Southern Adventist University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

(423) 236-2844

(800) 768-8437

Fax: (423) 236-1844

Contact: Marc Grundy

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

(423) 236-2000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,430


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art A,B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General B
Media technology-web A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General A


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Outdoor education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B


Engineering – General A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Systems B
Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dental Hygiene A
Health System Administration B
Medical Dietetics A
Medical Records Administration A
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy A


European History B
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Archaeology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies A
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious Education B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do 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.

Southern Adventist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (423) 236-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,834
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,916 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $22,520
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,520
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,367

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

Southern Adventist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southern Adventist University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31610
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 31
Construction Trades 1
Education 11126
Engineering 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Health Professions and Related Programs 45106
History 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 52
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 172
Visual and Performing Arts 18
Grand total 81910930

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern Adventist University 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 $22,520
Out-of-state $22,520
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,700
Out-of-state $11,700

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 486 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 484 98% $11,367
Student loan aid 270 55% $8,700

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,187 86% $10,998
Federal student loans 1,330 53% $7,186

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Southern Adventist University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,834
Undergraduate enrollment 2,448
Graduate enrollment 386

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

Southern Adventist University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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