Salina Area Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,008

10.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,189

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.83%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

598

29.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.2%

77 Graduates

About

Salina Area Technical College is a higher education institution located in Saline County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Salina Area Technical College were .

In 2017, 393 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salina Area Technical College. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (332 degrees), 9.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $5,008, which is $-2,406 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $5,008, which is $-2,406 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,189.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,008

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Salina Area Technical College was $5,008. The cost of tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $-2,406 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,189

2017 Value

21.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Salina Area Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,189. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Salina Area Technical College grew by 21.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,365

Room and Board

$81

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salina Area Technical College was of $4,365 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $81. The cost of room and board increased by 6.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 63.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

19%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Salina Area Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.7% with respect to 2016, when 78% 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.

5.83%

2016 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Salina Area Technical College was 5.83%, which represents 7 out of the 120 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

Salina Area Technical College has a total enrollment of 598 students. The full-time enrollment at Salina Area Technical College is 174 students and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salina Area Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.4% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Black or African American, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (56.3%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salina Area Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 598 students. The full-time enrollment at Salina Area Technical College is 174 and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Salina Area Technical College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Salina Area Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    487

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    62

  3. Black or African American

    18

The enrolled student population at Salina Area Technical College is 81.4% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Black or African American, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 77 more women than men received degrees from Salina Area Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Salina Area Technical College are white (332 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salina Area Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Salina Area Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (50 degrees awarded), Construction (20 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (52 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 Salina Area Technical College are Registered nurses (1,294,936 people), Medical & health services managers (135,005 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (100,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Precision Production (50 degrees awarded), Construction (20 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Health (235 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 Salina Area Technical College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Precision Production (50 degrees awarded), Construction (20 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Health (235 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 Salina Area Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,415,193 people), Elementary & secondary schools (221,913 people), Outpatient care centers (192,242 people), Offices of physicians (185,170 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (138,195 people).

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Precision Production (50 degrees awarded), Construction (20 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Health (235 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 Salina Area Technical 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 Salina Area Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 158

  2. 235

In 2017, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Salina Area Technical College, which is 0.672 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (235).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Salina Area Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 13 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Salina Area Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 11.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% of students graduating from Salina Area Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salina Area Technical 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, 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. White

    332 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salina Area Technical College is white (332 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    193 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    139 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Salina Area Technical College is white female (193 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (139 degrees).

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Operations

Salina Area Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $460k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14k (3.05%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Salina Area Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $5.13M. Salina Area Technical College employs 23 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Salina Area Technical College are Male Instructors (18), Female Instructors(5), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Service with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$460k

2017 Endowment

130%

growth from 2016

Salina Area Technical College has an endowment valued at about $460k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Salina Area Technical College grew 130% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.2M 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: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Salina Area Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.43M

2017 Salaries

3.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Salina Area Technical College paid a median of $2.43M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($5.13M) and a 3.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.15% decline from 2015 and a 7.65% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.1M

Instructional Salaries

23

Number of Employees

In 2017, Salina Area Technical College paid a total of $1.1M to 23 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College were Instructor with 23 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees; Management with 4 employees; and Service with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College was Male Instructor with 18 employees, Female Instructor with 5 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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