Sandhills Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,308

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,206

35.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.5%

72 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 834 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sandhills Community College. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (543 degrees), 4.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,308.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College is $-4,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,308

2017 Value

2.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sandhills Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,308. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sandhills Community College grew by 2.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,705

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sandhills Community College was of $9,705 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.227% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Sandhills Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.7% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

13.3%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sandhills Community College was 13.3%, which represents 2 out of the 15 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

Sandhills Community College has a total enrollment of 4,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,480 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,726. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.4% White, 17.8% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.31% Asian, and 0.0951% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sandhills Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sandhills Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,480 and the part-time enrollment is 2,726. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Sandhills Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Sandhills 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

    2,456

  2. Black or African American

    748

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    497

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College is 58.4% White, 17.8% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.31% Asian, and 0.0951% 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.

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, 131 students (3.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 148 more women than men received degrees from Sandhills Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Sandhills Community College are white (543 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sandhills Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (93 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (263 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 Sandhills Community College are Software developers (435,072 people), Other managers (157,662 people), Computer occupations, all other (134,613 people), Computer programmers (118,744 people), and Computer & information systems managers (107,123 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (263 degrees), Agriculture (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 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 Sandhills Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (263 degrees), Agriculture (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 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 Sandhills Community College are Computer Systems Design (510,926 people), Elementary & secondary schools (189,497 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (137,919 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (90,206 people), and Banking & related activities (89,999 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (263 degrees), Agriculture (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 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 Sandhills 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 Sandhills Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 343

  2. 491

In 2017, 343 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College, which is 0.699 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (491).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.659 times less than the 135 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.52 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Sandhills Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (28%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sandhills Community College is Male and White (28% 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

    543 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sandhills Community College is white (543 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

2.16% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    303 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    240 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sandhills Community College is white female (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (240 degrees).

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Operations

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.1M (20.7%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Sandhills Community College had a total salary expenditure of $37M. Sandhills Community College employs 120 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sandhills Community College are Female No academic ranks (84), Male No academic ranks(36), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College are: Management, with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.1M

2017 Endowment

3.66%

growth from 2016

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sandhills Community College grew 3.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.49M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/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, Sandhills Community 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

$18M

2017 Salaries

5.58%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sandhills Community College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($37M) and a 5.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.57% decline from 2015 and a 0.214% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.87M

Instructional Salaries

120

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sandhills Community College paid a total of $6.87M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

120 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

51 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College were No academic rank with 120 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College were Management with 51 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; and Service with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College was Female No academic rank with 84 employees, Male No academic rank with 36 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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