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72 Reviews

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41% of 72 students said this degree improved their career prospects
39% of 72 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/14/2023
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Salary Score for Online Degrees at South University Online

Associate's Degrees

Health and Medical Administrative Services $25,880 $27,171 36
Legal Support Services $24,666 $22,985 7

Bachelor's Degrees

Criminal Justice and Corrections $43,401 $33,655 44
Legal Support Services $40,711 $33,600 43
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General $43,944 $31,369 40
Psychology, General $41,483 $26,893 35
Business Administration, Management and Operations $46,250 $37,748 32
Public Health $39,542 $29,498 28
Health and Medical Administrative Services $41,566 $33,436 20

Master's Degrees

Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $52,329 $90,832 35
Criminal Justice and Corrections $47,833 $39,115 21
Business Administration, Management and Operations $47,832 $46,002 12
Health and Medical Administrative Services $41,000 $43,629 12
Accounting and Related Services Not Reported $45,471 Not Reported

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Sabina Thomas

Reviewed: 6/20/2023

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

My experience with South University was wonderful. I received a tremendous amount of support from all of my professors, financial aid advisors and student support counselors. I attended the school online while working fulltime and I found it to be very adult learning friendly. Accessing the online textbooks and proctored exams were easy as well as navigating through the portal to obtain required assignments. I will be continuing my DNP at South University and I recommend this university I feel like... Read More


Reviewed: 12/25/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

The only good thing I could say is that I have had one good instructor, who made sure you understood what was missed and knew what you needed before the class ended and my first financial advisor, who resigned. It has been an ongoing horrible experience. No communication about clinical. Instructors are not resourceful. We teach ourselves. We don’t get feedback. We have to set up our own clinical rotation. I just have nothing good to say. I only have 4 practicums left, but I mentally cannot handle... Read More

Shiloh Trent

Reviewed: 10/18/2022

Degree: Business

Please, run from this school. Especially if you are one of the students - like me - who already got screwed over by Independence University. South University will only ruin your life more and please learn this lesson from me and the many others who have had to live this nightmare. They are so excited to get you in school and when you first start and/or are doing well, they are always around and available to talk. As soon as you are having problems, they are nowhere to be found. This is entirely self... Read More


Reviewed: 10/3/2022

Degree: RN to MSN

I wish I had listened when I read the “ RUN DON’T WALK” away from South University Online, reviews. The professors and college have made assignments increasingly more difficult, weekly discussions blocked to you viewing, before your first post, computerized grading on your discussion participation-period, no exceptions(Professors have NO say, supposedly), discussions are as lengthy as a 3-5 page paper, Professors appear to take pride in making their classes far more difficult, complicated and with... Read More


Reviewed: 6/2/2022

Degree: Business Administration

I have been going to South University for a year after having to start here when Independence University closed. My experience started from subpar and has gradually just become horrible. There is nothing personal about any of the classes and the instructors seem to only be there to post copy and pasted responses and not help with anything if you’re struggling. There are no lectures, only readings, and if you ask for additional explaining after reading the material, they will just refer you back to... Read More

Tina Kennimer

Reviewed: 1/9/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

Graduated in 2017 and still cannot get a job as nurse practitioner because of no experience. I don’t feel the classes prepared me at all and certainly did not help me with the certification. The only thing that helped me was my amazing preceptors. A huge waste of time and money. I continue to work as an RN.

Holly Y Porter

Reviewed: 9/21/2021

Degree: Business

The online environment with South University was great. The only issue that I have is the finance department is terrible. They set up payment plans with an outsourced vendor and upon graduation send them to collections when an arrangement is in place. You also have trouble assessing anyone in the finance department, as well as your academic counselors are constantly changed without you being informed. The instruction and education was very helpful in my career and the starting my own company in the... Read More


Reviewed: 9/18/2021

Degree: Healthcare Management

Do not waste your time with this school. Online is the WORST. The instructors do not email you back if you need help, they are easy to offer criticism but will not help you when you have questions about the work. The advisors are even worse. You can never get anyone to answer your calls and rarely answer your emails. Please, take my advise... Find a different school.

Mr. C

Reviewed: 8/12/2021

Degree: Business

I am really shocked at all of the negative reviews I am reading regarding the education and services offered at South University. I am enrolled at the Austin, Texas campus but take all of my classes online. I have had a great experience while attending this school and have had tremendous support from all aspects of the school staff. This includes my program director, financial aid, admissions, and academic counseling. Transferring credits from my previous school 30 years ago was effortless, and this... Read More

Keri Lee Burgess

Reviewed: 7/15/2021

Degree: Paralegal

I had an absolutely amazing Admission's Advisor, Benjamin. He walked me through every step. He even walked me through my first day of school. The proffessers and advisors are always available. You have a huge support team if you just reach out. I think the only thing I had a small issue with was my financial advisor, she's no longer there. I definitely give them ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐