Seattle Central College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,453
3.32% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,434
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,743
53.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.9%
56 Graduates

About

Seattle Central College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seattle Central College were General Health Services (70 degrees awarded), Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (20 degrees), and Network & System Administration (4 degrees).

In 2019, 1,389 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Central College. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (383 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,453, which is $−9,036 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,453, which is $−9,036 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,434.

In 2019, 28% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,453
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Seattle Central College was $3,453. The cost of tuition at Seattle Central College is $−9,036 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$4,434
2019 Value
5.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Seattle Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,434. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Seattle Central College grew by 5.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140
Room and Board
$825
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Central College was of $10,140 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
6%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Seattle Central College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.67% with respect to 2018, when 30% 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.
12.1%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Central College was 12.1%, which represents 44 out of the 363 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

Seattle Central College has a total enrollment of 6,743 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,121. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% White, 13.9% Asian, 12.7% Black or African American, 9.71% Two or More Races, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seattle Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (13.4%), followed by White Male (12.2%) and Asian Female (8.78%). 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

53.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,743 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,622 and the part-time enrollment is 3,121. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Seattle Central College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Seattle Central 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
    2,113
  2. Asian
    937
  3. Black or African American
    857

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College is 31.3% White, 13.9% Asian, 12.7% Black or African American, 9.71% Two or More Races, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 662 students (9.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 233 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Central College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seattle Central College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Central College is General Health Services (70 degrees awarded), followed by Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (20 degrees) and Network & System Administration (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seattle Central College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), and Construction (34 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 Seattle Central College are Other managers (159,219 people), Postsecondary teachers (141,840 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (139,490 people), Graphic designers (98,163 people), and Secondary school teachers (88,892 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 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 Seattle Central College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Advertising sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 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 Seattle Central College are Elementary & secondary schools (330,452 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (278,906 people), Construction (141,051 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,336 people), and Computer Systems Design (120,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (526 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 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 Seattle Central College.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Central College was General Health Services with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

578
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
811
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 578 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College, which is 0.713 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (811).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.659 times less than the 317 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 317 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.52 times more than the 209 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seattle Central College is Male and Two or More Races (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 8.93% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Central College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (185 degrees).

7.78% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    212 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Central College is white female (212 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (171 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.59M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $902k (9.4%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Seattle Central College had a total salary expenditure of $84.9M. Seattle Central College employs 151 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Seattle Central College are Female No academic ranks (86), Male No academic ranks(65), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Central College are: Management, with 128 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 113 employees, and Service with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.59M
2019 Endowment
0.87%
decline from 2018

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at about $9.59M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Central College declined 0.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.23M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.48M - Federal
  2. $5.37M - State
  3. $4.7M - Local

As of 2019, Seattle Central College received $2.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.37M from state grants and contracts, and $4.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.4M
2019 Salaries
5.77%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Seattle Central College paid a median of $36.4M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($84.9M) and a 5.77% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.8% decline from 2017 and a 10.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
151
Number of Employees

In 2019, Seattle Central College paid a total of $11.6M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
128 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle Central College were No academic rank with 151 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Central College were Management with 128 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees; and Service with 49 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Central College was Female No academic rank with 86 employees, Male No academic rank with 65 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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