University, Columbia

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South University is a private non-profit university owned and operated by the Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. South University has a large online division that offers various distance learning options as well as multiple locations across the United States, including campuses in Columbia, South Carolina.

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.

To see more specifics about South University- Columbia, South Carolina program information, see here.

South University-Columbia Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(803) 799-9082
Website:www.southuniversity.edu/columbia#location=Columbia,%20SC
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:www.southuniversity.edu/admissions/admission-info/applying
Address:9 Science Court, Columbia, SC 29203
Setting:21
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,270
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):7%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:706 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$17,306
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,306
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,152

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

South University-Columbia Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at South University-Columbia.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services212
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Health Professions and Related Programs33452
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service221
Legal Professions and Studies11
Psychology2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total31014113

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at South University-Columbia.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at South University-Columbia and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$17,306
Out-of-state$17,306
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$18,316
Out-of-state$18,316

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2296%
Grant or scholarship aid2191%$6,152
Student loan aid2191%$6,396

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid72978%$5,473
Federal student loans62667%$7,485

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for South University-Columbia. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled South University-Columbia students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

South University-Columbia Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,270
Undergraduate enrollment885
Graduate enrollment385

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

South University-Columbia Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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