Lawson State Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,930
1.55% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,897
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
3,375
48.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
16.8%
104 Graduates

About

Lawson State Community College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lawson State Community College were .

In 2019, 706 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lawson State Community College. 47% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (526 degrees), 3.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (139 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lawson State Community College is $3,930, which is $−3,894 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lawson State Community College is $3,930, which is $−3,894 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,897.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lawson State Community College was $3,930. The cost of tuition at Lawson State Community College is $−3,894 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,897
2019 Value
10.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lawson State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,897. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lawson State Community College grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,710
Room and Board
$2,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lawson State Community College was of $6,710 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of room and board increased by 8.93% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 43.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Lawson State Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Lawson State Community College has a total enrollment of 3,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Lawson State Community College is 1,648 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,727. This means that 48.8% of students enrolled at Lawson State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lawson State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% Black or African American, 13.2% White, 2.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.24% Two or More Races, 0.504% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0593% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lawson State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.8%) and White Male (8.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lawson State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Lawson State Community College is 1,648 and the part-time enrollment is 1,727. This means that 48.8% of students enrolled at Lawson State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lawson State Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Lawson State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    2,745
  2. White
    447
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    89

The enrolled student population at Lawson State Community College is 81.3% Black or African American, 13.2% White, 2.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.24% Two or More Races, 0.504% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0593% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 12 students (0.356%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 42 fewer women than men received degrees from Lawson State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lawson State Community College is black or african american (526 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (139 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lawson State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lawson State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (104 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Other managers (60,858 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (52,995 people), Construction managers (44,793 people), Software developers (34,753 people), and Chief executives & legislators (19,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Engineering Technologies (104 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (76 degrees), and Construction (17 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Engineering Technologies (104 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (76 degrees), and Construction (17 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (116,065 people), Construction (108,845 people), Computer Systems Design (49,519 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (37,368 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (33,579 people).

The most specialized majors at Lawson State Community College are Engineering Technologies (104 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (76 degrees), and Construction (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lawson State Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lawson State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

374
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
332
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 374 degrees were awarded to men at Lawson State Community College, which is 1.13 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (332).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Lawson State Community College in HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology, which is 56 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 103 degrees were awarded to women at Lawson State Community College in General Studies, which is 2.34 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
17%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Lawson State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lawson State Community College is Male and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    526 degrees awarded
  2. White
    139 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lawson State Community College is black or african american (526 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (139 degrees).

0.283% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    275 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lawson State Community College is black or african american female (275 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (251 degrees).

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Operations

Lawson State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $586k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $232k (39.6%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Lawson State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $40.3M. Lawson State Community College employs 87 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Lawson State Community College are Male No academic ranks (44), Female No academic ranks(43), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lawson State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$586k
2019 Endowment
0.0563%
growth from 2018

Lawson State Community College has an endowment valued at about $586k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lawson State Community College grew 0.0563% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.72M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.86M - Federal
  2. $1.67M - State
  3. $156k - Local

As of 2019, Lawson State Community College received $7.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.67M from state grants and contracts, and $156k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M
2019 Salaries
0.853%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lawson State Community College paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($40.3M) and a 0.853% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.16% growth from 2017 and a 5.32% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.24M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lawson State Community College paid a total of $5.24M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lawson State Community College were No academic rank with 87 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lawson State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lawson State Community College was Male No academic rank with 44 employees, Female No academic rank with 43 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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