South University–Savannah Online
Savannah, GA 31406


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 8,954
Religious affiliation None
Online Only
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


South University–Savannah Online has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of South University–Savannah Online's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 73% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,525 (which is 3.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at South University–Savannah Online in 2016-2017, was 384, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,166 (which is 41.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, South University–Savannah Online has enrolled a total of 8,954 students (7,965 students full-time and 989 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,954 students, 438 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 18% men and 82% women and 5,257 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,697 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 8,954 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 46%

Black/African American: 33%

Hispanic: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 7 largest majors offered at South University–Savannah Online.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 71% 5,636 1686
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 904 226
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 339 87
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 269 75
Psychology 1% 112 0
Legal Professions And Studies 1% 76 18
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 48 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of South University–Savannah Online full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of South University–Savannah Online graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,600. Last year, out of the total 226 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 192 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 280 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 221 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,600 $36,500
Employment Rate 85% 79%
Total Graduates 226 280

Campus Location

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