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A foundation in tradition. Education for modern times.

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Established in 1899, South University is a private, nonprofit institution with a long history of driving student success. 

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Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, nonprofit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is recognized as a 501(c)(3) entity by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

South University is approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents to utilize U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits and participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program for all eligible beneficiaries. South University has also signed the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, allowing our service members to utilize tuition assistance benefits at our institutions. South University values the service of our military members and veterans and offers institutional scholarship opportunities to qualifying students.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


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South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment. The University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose.

South University offers academic programs across its 11 campuses and through online programs. The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy.

South University’s students are engaged in the communities in which they live and attend school. They volunteer their talents to organizations large and small, personifying a commitment to service and to their communities. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University.

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