South University, Tampa

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South University is a private non-profit university that offers various distance learning options as well as multiple locations across the United States, including this campus in Tampa, Florida.

The South University Tampa campus, located just 5 miles from downtown, is one of the university’s largest campuses in the state. South University in Tampa offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in a wide variety of areas and fields including healthcare, nursing, business, criminal justice, and psychology. The Tampa campus offers spacious classrooms, a student library with books and periodicals, online journal databases, and access to various multimedia resources.

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, Tampa program information, see here.

South University, Tampa Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (813) 393-3800
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 4401 N Himes Ave, Suite 175, Tampa, FL 33614-7095
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 850
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 9%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 513 (60% 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: $17,014
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,014
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,306

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

South University, Tampa Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at South University, Tampa.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 1234
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Psychology 1
Grand total 1278

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at South University, Tampa 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,014
Out-of-state $17,014
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,819
Out-of-state $15,819

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 18 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 18 95% $9,306
Student loan aid 17 89% $7,461

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 473 87% $6,643
Federal student loans 390 72% $9,757

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for South University, Tampa. 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, Tampa students.

Admissions Considerations

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

South University, Tampa Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 850
Undergraduate enrollment 536
Graduate enrollment 314

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, Tampa Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*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. 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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