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Scott Behmer


South University - A Century Of Academic Excellence

Established in 1899, South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population. The core curriculum is broad-based and promotes critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, and skills for life-long learning. South University operates twelve campuses across the United States offering flexible programs that are in demand and relevant in today’s competitive workplace. South University realizes an 86 percent job placement rate for its students.

South University’s Cleveland campus is located in Warrensville Heights and is the University’s first campus in the state of Ohio. The 40,000 square foot Cleveland campus offers 17 classrooms, labs, library and office space. Financial aid is available to qualifying students.

Degrees and Programs

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Legal Studies (BS)
    College of Business
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Healthcare Administration (MBA)
    College of Health Professions
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
    College of Nursing and Public Health
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion (BSN)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
    College of Theology
  • Ministry (DMin)
AAS - Associate of Applied Science
AS - Associate of Science
BA - Bachelor of Arts
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
BS - Bachelor of Science
BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DMin - Doctor of Ministry
MA - Master of Arts
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MSN - Master of Science in Nursing
RN to MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing

State Licensing

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.

South University, Cleveland holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

OH Reg# 11-07-1971T

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, Cleveland, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business 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 Business 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 Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Cleveland, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

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 and Post Graduate Certificates at South University, “campus” are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE; One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530; Washington, DC 20036-1120; 202-887-6791;

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

The Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at South University, Cleveland is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 535-5990.)


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