Academics

Location
Collegedale, TN
Undergrads
2,451
Tuition
$19,124
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I have not started the nursing program, but Southern's nursing program is the best for adventist schools.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are challenging, but more than prepare you for your future job.

4 College Junior

Academics: The most popular study area is the library. Try to register early. Professors are nice. The workload is good in my opinion. Not to easy but no overbearingly difficult.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Great teachers who actually care about your success.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors work very hard to help the students learn and are always there to help you understand concepts.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 137th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 192nd
    Best Registration Process
  • 315th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 407th
    Most Available Classes
  • 410th
    Best Technology in the Classroom

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
161
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
4
Total FT Faculty
161
Faculty with Terminal Degree
57%
Average Faculty Salary
$49,826
Full-Time Retention Rate
75%
Part-Time Retention Rate
33%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Graduation Rate
56%
Programs/Majors Offered
81
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Elementary Education: 1%
  • Family Practice and Pediatric Nursing: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 15%
  • Social Work: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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