Southern Utah University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,006
2022 Average Net Price
$12,681
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
18,570 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,330
59.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47%
600 Graduates

About

Southern Utah University is a higher education institution located in Iron County, UT. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southern Utah University were General Studies (1,690 degrees awarded), Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (27 degrees), and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (5 degrees).

In 2022, 4,473 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Utah University. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,402 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (293 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $6,006, which is $−17,990 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Utah University is $6,006, which is $−17,990 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 $12,681.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Southern Utah University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,006
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Utah University was $6,006. The cost of tuition at Southern Utah University is $−17,990 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,681
2022 Value
2.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Utah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,681. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Utah University grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,500
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Utah University was of $7,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.847% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Southern Utah University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.05%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Utah University was 2.05%, which represents 29 out of the 1412 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southern Utah University received 18,570 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.91% annual growth. Out of those 18,570 applicants, 15,571 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 14,330 students enrolled at Southern Utah University in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Utah University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
15,571
Accepted Out of 18,570

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Utah University was 83.9% (15,571 admissions from 18,570 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.91%, while admissions grew by 1.98%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2021)
102
Scores Submitted (2021)

4% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Utah University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Utah University had a total enrollment of 14,330 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 8,488 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,842. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 1.79% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 0.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.879% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.872% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern Utah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (34.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Utah University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,330 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Utah University is 8,488 and the part-time enrollment is 5,842. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Southern Utah University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Utah University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southern Utah University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    10,028 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    978 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    256 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Utah University is 70% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 1.79% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 0.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.879% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.872% Two or More Races. 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, 1,844 students (12.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 699 more women than men received degrees from Southern Utah University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Utah University is white (3,402 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (293 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southern Utah University is General Studies (1,690 degrees awarded), followed by Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (27 degrees) and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Utah University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,308 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), and Transportation (62 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Elementary & middle school teachers (200,653 people), Other managers (141,229 people), Graphic designers (94,944 people), Secondary school teachers (87,316 people), and Postsecondary teachers (80,482 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,308 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Transportation (62 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 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 Utah University are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,308 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Transportation (62 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Elementary & secondary schools (430,993 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,282 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (147,341 people), Computer Systems Design (112,392 people), and Construction (79,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Utah University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,308 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Transportation (62 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 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 Utah University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,690 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southern Utah University was General Studies with 1,690 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,887
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,586
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,887 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,586).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 928 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 0.672 times less than the 1380 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1380 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Utah University in General Studies, which is 1.49 times more than the 928 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Southern Utah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Utah University is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% 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, 3.17% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,402 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    293 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Utah University is white (3,402 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (293 degrees).

7.42% of degree recipients (332 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,967 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,435 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Utah University is white female (1,967 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1435 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−26.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern Utah University had a total salary expenditure of 210M. Southern Utah University employs 157 Assistant professors, 95 Associate professors and 68 Professors. Most academics at Southern Utah University are Male Assistant professor (89), Female Assistant professor (68), and Male Professor (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 297 employees, Management, with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees.

Endowment

$33.5M
2022 Endowment
13.7%
decline from 2021

Southern Utah University has an endowment valued at about $33.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Utah University declined 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$82.4M
2022 Salaries
11.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Utah University paid a median of $82.4M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 11.6% 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

$27M
Instructional Salaries
377
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Utah University paid a total of $27M to 377 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
157 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
297 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Assistant professor with 157 employees, Associate professor with 95 employees, and Professor with 68 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Utah University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 297 employees, Management with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Utah University was Male Assistant professor with 89 employees, Female Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Male Professor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern Utah University.

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