Seattle Central College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,727
7.94% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,191
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,763
53.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.3%
51 Graduates

About

Seattle Central College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seattle Central College were General Health Services (45 degrees awarded), Community Health Services (22 degrees), and Network & System Administration (6 degrees).

In 2020, 1,229 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Central 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 (347 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,727, which is $−8,102 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,727, which is $−8,102 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,191.

In 2020, 35% of undergraduate students attending Seattle Central College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,727
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Seattle Central College was $3,727. The cost of tuition at Seattle Central College is $−8,102 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$5,191
2020 Value
17.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Seattle Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,191. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Seattle Central College grew by 17.1%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,568
Room and Board
$865
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Central College was of $10,568 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $865. The cost of room and board increased by 4.22% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Seattle Central College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 25% with respect to 2019, 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.
11%
2018 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Central College was 11%, which represents 44 out of the 401 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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Seattle Central College has a total enrollment of 5,763 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,068 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,695. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.4% White, 15% Asian, 13.4% Black or African American, 10.1% Two or More Races, 8.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seattle Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (14.9%), followed by White Male (10.7%) and Asian Female (9.65%). 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

53.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,763 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,068 and the part-time enrollment is 2,695. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% 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 (66%), 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
    1,693
  2. Asian
    864
  3. Black or African American
    775

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College is 29.4% White, 15% Asian, 13.4% Black or African American, 10.1% Two or More Races, 8.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 678 students (11.8%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 209 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 (347 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Central College is General Health Services (45 degrees awarded), followed by Community Health Services (22 degrees) and Network & System Administration (6 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 (82 degrees awarded), Transportation (30 degrees), and Construction (40 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 Seattle Central College are Other managers (92,478 people), Postsecondary teachers (85,602 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (82,897 people), Physicians (67,098 people), and Other Physical Scientists (55,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (82 degrees awarded), Transportation (30 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (483 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (55 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 Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Other financial specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (82 degrees awarded), Transportation (30 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (483 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (55 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 (159,172 people), Elementary & secondary schools (158,654 people), Construction (98,019 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (86,268 people), and Computer Systems Design (64,740 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (82 degrees awarded), Transportation (30 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (483 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (55 degrees).

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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 Seattle Central College.
Most Common
  1. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Central College was General Health Services with 45 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

510
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
719
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 510 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College, which is 0.709 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (719).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.707 times less than the 283 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 283 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.42 times more than the 200 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (64.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seattle Central College is Male and Asian (64.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 5.88% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    347 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Central College is white (347 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

6.35% of degree recipients (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    188 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Seattle Central College is white female (188 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (159 degrees).

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Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $558k (5.74%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Seattle Central College had a total salary expenditure of $86.6M. 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.

Endowment

$9.73M
2020 Endowment
1.44%
growth from 2019

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at about $9.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Central College grew 1.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.79M 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. $2.84M - Federal
  2. $5.47M - State
  3. $5.4M - Local

As of 2020, Seattle Central College received $2.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.47M from state grants and contracts, and $5.4M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$41M
2020 Salaries
12.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Seattle Central College paid a median of $41M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($86.6M) and a 12.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.77% decline from 2018 and a 11.8% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
151
Number of Employees

In 2020, Seattle Central College paid a total of $11.6M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, 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 2020, 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 Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Central College was Female No academic rank with 86 employees, and Male No academic rank with 65 employees.

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