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South University
Established 1899
Type Private
Location Savannah, Georgia,
United States
Former names Draughon's Practical Business College
South College
Colors Orange and Silver

South University is a proprietary university based in Savannah, Georgia.[1] Additional campuses are located in Montgomery, Alabama; Tampa, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Columbia, SC; and Richmond, VA[2]



South University's Doctor of Pharmacy program is one of only three Schools of Pharmacy in the state of Georgia.



South University is a Level 5 institution regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

Colleges & Schools

South University consists of the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy


The institution was originally founded in 1899 as Draughon's Practical Business College by John Draughon.[4] It operated under the name Draughon's Junior College until 1985, when the name South College was adopted to reflect its acquisition (in 1974) by the family of John T. South, III. The name was later changed to South University to reflect the institution's accreditation to award degrees at the masters and doctorate level.[5] South University is currently part of Education Management Corporation


South University has a large campus in Savannah, Georgia with additional campuses in Columbia, South Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; Tampa, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; and online.

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