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 Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University - Collegedale, TN

4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

General information:(423)236-2000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,200(2,816 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
95
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $17,112 $17,712 $18,324 -3%
Out-of-state $17,112 $17,712 $18,324 -3%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,080 $5,574 $5,356 4%
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,000 $7,550 $7,550 0%
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $27,192 $28,386 $28,780 0%
Off Campus $29,112 $30,362 $30,974 0%
Off Campus with Family $22,112 $22,812 $23,424 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $27,192 $28,386 $28,780 0%
Off Campus $29,112 $30,362 $30,974 0%
Off Campus with Family $22,112 $22,812 $23,424 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $17,534
In-state fees $790
Out-of-state tuition $17,534
Out-of-state fees $790
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,175
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $14,175
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 606 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 598 98% $4,947,877 $8,274
Federal grants 226 37% $1,065,696 $4,715
Pell grants 224 37% $952,499 $4,252
Other federal grants 111 18% $113,197 $1,020
State/local government grant or scholarships 100 16% $426,454 $4,265
Institutional grants or scholarships 595 97% $3,455,727 $5,808
Student loan aid 365 60% $2,787,713 $7,638
Federal student loans 365 60% $2,781,075 $7,619
Other student loans 1 0% $6,638 $6,638
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,165 79% $15,591,136 $7,201
Pell grants 1,004 37% $4,141,088 $4,125
Federal student loans 1,595 58% $14,187,365 $8,895

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,200
Undergraduate enrollment 2,816
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 193
Graduate enrollment 384
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,296 909 1,387
Percent admitted 49% 51% 48%
Percent admitted who enrolled 51% 31% 27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 285 44%
ACT 491 75%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 570
SAT Math 450 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1950 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1968 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1967 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1967 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/2002 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1962 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations42 0
Liquor law violations402
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 310
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 300
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 005
Burglary 700
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 300
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.8%
Number in default30
Number in repayment509

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00351800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1----
Category total1----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry6----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8----
Biomedical Sciences, General4----
Category total18----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting152---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1----
Banking and Financial Support Services--9--
Business Administration and Management, General271---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--1--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--11--
Finance, General3----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3----
International Business/Trade/Commerce2----
Management Information Systems, General1----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1-3--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management2----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2----
Category total60324--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Communications Technology/Technician1----
Category total1----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising1----
Broadcast Journalism6----
Journalism1----
Journalism, Other5----
Mass Communication/Media Studies-1---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other3----
Category total261---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other7----
Category total13----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1----
Education, Other6----
Elementary Education and Teaching26----
Music Teacher Education1----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Special Education and Teaching, General--3--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth--13--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--4--
Category total35-20--
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General-2---
Category total-2---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-1---
Category total-1---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General9----
Category total9----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family Systems2----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-1---
Category total21---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1----
Italian Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature2----
Category total13----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--4--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4----
Critical Care Nursing--1--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-1---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--16-2
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-2---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management8-2--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-9---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-11---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse49109---
Category total6113225-2
History Colleges
History, General2----
Category total8----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2---
Category total-2---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3----
Category total3----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-2-0-
Category total-2-0-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2----
Category total2----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other1----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management4----
Category total16----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies9----
Category total9----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2----
Physics, General2----
Category total4----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--3--
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology3----
Psychology, General17----
School Psychology--3--
Category total20-6--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work16----
Category total16----
Social Sciences Colleges
Archeology2----
Category total2----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies1----
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology--1--
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other2----
Religious Education2----
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other--2--
Theology/Theological Studies24----
Category total29-3--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production18----
Commercial and Advertising Art11---
Music Performance, General3----
Photography2----
Category total371---
Grand total13145102