Graduates earn 753 degrees, certificates from Southern Adventist University


About 39.6 percent of the 753 degrees and certificates handed out by Southern Adventist University in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Collegedale conferred 128 associate's degrees and 94 bachelor's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in registered nursing/registered nurse. Data shows the school gave out 113 associate's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse, followed by 82 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 45 master's degrees in family practice nurse/nursing.

The university enrolled 3,035 students for 2017-18, including 2,600 in undergraduate programs and 435 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
82
113
-
-
195
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
-
-
45
4
49
Critical Care Nursing
-
-
10
3
13
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
12
-
-
12
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
3
-
7
-
10
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
7
-
-
-
7
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
-
-
5
-
5
Art Therapy/Therapist
2
-
-
-
2
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
-
2
-
-
2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
-
-
1
-
1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
-
1
-
-
1
Nursing Administration
-
-
1
-
1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
-
Health Services Administration
-
-
-
-
-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
-
-
-
-
-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
-
-
-
-
-
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
94
128
69
7
298
39.6
Business Administration and Management, General
19
2
-
-
21
Accounting
12
2
3
-
17
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
13
-
1
-
14
Finance, General
7
-
2
-
9
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
5
-
5
Management Science
4
-
-
-
4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
-
-
3
-
3
International Business/Trade/Commerce
1
-
-
-
1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
1
-
-
-
1
Construction Management
-
-
-
-
-
Management Information Systems, General
-
-
-
-
-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
-
-
-
-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
-
-
-
-
-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Banking and Financial Support Services
-
-
-
-
-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
-
-
-
-
Office Management and Supervision
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
57
4
14
-
75
10
Biomedical Sciences, General
21
-
-
-
21
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
13
-
-
-
13
Biochemistry
12
-
-
-
12
Biophysics
1
-
-
-
1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
47
-
-
-
47
6.2
Elementary Education and Teaching
24
-
-
-
24
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
-
-
5
-
5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
-
-
5
-
5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
-
-
4
-
4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
-
3
-
3
Education, Other
2
-
-
-
2
Music Teacher Education
2
-
-
-
2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
1
-
-
-
1
History Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Art Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Curriculum and Instruction
-
-
-
-
-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
-
-
-
-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
-
-
-
-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
-
-
-
-
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
-
-
-
-
Education total
29
-
17
-
46
6.1
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
17
-
-
-
17
Graphic Design
11
-
-
-
11
Music, General
5
-
-
-
5
Art/Art Studies, General
5
-
-
-
5
Commercial and Advertising Art
-
2
-
-
2
Music Performance, General
1
-
-
-
1
Music Theory and Composition
-
-
-
-
-
Photography
-
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
39
2
-
-
41
5.4
Clinical Psychology
7
-
6
-
13
Psychology, General
11
-
-
-
11
School Psychology
-
-
5
-
5
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
4
-
-
-
4
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3
-
-
-
3
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
25
-
11
-
36
4.8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
29
-
-
-
29
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
2
-
-
-
2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
1
-
-
-
1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
32
-
-
-
32
4.2
Social Work
7
-
24
-
31
Social Work, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
7
-
24
-
31
4.1
Theology/Theological Studies
20
-
-
-
20
Bible/Biblical Studies
3
-
-
-
3
Religious Education
2
-
-
-
2
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
-
-
1
-
1
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Theology and Religious Vocations total
25
-
1
-
26
3.5
History, General
14
-
-
-
14
Public/Applied History
3
-
-
-
3
European History
1
-
-
-
1
History total
18
-
-
-
18
2.4
Religion/Religious Studies
16
-
-
-
16
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
16
-
-
-
16
2.1
Chemistry, General
11
-
-
-
11
Physics, General
2
-
-
-
2
Physical Sciences total
13
-
-
-
13
1.7
Computer Science
8
-
1
-
9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
1
-
-
-
1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
9
-
1
-
10
1.3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
-
10
-
-
10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
-
10
-
-
10
1.3
Public Relations/Image Management
5
-
-
-
5
Broadcast Journalism
3
-
-
-
3
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
1
-
-
-
1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
-
-
-
-
-
Advertising
-
-
-
-
-
Journalism, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Journalism
-
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
9
-
-
-
9
1.2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
5
-
-
-
5
Spanish Language and Literature
2
-
-
-
2
Italian Language and Literature
2
-
-
-
2
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
-
Arabic Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
9
-
-
-
9
1.2
English Language and Literature, General
6
-
-
-
6
American Literature (United States)
-
-
-
-
-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
-
-
-
-
-
English Language and Literature/Letters total
6
-
-
-
6
0.8
Family Systems
4
-
-
-
4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
-
2
-
-
2
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
-
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
4
2
-
-
6
0.8
International/Global Studies
-
-
6
-
6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Museology/Museum Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
-
6
-
6
0.8
Mathematics, General
5
-
-
-
5
Mathematics and Statistics total
5
-
-
-
5
0.7
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
-
4
-
1
5
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
4
-
1
5
0.7
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
2
-
-
2
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
-
-
-
1
1
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
2
-
1
3
0.4
Engineering, General
-
2
-
-
2
Engineering total
-
2
-
-
2
0.3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
1
-
-
-
1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
1
-
-
-
1
0.1
Building/Property Maintenance
-
1
-
-
1
Construction Trades total
-
1
-
-
1
0.1
Political Science and Government, General
1
-
-
-
1
Archeology
-
-
-
-
-
International Relations and Affairs
-
-
-
-
-
Sociology
-
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
1
-
-
-
1
0.1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Communications Technology/Technician
-
-
-
-
-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
-
-
-
-
-
-
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
-
-
-
-
-
Industrial Technology/Technician
-
-
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
-
-
-
-
-
-

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