Sandhills Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,598
2022 Average Net Price
$12,583
After Financial Aid
2017 Default Rate
20%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,778
29.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.8%
176 Graduates

About

Sandhills Community College is a higher education institution located in Moore County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Sandhills Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (304 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (60 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (38 degrees).

In 2022, 817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sandhills Community College. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (478 degrees), 4.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,598, which is $−5,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sandhills Community College is $2,598, which is $−5,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,583.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Sandhills Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,598
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College was $2,598. The cost of tuition at Sandhills Community College is $−5,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$12,583
2022 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sandhills Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,583. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sandhills Community College grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,714
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sandhills Community College was of $10,714 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

75% of undergraduate students at Sandhills Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 74.4% with respect to 2021, when 43% 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.
20%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Sandhills Community College was 20%, which represents 1 out of the 5 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 had a total enrollment of 3,778 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,127 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,651. This means that 29.8% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52% White, 16% Black or African American, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Two or More Races, 2.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.38% Asian, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sandhills Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sandhills Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,778 students. The full-time enrollment at Sandhills Community College is 1,127 and the part-time enrollment is 2,651. This means that 29.8% of students enrolled at Sandhills Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Sandhills Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,964 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    605 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    546 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sandhills Community College is 52% White, 16% Black or African American, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Two or More Races, 2.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.38% Asian, and 0.106% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 320 students (8.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 251 more women than men received degrees from Sandhills Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sandhills Community College is white (478 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Sandhills Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (304 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (60 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (38 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (54 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (342 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees).

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 Police officers (133,754 people), Other managers (93,978 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,952 people), Software developers (41,891 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (54 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (342 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (54 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (342 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Sandhills Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,130 people), Elementary & secondary schools (173,316 people), Computer Systems Design (76,925 people), Construction (69,069 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Sandhills Community College are Engineering Technologies (54 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (342 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 304 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Sandhills Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 304 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

283
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
534
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (534).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.49 times less than the 204 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at Sandhills Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.04 times more than the 100 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Sandhills Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sandhills Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 5.11% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    478 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sandhills Community College is white (478 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

6.85% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    308 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    170 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sandhills Community College is white female (308 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (170 degrees).

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Operations

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−22.7%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Sandhills Community College had a total salary expenditure of 47.5M. Sandhills Community College employs 120 No academic ranks. Most academics at Sandhills Community College are Female No academic rank (81), and Male No academic rank (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College are: Management, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

Endowment

$19.6M
2022 Endowment
1.65%
growth from 2021

Sandhills Community College has an endowment valued at about $19.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Sandhills Community College grew 1.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M 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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Salary Expenditure

$25.9M
2022 Salaries
5.64%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sandhills Community College paid a median of $25.9M in salaries, which represents 54.6% of their overall expenditure ($47.5M) and a 5.64% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.68M
Instructional Salaries
120
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sandhills Community College paid a total of $7.68M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
120 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College was No academic rank with 120 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sandhills Community College were Management with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sandhills Community College was Female No academic rank with 81 employees, and Male No academic rank with 39 employees.

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