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
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,959
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,057 (70% 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:$21,150
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,150
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,695

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southern Adventist University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31510
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs7
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services31
Construction Trades1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields12
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs3595
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Personal and Culinary Services11
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations162
Visual and Performing Arts18
Grand total51910029

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid52899%
Grant or scholarship aid52398%$9,695
Student loan aid28754%$7,712

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,14280%$8,747
Federal student loans1,49956%$9,504

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

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

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment2,959
Undergraduate enrollment2,544
Graduate enrollment415

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 (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • 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

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