Graduates earn 323 degrees, certificates from South University-Columbia


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
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
48
-
-
-
48
Pharmacy
-
-
33
-
33
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
10
-
18
-
28
Occupational Therapist Assistant
-
22
-
-
22
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
-
-
16
1
17
Public Health, General
15
-
-
-
15
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
-
-
14
-
14
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
10
-
-
10
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
-
9
-
-
9
Health and Wellness, General
9
-
-
-
9
Nursing Administration
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
82
41
81
1
205
63.5
Business Administration and Management, General
20
-
17
-
37
Organizational Leadership
-
-
1
-
1
Business/Commerce, General
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
20
-
18
-
38
11.8
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
-
-
12
-
12
Criminal Justice/Police Science
8
-
-
-
8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
8
-
12
-
20
6.2
Psychology, General
20
-
-
-
20
Psychology total
20
-
-
-
20
6.2
Information Science/Studies
19
-
-
-
19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
19
-
-
-
19
5.9
Public Administration
-
-
12
-
12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
-
12
-
12
3.7
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
6
2
-
-
8
Legal Professions and Studies total
6
2
-
-
8
2.5
Graphic Design
1
-
-
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
1
-
-
-
1
0.3
Public Relations/Image Management
-
-
-
-
-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
-
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
-
-
-
-
-
-
Divinity/Ministry
-
-
-
-
-
Theology and Religious Vocations total
-
-
-
-
-
-

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