Salem Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,950

61.8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,107

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

916

57.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

42.3%

85 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salem Community College. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (162 degrees), 4.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salem Community College is $4,950, which is $-2,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salem Community College is $4,950, which is $-2,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,107.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Salem Community College was $4,950. The cost of tuition at Salem Community College is $-2,464 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,107

2017 Value

48.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Salem Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,107. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Salem Community College grew by 48.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salem Community College was of $10,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.794% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

18%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Salem Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.9% with respect to 2016, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

10%

2016 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Salem Community College was 10%, which represents 14 out of the 140 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Salem Community College has a total enrollment of 916 students. The full-time enrollment at Salem Community College is 526 students and the part-time enrollment is 390. This means that 57.4% of students enrolled at Salem Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salem Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, 0.764% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salem Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Black or African American Female (9.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salem Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 916 students. The full-time enrollment at Salem Community College is 526 and the part-time enrollment is 390. This means that 57.4% of students enrolled at Salem Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2017 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 Salem Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Salem Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    513

  2. Black or African American

    152

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    97

The enrolled student population at Salem Community College is 56% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, 0.764% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 23 more women than men received degrees from Salem Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Salem Community College are white (162 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Salem Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (29 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 Salem Community College are Registered nurses (1,375,355 people), Physicians (489,212 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (291,392 people), Other managers (224,390 people), and Postsecondary teachers (221,188 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Health (71 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 Salem Community College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Health (71 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salem Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,897,757 people), Elementary & secondary schools (599,955 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,523 people), Offices of physicians (369,111 people), and Outpatient care centers (280,767 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College are Science Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 degrees), and Health (71 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 Salem Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 113

  2. 136

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Salem Community College, which is 0.831 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Salem Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.833 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Salem Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.2 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Salem Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salem Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 14.1% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    162 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salem Community College is white (162 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

14.1% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    85 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Salem Community College is white female (85 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Salem Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.07M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5k (0.163%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Salem Community College had a total salary expenditure of $12.6M. Salem Community College employs 8 Associate professors, 8 Assistant professors, and 1 Instructors. Most academics at Salem Community College are Female Assistant professors (7), Male Associate professors(5), and Female Associate professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem Community College are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 6 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.07M

2017 Endowment

76.8%

growth from 2016

Salem Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.07M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Salem Community College grew 76.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $593k 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-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $198k - Federal

  2. $125k - State

  3. $8.61k - Local

As of 2017, Salem Community College received $198k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $125k from state grants and contracts, and $8.61k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.4M

2017 Salaries

5.97%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Salem Community College paid a median of $5.4M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($12.6M) and a 5.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.15% growth from 2015 and a 3.76% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.09M

Instructional Salaries

17

Number of Employees

In 2017, Salem Community College paid a total of $1.09M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

8 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salem Community College were Associate professor with 8 employees; Assistant professor with 8 employees; and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem Community College were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salem Community College was Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, Male Associate professor with 5 employees, and Female Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Salem Community College.

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