Salt Lake Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,488
1.48% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,204
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.41%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
27,293
25.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26%
517 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 2020, 5,058 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salt Lake Community College. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,490 degrees), 3.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (893 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $3,488, which is $−4,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $3,488, which is $−4,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,204.

In 2020, 30% of undergraduate students attending Salt Lake Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,488
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Salt Lake Community College was $3,488. The cost of tuition at Salt Lake Community College is $−4,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,204
2020 Value
8.93%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Salt Lake Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,204. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Salt Lake Community College grew by 8.93%.

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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

$10,780
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salt Lake Community College was of $10,780 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.185% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Salt Lake Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 15.4% with respect to 2019, when 26% 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.
9.41%
2018 Default Rate
315
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Salt Lake Community College was 9.41%, which represents 315 out of the 3349 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 27,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Salt Lake Community College is 6,860 students and the part-time enrollment is 20,433. This means that 25.1% 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 66.1% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.79% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 1.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.656% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salt Lake Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). 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

25.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salt Lake Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Salt Lake Community College is 6,860 and the part-time enrollment is 20,433. This means that 25.1% of students enrolled at Salt Lake Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Salt Lake Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,034
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,288
  3. Two or More Races
    1,050

The enrolled student population at Salt Lake Community College is 66.1% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.79% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 1.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.656% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 546 students (2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 244 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 (3,490 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (893 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 (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,165 degrees), and Science Technologies (23 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 (434,830 people), Other managers (119,335 people), Computer occupations, all other (113,076 people), Computer programmers (105,280 people), and Computer & information systems managers (104,607 people).

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,165 degrees), Science Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (665 degrees), and Transportation (73 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Other financial specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,165 degrees), Science Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (665 degrees), and Transportation (73 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 (498,053 people), Elementary & secondary schools (157,757 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (105,544 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (77,371 people), and Insurance carriers (76,918 people).

The most specialized majors at Salt Lake Community College are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,165 degrees), Science Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (665 degrees), and Transportation (73 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,407
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,651
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,407 degrees were awarded to men at Salt Lake Community College, which is 0.908 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,651).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 592 degrees were awarded to men at Salt Lake Community College in General Studies, which is 0.705 times less than the 840 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 840 degrees were awarded to women at Salt Lake Community College in General Studies, which is 1.42 times more than the 592 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 27% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (38.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salt Lake Community College is Male and Asian (38.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.58% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,490 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    893 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salt Lake Community College is white (3,490 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (893 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,797 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,693 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    531 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salt Lake Community College is white female (1,797 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,693 degrees).

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Operations

Salt Lake Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.64M (42.7%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Salt Lake Community College had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Salt Lake Community College employs 136 Associate professors, 134 Assistant professors, and 56 Professors. Most academics at Salt Lake Community College are Male Associate professors (77), Male Assistant professors(76), and Female Associate professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 227 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 224 employees, and Management with 139 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.53M
2020 Endowment
6.45%
growth from 2019

Salt Lake Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Salt Lake Community College grew 6.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.11M 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. $3.63M - Federal
  2. $767k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Salt Lake Community College received $3.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $767k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$105M
2020 Salaries
1.11%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Salt Lake Community College paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 50.2% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 1.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.92% growth from 2018 and a 4.22% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21M
Instructional Salaries
348
Number of Employees

In 2020, Salt Lake Community College paid a total of $21M to 348 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
227 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College were Associate professor with 136 employees; Assistant professor with 134 employees; and Assistant professor with 56 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 227 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 224 employees; and Management with 139 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salt Lake Community College was Male Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Female Associate professor with 59 employees.

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

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