Seattle Central College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,393

3.69% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,967

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

17.3%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,705

52.8% 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 (32 degrees awarded) and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (17 degrees).

In 2016, 1,182 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Central College. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (366 degrees), 2.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,393, which is $-9,407 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Central College is $3,393, which is $-9,407 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,967.

In 2016, 28% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,393

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Seattle Central College was $3,393. The cost of tuition at Seattle Central College is $-9,407 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$4,967

2016 Value

31.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Seattle Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,967. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Seattle Central College grew by 31.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Central College was of $9,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.34% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

7%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Seattle Central College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2015, when 29% 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.

17.3%

2015 Default Rate

52

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Central College was 17.3%, which represents 52 out of the 300 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 6,705 students enrolled at Seattle Central College in 2016, 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

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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 6,705 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,543 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,162. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.1% White, 11.1% Asian, 9.66% Black or African American, 7.98% Two or More Races, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seattle Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (13.8%), followed by White Male (12.7%) and Asian Female (6.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,705 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Central College is 3,543 and the part-time enrollment is 3,162. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Seattle Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% 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 (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

    2,219

  2. Asian

    747

  3. Black or African American

    648

The enrolled student population at Seattle Central College is 33.1% White, 11.1% Asian, 9.66% Black or African American, 7.98% Two or More Races, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.373% 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 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 752 students (11.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 236 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Central College. The majority of degree recipients at Seattle Central College are white (366 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (150 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Central College is General Health Services (32 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 (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (612 degrees), and Construction (21 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 Seattle Central College are Software developers, applications & systems software (448,675 people), Miscellaneous managers (221,373 people), Computer programmers (127,072 people), Other Computer Occupations (118,830 people), and Computer & information systems managers (114,718 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (612 degrees), Construction (21 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing & sales managers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (612 degrees), Construction (21 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 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 Computer Systems Design (530,911 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (216,996 people), Elementary & secondary schools (189,444 people), Hospitals (137,281 people), and Construction (112,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Central College are Physical Sciences (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (612 degrees), Construction (21 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 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. 32 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 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 473

  2. 709

In 2016, 473 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (709).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.654 times less than the 370 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 370 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.53 times more than the 242 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

    366 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Central College is white (366 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (150 degrees).

5.75% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    205 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    161 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Central College is white female (205 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (161 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.31M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $146k (1.57%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Seattle Central College had a total expenditure of $76.7M. Of that $76.7M, they spent $39M on salaries and $76.7M 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 N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Central College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Management, with 115 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.31M

2015 Endowment

29.1%

growth from 2014

Seattle Central College has an endowment valued at about $9.31M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Central College grew 29.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $363k higher 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. $957k - Federal

  2. $1.37M - State

  3. $2.17M - Local

As of 2015, Seattle Central College received $957k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.37M from state grants and contracts, and $2.17M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$39M

Salary Expenditure

$76.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Seattle Central College had a total expenditure of $76.7M. Of that $76.7M, they spent $39M on salaries and $76.7M 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

$39M

2015 Salaries

5.57%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Seattle Central College paid a median of $39M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($76.7M) and a 5.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.89% growth from 2013 and a 0.186% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.61M

Instructional Salaries

162

Number of Employees

In 2015, Seattle Central College paid a total of $9.61M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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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 115 employees; and Service with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Central College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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