Southern Adventist University (221661)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,980
2.96% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,332
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.24%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.8%
2,490 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,903
79% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.5%
235 Graduates

About

Southern Adventist University (221661) is a higher education institution located in Hamilton County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southern Adventist University (221661) were Registered Nursing (86 degrees awarded), Physical Therapy Technician (17 degrees), and Physical Therapy (7 degrees).

In 2022, 660 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Adventist University (221661). 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (327 degrees), 2.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (144 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Adventist University (221661) is $22,980, which is $−1,016 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Adventist University (221661) is $22,980, which is $−1,016 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,332.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Southern Adventist University (221661) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,980
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Adventist University (221661) was $22,980. The cost of tuition at Southern Adventist University (221661) is $−1,016 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,332
2022 Value
0.85%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Adventist University (221661) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,332. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Adventist University (221661) grew by 0.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,395
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Adventist University (221661) was of $8,395 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.72% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Southern Adventist University (221661) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.24%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Adventist University (221661) was 1.24%, which represents 9 out of the 727 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southern Adventist University (221661) received 2,490 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.1% annual growth. Out of those 2,490 applicants, 1,638 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,903 students enrolled at Southern Adventist University (221661) in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Adventist University (221661) has an overall enrollment yield of 38.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,638
Accepted Out of 2,490

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Adventist University (221661) was 65.8% (1,638 admissions from 2,490 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.1%, while admissions grew by 15%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
255
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Adventist University (221661) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Adventist University (221661) had a total enrollment of 2,903 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Adventist University (221661) is 2,293 students and the part-time enrollment is 610. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Southern Adventist University (221661) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Adventist University (221661), both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.2% White, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Asian, 7.17% Black or African American, 6.37% Two or More Races, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Adventist University (221661) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.5%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (12%) and White Male (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Adventist University (221661) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,903 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Adventist University (221661) is 2,293 and the part-time enrollment is 610. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Southern Adventist University (221661) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southern Adventist University (221661) was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southern Adventist University (221661) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,225 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    739 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    344 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Adventist University (221661) is 42.2% White, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Asian, 7.17% Black or African American, 6.37% Two or More Races, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 11 students (0.379%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 152 more women than men received degrees from Southern Adventist University (221661). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Adventist University (221661) is white (327 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (144 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southern Adventist University (221661) is Registered Nursing (86 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Therapy Technician (17 degrees) and Physical Therapy (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Adventist University (221661), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) are Registered nurses (1,416,002 people), Social workers, all other (181,394 people), Medical & health services managers (171,506 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,262 people), and Pharmacists (136,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) in 2022 are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Health (261 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Health (261 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,571,458 people), Elementary & secondary schools (407,450 people), Outpatient care centers (296,930 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,407 people), and Offices of physicians (217,814 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Adventist University (221661) are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Health (261 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern Adventist University (221661).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Adventist University (221661) was Registered Nursing with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

254
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Adventist University (221661), which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Adventist University (221661) in Registered Nursing, which is 0.3 times less than the 130 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Adventist University (221661) in Registered Nursing, which is 3.33 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Southern Adventist University (221661) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Adventist University (221661) is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    327 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    144 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Adventist University (221661) is white (327 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (144 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    207 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    120 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Adventist University (221661) is white female (207 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (120 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Adventist University (221661) has an endowment valued at nearly $57.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.32%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern Adventist University (221661) had a total salary expenditure of 77.6M. Southern Adventist University (221661) employs 60 Professors, 55 Associate professors and 21 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern Adventist University (221661) are Male Professor (34), Female Associate professor (34), and Female Professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Adventist University (221661) are: Management, with 84 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 81 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Endowment

$57.8M
2022 Endowment
4.81%
decline from 2021

Southern Adventist University (221661) has an endowment valued at about $57.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Adventist University (221661) declined 4.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.1M
2022 Salaries
2.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Adventist University (221661) paid a median of $28.1M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($77.6M) and a 2.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.56M
Instructional Salaries
137
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Adventist University (221661) paid a total of $8.56M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Adventist University (221661) were Professor with 60 employees, Associate professor with 55 employees, and Assistant professor with 21 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Adventist University (221661) were Management with 84 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Adventist University (221661) was Male Professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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