Seattle Central College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,468

2.21% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,546

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,928

54.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.4%

65 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 (40 degrees awarded) and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (17 degrees).

In 2017, 1,360 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Central College. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (364 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (186 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,468, which is $-9,422 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,468, which is $-9,422 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,546.

In 2017, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,468

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Seattle Central College was $3,468. The cost of tuition at Seattle Central College is $-9,422 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$4,546

2017 Value

8.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Seattle Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,546. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Seattle Central College grew by 8.48%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.68% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Seattle Central College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 28% 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.

13.4%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Central College was 13.4%, which represents 55 out of the 411 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

Seattle Central 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 6,928 students enrolled at Seattle Central College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle Central 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 Seattle Central 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 Seattle Central College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle Central College has a total enrollment of 6,928 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,749 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,179. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.1% White, 12.9% Asian, 11% Black or African American, 8.37% Two or More Races, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, 0.505% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.375% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seattle Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (13.4%), followed by White Male (13%) and Asian Female (6.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,928 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,749 and the part-time enrollment is 3,179. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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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 (64%), 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

    2,084

  2. Asian

    897

  3. Black or African American

    765

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College is 30.1% White, 12.9% Asian, 11% Black or African American, 8.37% Two or More Races, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, 0.505% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.375% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 834 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 242 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Central College. The majority of degree recipients at Seattle Central College are white (364 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (186 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Central College is General Health Services (40 degrees awarded), followed by Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (17 degrees) and N/A.

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 (84 degrees awarded), Construction (39 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 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 (93,113 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (92,734 people), Postsecondary teachers (83,467 people), Physicians (70,166 people), and Other Physical Scientists (51,089 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Construction (39 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (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 Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Construction (39 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (64 degrees).

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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 Seattle Central College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (162,294 people), Elementary & secondary schools (157,474 people), Construction (95,511 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,958 people), and Computer Systems Design (67,149 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Construction (39 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (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. 40 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Central College was General Health Services with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 559

  2. 801

In 2017, 559 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (801).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 223 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.726 times less than the 307 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 307 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.38 times more than the 223 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Seattle Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (30%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seattle Central College is Female and Asian (30% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 7.69% 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

    364 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    186 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Central College is white (364 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (186 degrees).

6.1% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    195 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    169 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Central College is white female (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (169 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.86M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $248k (2.51%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Seattle Central College had a total expenditure of $82.2M. Of that $82.2M, they spent $43.8M on salaries and $82.2M on benefits.

Seattle Central College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Seattle Central College are Female No academic ranks (81), Male No academic ranks(63), and Male Instructors (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Central College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Management, with 109 employees, and Service with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.86M

2017 Endowment

2.65%

growth from 2016

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at about $9.86M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Central College grew 2.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $149k 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. $825k - Federal

  2. $1.85M - State

  3. $3.26M - Local

As of 2017, Seattle Central College received $825k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.85M from state grants and contracts, and $3.26M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$43.8M

Salary Expenditure

$82.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Seattle Central College had a total expenditure of $82.2M. Of that $82.2M, they spent $43.8M on salaries and $82.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$43.8M

2017 Salaries

10.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Seattle Central College paid a median of $43.8M in salaries, which represents 53.3% of their overall expenditure ($82.2M) and a 10.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.99% growth from 2015 and a 5.57% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.29M

Instructional Salaries

144

Number of Employees

In 2017, Seattle Central College paid a total of $9.29M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

127 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle Central 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 Seattle Central College were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees; Management with 109 employees; and Service with 48 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. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Central College was Female No academic rank with 81 employees, Male No academic rank with 63 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Seattle Central College.

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