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About South College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


South College formerly known as the Knoxville Business College is an accredited private for-profit type institution that was established in the year 1882 when Jacob T. Johnson established a business college in downtown Knoxville. The college since its establishment has expanded and now has 5 campuses offering various degree and programs to the students all over the world.

  • It has over 2,100 students enrolled in various courses and programs. There are 5 campuses spread across Knoxville and the United States of America, the headquarters of the college is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the college is 17:1.

  • The college provides various resources and facilities for the student’s growth and aiding them in various ways to achieve success. The various South college resources provided to the students are webmail, student services, financial aid, and many more.

Online Education at South College

The college is offering online degree programs with the aim to provide high-quality education to the students having travel or time limitations, by providing flexible and easy access to online degrees and programs.

The college provides a wide range of courses and majors to online students without sacrificing the quality of teaching and assessments.

  • The online programs offered by the college are accredited and also allows convenient credit transfer.

  • The college offers Certificate Programs and degree levels programs, such as associate, masters, baccalaureate, and educational specialist programs.

  • The college offers various degrees and certificate level programs, few of which are mentioned Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering Technology, Health Science, Information Technology

  • The South College Moodle is an online learning platform for the students, to make online learning easier.

For more info on Programs and Tuition click here.


Based on the reviews provided by the students, the college appears to be quite good and supportive and is concerned with providing quality education to the students, a few reviews given by the students are listed below

  • The faculty is supportive and always ready to help.

  • The overall college experience is pretty good and the college is one of the best places for online programs.

Location & Contact


3904 Lonas Road


Email: N/A
Phone: 8652511800
Fax: 8655847335
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  • South College is ranked #49 in the list of 'National Liberal Arts College'.

  • It is ranked #101 on the list of 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It is ranked #38 in the list of 'High School Counselor'.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


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Considered but not required

High School GPA

Considered but not required

Accept Common App


South College has an open admissions policy and hence, its acceptance rate is 100%. Open admission policy means that there is no minimum requirement for SAT/ACT scores and there are no minimum GPA requirements to get admission at South College. The college has its unique criteria of admission requirements. For more information visit our admissions page here.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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South College, Knoxville - Tenessee is a prestigious institution and despite being a private for-profit college its annual cost to attend is a less than the national average. The average cost of private four-year universities in the United States is $35,830 for tuition, and $12,680 for room and board costs, whereas the cost at South College is around $19,413. Cost includes tuition, living costs, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

We have broken down and simplified the costs in the ‘Cost of Attendance’ section for your perusal.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


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Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

92 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

72 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

70 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

24 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

20 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

11 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

11 Graduates

Legal Support Services

8 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

7 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

4 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

3 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

2 Graduates

Teaching Assistants/Aides

2 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


74% White

1% Unknown

16% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$48,993 per year

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$88 - 413

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


The college offers various aids to help the students in bearing educational expenses. Financial aid is provided in various forms,  which is listed below.

The students must apply and fill in the FAFSA/Federal School Code form with the correct federal school code. South College Federal School Code is 004938.

The Federal-Aid provided include Pell Grant, TEACH Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

The Institutional Aid consists of First Responder Grant, South College Military Grant, South College Promise.

The State Aid consists of the Tennessee Student Assistance Award, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships, Tennessee Promise.

The Military Aid consists of Tennessee STRONG Act, Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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