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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Southern Union State is a public college located in Wadley, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,486 undergraduate students. The Southern Union State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Nursing. Graduating 26% of students, Southern Union State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Southern Union State Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,650/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,047/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,855/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,192/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,716/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,576/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,486Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
42%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.36 responses
33%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.36 responses
44%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.9 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Southern Union State Community College Reviews

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Since my plan is to get a associates degree in nursing at Southern Union I really enjoy that the school has such a great program for cheaper, easier, and faster. Many hospitals have told me they prefer to take a nurse that went through the SU program vs. Auburn University because the program is that good. Their Health Science building is made to mimic an actual hospital, I was told if something huge happened to the city of Auburn or Opelika and the hospitals were full, they would bring patients to Southern Union. It really is amazing. I would probably change the scenery, I would like for it to be in a place where you could see more while you study or something of the sort. Overall I love the school.
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I have attended Southern Union (Opelika Campus) for one semester and it has been the best educational experience of my life. This campus is very compact and clean. My professors are extremely good at teaching and are always willing to give extra help during their office hours. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Auburn! I would highly recommend this school to any Alabama resident. In-state tuition is very fair for the level of education I've received. Although our athletics and most clubs are run through the Wadley campus, we still have school pride; go Bison!
My experience at Southern Union so far has been very good. The parts that I like about it is the convenience of it being closer to where I live, I can get a start on my education which costs less than if I had started at a four year university, the food is very good most of the time, it is a smaller campus so it can be easier at times to make new friends, and Ms. Renee the lady who works at the bookstore on the Wadley campus has become my best friend. The changes that I would recommend are having more classes being taught during the summer the summer.