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Degrees and Programs

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
    College of Business
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Accounting (MS)
  • Accounting (BS to MS) (MS)
  • Business Administration (AMBA)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Healthcare Administration (MBA)
  • Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Human Resources Management (MS)
  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Leadership (MS)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Business Administration (DBA)
    College of Health Professions
  • Psychology (BA)
    College of Nursing and Public Health
  • Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion (BSN)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Informatics (MSN)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN to MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
    College of Theology
  • Ministry (DMin)
AMBA - Master of Business Administration
AS - Associate of Science
BA - Bachelor of Arts
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
BS - Bachelor of Science
BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DBA - Doctor of Business Administration
DMin - Doctor of Ministry
DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MHA - Master of Healthcare Administration
MPA - Master of Public Administration
MPH - Master of Public Health
MS - Master of Science
MSN - Master of Science in Nursing
RN to MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing

State Licensing

Arkansas -

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

Arizona -

South University is authorized by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (1400 West Washington Street, Room 2560, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 1.602.542.5709,

(any advertising): South University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 5134.

Iowa -

South University is a registered university with the Iowa College Aid Commission to operate within the State of Iowa for the purpose of offering postsecondary educational programs to Iowa residents. (Iowa College Student Aid Commission; 430 East Grand Avenue, 3rd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309; 887-272-4456; ).

Kansas -

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved South University to operate in the State of Kansas (Private Postsecondary Education Division; 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520; Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368; 785-296-3421;

Kentucky -

South University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Louisiana -

South University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by The State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland -

South University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an Out-of-State Institution of Higher education offering online education.

Minnesota -

South University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Montana -

South University has been granted State Authorization from the Montana University System (2500 Broadway; PO Box 203201; Helena, MT 59620-3201; 406-444-0345; ).

Nevada -

South University is licensed to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education; 8778 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 115, Las Vegas NV 89123; 1.702.486.7330.

New Hampshire -

South University has received administrative approval from the Higher Education Commission of the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Education—Division of Higher Education to offer educational programs in accordance with the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules (POS 1008).

New York -

No jurisdiction over online programs (even those with a ground component) that do not lead to state license. NOTE: Nurse Practitioner programs lead to a state license.

Without a physical presence in New York, South University is not required to apply for approval from the State Education Department, Office of Higher Education (5 North Mezzanine, Education Building; 89 Washington Ave; Albany, NY 12234; 518-474-2593; ).

North Dakota -

South University has met the North Dakota University System's requirements for ND Century Code 15-18.1-02.8 Exemptions. (1815 Schafer St, Suite 202; Bismarck, ND 58501-1217; 701-328-2960;

Ohio -

South University, Cleveland is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-2752.

Texas -

Certificate of Authorization--The Board's acknowledgment that an institution is qualified for an exemption from certain identified regulations in this subchapter.

Utah -

South University holds a Certificate of State Authorization from the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (160 East 300 South, Second Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 801.530.6601).

Washington -

South University is authorized by the Washington student achievement council (the council) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes (name of institution) to offer specific degree programs. The council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Wisconsin -

South University has been approved and is legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private postsecondary school, subject to the provisions of §38.50 Wisconsin Statutes, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to the statutes. Approval includes on those programs and those locations specifically approved by the Board (201 West Washington Ave, 3rd Floor; Madison, WI 53703; 608-266-1996;

West Virginia -

South University is approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (1018 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 700; Charleston, WV 25301; 304-558-2101;

Wyoming -

South University is licensed by the State of Wyoming as a post-secondary proprietary school under W.S. 21-11-101 through 21-11-107.

Institutional Accreditation

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.

Programmatic Accreditation

The following business programs at South University, Online the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Accelerated Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; Other programs in the College of are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing specializations, RN to Master of Science in Nursing specialization programs, Post Graduate Certificates and Doctor of Nursing Practice at South University, Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE; 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; 202-887-6791;


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