Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,297
Graduate Enrollment: 1,531
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 88.73%

Male/Female: 45% / 55% (2017)

First generation college students: 32.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 19.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,149
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1030 - 1240

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 23.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 14.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 69.9%
Black: 1.5%
Hispanic: 6.5%
Asian: 1.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.9%
2+ races: 1.7%
Non-resident alien: 4.3%
Unknown race: 12.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $19,958
In-State tuition: $6,726
Out-of-State tuition: $20,542

Estimated books and supplies: $1,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,800 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,500 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,800 (2022)

Average Family Income: $65,359 (2017)
Median Family Income: $41,064 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 26.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 52.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $133 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,432
$30k-48k $8,796
$48k-75k $12,642
$75k-110k $14,941
$110k+ $15,263

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 29%
6-year graduation rate: 55%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $8,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 77.4% (2015)
@3 year 81.1% (2017)
@5 year 87.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 59.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,729 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $45,946 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 20
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Master's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 15 $12,425 $40,022 ($3,335)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 17 $39,463 ($3,289)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 62 $14,352 $143 $24,369 ($2,031)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 20
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 14
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 72 $11,359 $98 $24,986 ($2,082) $31,561 ($2,630)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 51 $17,500 $177 $36,865 ($3,072) $43,401 ($3,617)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 66 $193 $49,348 ($4,112) $61,945 ($5,162)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 22
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Relations and National Security Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 20
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 14 $33,477 ($2,790)
Associate's Degree Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 2
Bachelor's Degree Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 35
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Air Transportation. 15
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 22
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 3
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 9 $33,451 ($2,788)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 23 $19,284 $201 $32,261 ($2,688)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20 $30,552 ($2,546)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 8
Master's Degree Music. 16
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 17
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 10
Master's Degree Education, General. 162 $168 $61,803 ($5,150) $72,396 ($6,033)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 49 $13,625 $143 $43,637 ($3,636) $46,941 ($3,912)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 55 $16,500 $154 $40,441 ($3,370) $48,318 ($4,027)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 26 $8,000 $70,608 ($5,884)
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 35 $14,292 $137 $19,031 ($1,586) $34,561 ($2,880)
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 61 $15,050 $117 $25,552 ($2,129) $36,054 ($3,005)
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 1
Associate's Degree Legal Support Services. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 26
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 249 $7,000 $74
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 867 $9,000 $92 $18,526 ($1,544) $37,796 ($3,150)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 78 $13,125 $139 $26,616 ($2,218) $42,285 ($3,524)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 68 $11,993 $117 $58,924 ($4,910) $62,156 ($5,180)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 30 $44,729 ($3,727)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 39 $71,829 ($5,986) $71,812 ($5,984)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 75 $10,550 $112 $46,898 ($3,908) $61,481 ($5,123)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 57 $168 $61,968 ($5,164) $77,728 ($6,477)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 17 $55,140 ($4,595)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 12 $49,961 ($4,163)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 20 $33,485 ($2,790) $50,623 ($4,219)
Bachelor's Degree History. 19 $32,021 ($2,668)
Associate's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 73 $13,900 $132 $30,187 ($2,516) $43,818 ($3,652)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 18
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 12 $67,083 ($5,590)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 9 $77,302 ($6,442)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 12
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 69 $16,001 $151 $36,981 ($3,082) $32,839 ($2,737)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $67,905
Full time faculty: 73%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 23.0

School's endowment start of year: $30,666,928 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $38,816,868 (2022)