Southern Adventist University is a private, co-educational university located in Collegedale, Tennessee, United States. The university was founded in 1892 as Graysville Academy, and it later became Southern Junior College in 1916. The school continued to grow and expand its programs, eventually becoming Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists in 1944. It was granted university status in 1996 and changed its name to Southern Adventist University.
Southern Adventist University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as business, education, health sciences, humanities, music, religion, and science and technology. The university also has a strong emphasis on community service and offers opportunities for students to participate in mission trips, community outreach programs, and service-learning projects.
The university has a diverse student body, with students coming from all over the United States and from more than 70 countries around the world. The campus is home to a number of student organizations, including academic clubs, special interest groups, and sports teams.
In terms of accreditation, Southern Adventist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and its programs in business, education, nursing, and music are also accredited by specialized accrediting agencies.