Sandhills Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

5.56% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,611

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.76%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

3,782

38.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

14.6%

70 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 2016, 795 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sandhills Community College. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (529 degrees), 4.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,888 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,888 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,611.

In 2016, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College is $-4,888 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$10,611

2016 Value

10.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Sandhills Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,611. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Sandhills Community College grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,683

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sandhills Community College was of $9,683 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.972% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Sandhills Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

4.76%

2015 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Sandhills Community College was 4.76%, which represents 1 out of the 21 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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Admissions

Sandhills Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 3,782 students enrolled at Sandhills Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sandhills Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sandhills Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Sandhills Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sandhills Community College has a total enrollment of 3,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,457 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,325. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 17.7% Black or African American, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.22% Asian, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sandhills Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sandhills Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,457 and the part-time enrollment is 2,325. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2016 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 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Sandhills 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

    2,281

  2. Black or African American

    669

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    400

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College is 60.3% White, 17.7% Black or African American, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.22% Asian, and 0.132% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 100 students (2.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 163 more women than men received degrees from Sandhills Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Sandhills Community College are white (529 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 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 (61 degrees awarded), Agriculture (18 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 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 Miscellaneous managers (89,548 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (79,438 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (34,113 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (32,128 people), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (29,131 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Agriculture (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (63 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Agriculture (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (63 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 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 Elementary & secondary schools (129,145 people), Computer Systems Design (62,765 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (61,923 people), Construction (47,374 people), and Hospitals (46,076 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Agriculture (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (63 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 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 N/A, 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. 316

  2. 479

In 2016, 316 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (479).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.642 times less than the 120 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 120 degrees were awarded to women at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.56 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% 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 21% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sandhills Community College is Female and Two or More Races (25% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.43% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    529 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    110 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sandhills Community College is white (529 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 degrees).

2.26% 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

    298 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    231 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sandhills Community College is white female (298 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (231 degrees).

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Operations

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.24M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $639k (6.92%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Sandhills Community College had a total expenditure of $36M. Of that $36M, they spent $18.3M on salaries and $36M on benefits.

Sandhills Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Sandhills Community College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.24M

2015 Endowment

7.53%

growth from 2014

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.24M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Sandhills Community College grew 7.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.12M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$18.3M

Salary Expenditure

$36M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Sandhills Community College had a total expenditure of $36M. Of that $36M, they spent $18.3M on salaries and $36M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Sandhills Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.3M

2015 Salaries

0.214%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Sandhills Community College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($36M) and a 0.214% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.51% decline from 2013 and a 0.63% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.8M

Instructional Salaries

120

Number of Employees

In 2015, Sandhills Community College paid a total of $5.8M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College were Management with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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