Schenectady County Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,608
4.92% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,056
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,015
30.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
23.9%
160 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 484 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Schenectady County Community College. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (330 degrees), 5.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $4,608, which is $−3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $4,608, which is $−3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,056.

In 2020, 38% of undergraduate students attending Schenectady County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,608
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Schenectady County Community College was $4,608. The cost of tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $−3,372 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,056
2020 Value
8.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Schenectady County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,056. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Schenectady County Community College grew by 8.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,690
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Schenectady County Community College was of $8,690 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Schenectady County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2019, when 39% 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%
2018 Default Rate
131
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Schenectady County Community College was 13.3%, which represents 131 out of the 983 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

Schenectady County Community College has a total enrollment of 4,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Schenectady County Community College is 1,227 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,788. This means that 30.6% of students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Schenectady County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 10.2% Asian, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 1.79% Two or More Races, 0.697% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.274% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). 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

30.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Schenectady County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Schenectady County Community College is 1,227 and the part-time enrollment is 2,788. This means that 30.6% of students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
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 Schenectady County Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Schenectady County 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
    2,580
  2. Black or African American
    489
  3. Asian
    409

The enrolled student population at Schenectady County Community College is 64.3% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 10.2% Asian, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 1.79% Two or More Races, 0.697% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.274% 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 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, 80 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 82 more women than men received degrees from Schenectady County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Schenectady County Community College is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 5.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Schenectady County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), and Protective Services (42 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Social workers, all other (175,651 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (156,625 people), Other managers (134,969 people), Police officers (129,293 people), and Graphic designers (85,862 people).

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Protective Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Schenectady County Community College are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Protective Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Schenectady County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (350,666 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (329,599 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,773 people), Individual & family services (145,022 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (136,095 people).

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Protective Services (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Schenectady County 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 Schenectady County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
283
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Schenectady County Community College, which is 0.71 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (283).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Schenectady County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.694 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Schenectady County Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 1.57 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Schenectady County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Schenectady County Community College is Female and Two or More Races (57.1% 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, 3.75% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    330 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Schenectady County Community College is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 5.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

0.207% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    175 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Schenectady County Community College is white female (175 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (155 degrees).

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Operations

Schenectady County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.73k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Schenectady County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $38.8M. Schenectady County Community College employs 20 Professors, 11 Associate professors, and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at Schenectady County Community College are Female Professors (12), Male Professors(8), and Female Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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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. $4.1M - Federal
  2. $2.58M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Schenectady County Community College received $4.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.58M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.3M
2020 Salaries
0.903%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Schenectady County Community College paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($38.8M) and a 0.903% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.64% decline from 2018 and a 1.36% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.51M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2020, Schenectady County Community College paid a total of $2.51M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 13% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College were Professor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College was Female Professor with 12 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Schenectady County Community College.

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