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Southern Utah University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Southern Utah University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Southern Utah University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Southern Utah University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Southern Utah University landed the #914 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Southern Utah University is also ranked #6 out of 14 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for Southern Utah University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Southern Utah University?

Acceptance Rate

Southern Utah University has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Southern Utah University  ( 20 to 27 )

Learn more about Southern Utah University admissions.

Southern Utah University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Southern Utah University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Utah University is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Utah University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Southern Utah University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Southern Utah University is 18%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southern Utah University.

Good Overall Diversity at Southern Utah University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,274 undergraduates at Southern Utah University with 7,097 being full-time and 3,177 being part-time.

Southern Utah University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Southern Utah University is 74.01 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Southern Utah University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southern Utah University is $14,284. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Southern Utah University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,518 $12,144 $14,291 $15,607 $15,624

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Southern Utah University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do Southern Utah University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Southern Utah University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,800 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Southern Utah University make the most money.

Location of Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is a public institution located in Cedar City, Utah. Cedar City is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Southern Utah University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-7700

Southern Utah University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Southern Utah University. Of these students, 2,109 received undergraduate degrees and 418 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 78 $27,500
Accounting 75 $44,700
Communication & Media Studies 73 $30,300
General Psychology 72 $23,600
Liberal Arts General Studies 69 $25,600
Nursing 68 $52,900
Health & Physical Education 62 NA
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 61 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 55 $36,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 $32,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Southern Utah University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Southern Utah University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,928 students took at least one online class at Southern Utah University. This is a decrease from the 5,012 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,928 873
2016-2017 5,012 836
2015-2016 4,738 959
2014-2015 3,175 408
2013-2014 2,103 267

Learn more about online learning at Southern Utah University.

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Notes and 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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