• Address: 3904 Lonas Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-0000

  • Phone Number: (865) 251-1800

  • Website: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/

About

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 South College address is 3904 Lonas Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-0000.

  • 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 student canvas, webmail, student portal, student services, financial aid, and many more.


South College Online

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 the 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.

  • The college uses a learning management system called canvas. The south college canvas is to deliver hybrid and online learning programs, which can be in written or multimedia forms.

  • The south college student portal allows students to access their personal information, online courses, helpdesk, student’s messenger accounts, and the emails.


South College Schools

  • School of Education

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Business and Technology

  • School of Physical Therapy

  • School of Pharmacy

  • School of Physical Therapy

  • School of Legal Studies


South College Reviews 

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, 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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Knoxville, Tennessee

FAFSA/Federal School Code

004938

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACEN

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC). There are various specialized programs that are programmatically accredited.

The Programmatic Accreditations are listed below

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

  • Pharmacy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Total Population 1,838
Gender Division Male: 27 % Female: 73 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 31 %

The College Monk

Female: 37 %

Total Graduation Rate: 36 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

South College offers 25 online programs across 6 Majors

Business Management

Offering 11 programs accross 3 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 7 programs accross 5 degrees

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The college offers various aids to help the students in bearing educational expenses. The financial aids are provided in various forms, such as scholarships, grants and awards, loans, and work-study programs.

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.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,624 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $656 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $656 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $7,486 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Should be accepted as a Regular student in university with financial need Must be enrolled at least half time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $7,592 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Should be accepted as a Regular student in university Must be enrolled at least half time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $7,486 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Should be accepted as a Regular student in university Must be enrolled at least half time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tennessee Student Assistance Award Varies Resident of Tennessee Attending Tennessee campus January 1st, 2019
Tennessee Reconnect $4,200 Tennesse resident. Did not complete college after high school. Varies
Tennessee Promise Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. CGPA with 2.0. Varies
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships Varies Residents of Tennessee. Varies

Data Source: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
First Responder Grant $1,000 Current or retired first responders. Varies
South College Military Grant $1,000 All active-duty military members, veterans with honorable discharge status, and military spouses Varies
South College Promise Varies U.S. citizen under 21. Undergraduate students at the South College Asheville Learning Site Varies

Data Source: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tennessee STRONG Act Varies CGPA with 2.0. Use federal tuition assistance Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $14,151 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $25,508
$30,001 - $48,000 $26,539
$48,001 - $75,000 $28,839
$75,001 - $110,000 $28,445
Over $110,000 $31,632

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 55% $4,228
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $8,254
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $5,047
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 4% $2,402
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $10,647
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $7,438
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 25,885
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 149 $13,504
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 133 $13,453
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 16 $13,931

Data Source: https://www.southcollegetn.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library provides easy access to the students as well as faculty with a wide variety of resources for making it easier for the students to conduct research. The online library features include the search options, and the library provides various facilities to the students.

Rankings

  • It is ranked 49th in the list of 'National Liberal Arts College', according to U.S News.

  • It is ranked 101 on the list of 'Best Value Schools', according to U.S News.

  • It is ranked 38th in the list of 'High School Counselor' rankings, according to U.S News.

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