2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$22,951

Net Price

100%

Admitted

28%

Enrolled

38%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southern Virginia University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,170. In 2021, there were 26 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #31 in Virginia and ranks #1215 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

26

Total Enrollment

1,170

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

American Academy for Liberal Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Southern Virginia University

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#31

Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 40 schools that offer psychology degrees in Virginia, Southern Virginia University ranks #31.

#1215

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Southern Virginia University ranks #1215.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southern Virginia University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology26
Total Graduates26
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,232 students applied to the Southern Virginia University. The university admitted 100% and 28% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Virginia universities is 9,148. On average, all Virginia institutions admit 75% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southern Virginia University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 76%.

The overall graduation rate for Southern Virginia University is 38%, compared to 60% for all Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 34%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SVU to Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southern Virginia University to the average of all Virginia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SVU

1,232

Applicants

100%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

38%

Graduation Rate

VA Colleges

9,148

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

76%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 62 or 79% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 16 or 21% part-time faculty members employed at Southern Virginia University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 59 or 76%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SVU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

79%

Percent Full-Time

21%

Percent Part-Time

76%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

VA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

60%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southern Virginia University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $17,960, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southern Virginia University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Southern Virginia University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,800
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,500
Total Living Expenses$12,300
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$17,960
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$31,760
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southern Virginia University is $22,951. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Compare Southern Virginia University to all Virginia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SVU

$31,760

Cost to Attend

$13,621

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$22,951

Net Price

VA Colleges

$39,837

Cost to Attend

$18,288

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 282 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,028 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $13,621.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,028$13,621
Pell Grants504$5,292
Federal Student Loans578$7,757
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southern Virginia University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SVU

1,028

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

504

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

578

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

VA Colleges

4,309

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

2,066

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,863

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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