South University-Columbia

Columbia, SC 29203
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South University-Columbia is one of the twelve private, for-profit 4-year colleges in South Carolina. The campus is located in a suburb, in Columbia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,132 students attend the school. Every year 11% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

South University-Columbia's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,920, and fees were $94. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,920 and $94 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,132
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate9%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 73
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Master's degree 0 13
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.4%

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Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$559/credit
In State Students$559/credit
Out of State Students$559/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$813/credit
In State Students$813/credit
Out of State Students$813/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $25,155 $25,155 $25,155
ADN 70 $39,130 $39,130 $39,130
BSN 125 $69,875 $69,875 $69,875
FNP 50 $40,650 $40,650 $40,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of South University-Columbia's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 85% $5,113
Other Federal Grant 38% $900
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $5,427
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $3,671
Federal Student Loans 62% $6,791
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$18,647
$30,001 to $48,000$22,082
$48,001 to $75,000$25,442
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
South University-Columbia
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203

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