About 63.5 percent of the 323 degrees and certificates handed out by South University-Columbia in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private for-profit institution in Columbia conferred 82 bachelor's degrees and 48 master's degrees in health professions and related programs.
But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in registered nursing/registered nurse. Data shows the school gave out 48 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse, followed by 33 doctor's degrees in pharmacy and 22 associate's degrees in occupational therapist assistant.
The university enrolled 1,132 students for 2017-18, including 806 in undergraduate programs and 326 in graduate programs.
Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Health and Wellness, General
Health Professions and Related Programs total
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
Legal Professions and Studies total
Visual and Performing Arts total
Public Relations/Image Management
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
Theology and Religious Vocations total