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Southern Utah University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Southern Utah University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Southern Utah University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Southern Utah University was awarded 9 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Southern Utah University is ranked #991 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

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

When it comes to admittance, Southern Utah University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 )

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Southern Utah University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Southern Utah University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Utah University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 18% for first-time, full-time students at Southern Utah University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Southern Utah University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,550 undergraduates at Southern Utah University with 6,279 being full-time and 2,271 being part-time.

Southern Utah University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Southern Utah University is 60.47 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.47 out of 100
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How Much Does Southern Utah University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southern Utah University is $14,376. 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 +
$12,762 $12,391 $14,184 $15,730 $15,717

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southern Utah University, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $4,155 a year. That adds up to $16,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Utah University is 5.4%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Southern Utah University make about $39,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Southern Utah University

Located in Cedar City, Utah, Southern Utah University is a public institution. Cedar City is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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

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, 1,818 received undergraduate degrees and 412 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
Nursing 69 $52,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 61 $36,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 60 $25,600
General Biology 59 $27,500
General Psychology 58 $23,600
Accounting 54 $44,700
Communication & Media Studies 51 $30,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 50 $32,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 49 $36,400
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 38 NA

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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