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Southern Utah University

351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT

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SUU is a public institution located in Cedar City, Utah and provides a large number of program options for students. Over eight thousand students enroll at SUU annually.

Students can select from many areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. The most common standardized test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 19 to 26 on the ACT, or 1350 to 1700 on the SAT. 76% of those students that apply are accepted to Southern Utah University, of which 42 percent choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at suu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $5,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 annually. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $3,100 for the year. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Southern Utah University is the "Thunderbirds", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students may visit the SUU website to get a complete list of programs offered, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Southern Utah University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Southern Utah University has a total student population of about 8,900, where graduate students make up roughly 16% of the student body.

$14,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $5,600-$6,700
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $18,000-$22,090
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $260-$310 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $870-$1,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$6,419
Receiving Student Loans65%$4,451
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Southern Utah University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Southern Utah University is around 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
  • Dance Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern Utah University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Big Sky Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Sky Conference)
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Southern Utah University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    72.14%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    93%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    20

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $6,055