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Southern Utah University Overview

Southern Utah University is a public institution situated in Cedar City, Utah. The surrounding location of Cedar City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Southern Utah University Known For?

2,391 Undergraduate Awards
$25,144 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Southern Utah University is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Southern Utah University?

Location of Southern Utah University

Contact details for Southern Utah University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-7700
Website: https://www.suu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SUUTBirds
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/suutbirds

How Do I Get Into Southern Utah University?

You can apply to Southern Utah University online at: www.suu.edu/apply.html

Admission Requirements for Southern Utah University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southern Utah University?

76% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 76%, Southern Utah University may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Southern Utah University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
Southern Utah University received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Southern Utah University?

$25,144 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southern Utah University is $25,144. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southern Utah University, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $4,267 a year. That adds up to $17,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Utah University is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Southern Utah University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,808 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,271 undergraduate students at Southern Utah University, with 6,808 being full-time and 2,463 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southern Utah University

There are also 925 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,808 full-time undergraduates at Southern Utah University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southern Utah University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Utah University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southern Utah University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 175
Hispanic or Latino 455
White 5,006
International Students 456
Other Races/Ethnicities 618

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Utah University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at Southern Utah University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Southern Utah University

873 Took All Classes Online
4,928 Took At Least One Class Online
44.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Southern Utah University. In 2017-2018, 4,928 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern Utah University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Southern Utah University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Utah University was 44.9%. This is the #531 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern Utah University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Southern Utah University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 7%
Arts & Media Management 24%
Business Administration & Management 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 0%
Communication & Journalism 19%
Communication & Media Studies 19%
Computer & Information Sciences 9%
Health & Physical Education 50%
Information Technology 58%
Music 29%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 48%
Public Administration 27%
Public Administration & Social Service 27%
Visual & Performing Arts 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southern Utah University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Southern Utah University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Arts & Media Management #4
Public Administration #9
Communication & Media Studies #11
Health & Physical Education #14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #14
Legal Support Services #16
Visual & Performing Arts #19
Legal Professions #20
Communication & Journalism #21
General Education #22
Public Administration & Social Service #28
Accounting #34
Liberal Arts General Studies #54
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #54
Education #99
Business Administration & Management #135
Business, Management & Marketing #173

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Utah University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 867 249 69 0 1,185
General Education 0 0 0 0 162 162
Accounting 0 0 0 75 57 132
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 73 18 91
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 62 20 82
General Biology 0 0 0 78 0 78
General Psychology 0 0 0 72 0 72
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 30 39 69
Nursing 0 0 0 68 0 68
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 66 66
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 55 7 62
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 61 0 61
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 51 0 51
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 49 0 49
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 0 35 0 37
Air Transportation 15 22 0 0 0 37
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 35 0 35
General English Literature 6 0 0 26 0 32
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 26 0 26
Music 0 0 0 8 16 24
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 23 0 23
Economics 0 0 0 22 0 22
General Agriculture 0 0 0 20 0 20
Marketing 0 0 0 20 0 20
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 20 0 20
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 20 0 20
History 0 0 0 19 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 17 0 17
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 17 0 17
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 17 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 15 0 15
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 12 0 14
Chemistry 0 0 0 14 0 14
Sociology 0 0 0 14 0 14
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 12 0 12
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 12 12
Romance Languages 0 0 0 12 0 12
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 10 0 10
Computer Science 0 0 0 9 0 9
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 9 0 9
Philosophy 0 0 0 9 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 9 0 9
Writing Studies 8 0 0 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 7
Anthropology 0 0 0 7 0 7
Agricultural Production 0 5 0 0 0 5
General Engineering 0 0 0 5 0 5
Mathematics 0 0 0 5 0 5
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 0 0 4
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 4 4
Dance 0 0 0 3 0 3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 1 0 0 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 2 0 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 0 0 2 0 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 31 906 251 1,203 418 2,809

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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