Salt Lake Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,437
2.02% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,812
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
29,517
24.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
27.7%
526 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 4,753 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salt Lake Community College. 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,346 degrees), 4.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (791 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $3,437, which is $−4,387 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $3,437, which is $−4,387 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,812.

In 2019, 26% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,437
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Salt Lake Community College was $3,437. The cost of tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $−4,387 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,812
2019 Value
7.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Salt Lake Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,812. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Salt Lake Community College grew by 7.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salt Lake Community College was of $10,800 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 5.88% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 30.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

26% of undergraduate students at Salt Lake Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2018, when 27% 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.
11.8%
2017 Default Rate
427
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Salt Lake Community College was 11.8%, which represents 427 out of the 3632 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

Salt Lake Community College has a total enrollment of 29,517 students. The full-time enrollment at Salt Lake Community College is 7,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 22,265. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Salt Lake Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salt Lake Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.3% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.19% Black or African American, 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.728% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salt Lake Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). 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

24.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salt Lake Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,517 students. The full-time enrollment at Salt Lake Community College is 7,252 and the part-time enrollment is 22,265. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Salt Lake Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Salt Lake Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Salt Lake Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    19,267
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,876
  3. Asian
    1,122

The enrolled student population at Salt Lake Community College is 65.3% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.19% Black or African American, 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.728% 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 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, 791 students (2.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 69 more women than men received degrees from Salt Lake Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salt Lake Community College is white (3,346 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (791 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Salt Lake Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (89 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (38 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,965 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 Salt Lake Community College are Software developers (511,791 people), Other managers (121,146 people), Computer & information systems managers (105,775 people), Computer occupations, all other (97,636 people), and Computer programmers (93,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (89 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (38 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,965 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (672 degrees), and Transportation (64 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 Salt Lake Community College are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (89 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (38 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,965 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (672 degrees), and Transportation (64 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 Salt Lake Community College are Computer Systems Design (536,626 people), Elementary & secondary schools (157,228 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (105,751 people), Insurance carriers (78,133 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (75,012 people).

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (89 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (38 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,965 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (672 degrees), and Transportation (64 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 Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,342
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,411
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,342 degrees were awarded to men at Salt Lake Community College, which is 0.971 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,411).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 625 degrees were awarded to men at Salt Lake Community College in General Studies, which is 0.733 times less than the 853 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 853 degrees were awarded to women at Salt Lake Community College in General Studies, which is 1.36 times more than the 625 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Salt Lake Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (35.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salt Lake Community College is Female and White (35.3% 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, 0.38% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,346 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    791 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salt Lake Community College is white (3,346 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (791 degrees).

1.12% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,690 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,656 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    436 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Salt Lake Community College is white male (1,690 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,656 degrees).

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Operations

Salt Lake Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.01M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.31M (66.2%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Salt Lake Community College had a total salary expenditure of $216M. Salt Lake Community College employs 142 Assistant professors, 129 Associate professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at Salt Lake Community College are Male Assistant professors (81), Male Associate professors(75), and Female Assistant professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 225 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 222 employees, and Management with 143 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.01M
2019 Endowment
8.81%
growth from 2018

Salt Lake Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.01M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Salt Lake Community College grew 8.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.71M higher 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 Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.8M - Federal
  2. $585k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Salt Lake Community College received $3.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $585k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$106M
2019 Salaries
8.92%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Salt Lake Community College paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($216M) and a 8.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.22% decline from 2017 and a 6.98% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.1M
Instructional Salaries
346
Number of Employees

In 2019, Salt Lake Community College paid a total of $21.1M to 346 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
225 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College were Assistant professor with 142 employees; Associate professor with 129 employees; and Associate professor with 57 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 225 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 222 employees; and Management with 143 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College was Male Assistant professor with 81 employees, Male Associate professor with 75 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 61 employees.

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

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