Academics

Location
Undergrads
7,289
Tuition (in-state)
$20,486 ($9,020)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Academics: I would say it is okay because it is college it's going to be more work but it is some what bearable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: most of the majors will help students get a good job.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The programs and the professors are fantastic. However, the way Southern sets up registration is the worst I've ever seen. It's impossible to get classes I need.

3 College Junior

Academics: Academics are among the best

College Freshman

Academics: Unfortunately, I do not yet know because I have not begun my degree program yet

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 181st
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 907th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 1243rd
    Most Caring Professors
  • 1304th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 1309th
    Best Technology in the Classroom

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
437
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
613
Total FT Faculty
437
Faculty with Terminal Degree
86%
Average Faculty Salary
$78,559
Full-Time Retention Rate
73%
Part-Time Retention Rate
58%
Graduation Rate
44%
Programs/Majors Offered
64
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
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 5%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Special Education and Teaching: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 33 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 40 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.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 43% Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung
  • 29% Anna Marie Murphy
  • 14% Mary Sherlach
  • 14% Myself

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