Somerset Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,368
1.68% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,611
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,529
36.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.6%
297 Graduates

About

Somerset Community College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Somerset Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (317 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees).

In 2022, 2,625 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Somerset Community College. 46.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,482 degrees), 44.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $4,368, which is $−3,744 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $4,368, which is $−3,744 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,611.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Somerset Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,368
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Somerset Community College was $4,368. The cost of tuition at Somerset Community College is $−3,744 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,611
2022 Value
8.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Somerset Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,611. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Somerset Community College grew by 8.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,508
Room and Board
$1,078
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Somerset Community College was of $7,508 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,078. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.07% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Somerset Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.1% with respect to 2021, when 89% 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.
3.78%
2019 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Somerset Community College was 3.78%, which represents 45 out of the 1190 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

Somerset Community College had a total enrollment of 5,529 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,019 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,510. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.9% White, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.669% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Somerset Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53%), followed by White Male (39.9%) and Two or More Races Female (1.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Somerset Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,529 students. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,019 and the part-time enrollment is 3,510. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 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 Somerset Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Somerset Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,082 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    178 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College is 91.9% White, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.669% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0543% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 27 students (0.488%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 181 fewer women than men received degrees from Somerset Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Somerset Community College is white (2,482 degrees awarded). There were 44.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Somerset Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (317 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Somerset Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (281 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (436 degrees), and Precision Production (145 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 Somerset Community College are Construction managers (37,865 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (37,207 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,062 people), Other managers (31,384 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (18,465 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College in 2022 are Construction (281 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (436 degrees), Precision Production (145 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), and Human Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Somerset Community College are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (281 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (436 degrees), Precision Production (145 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), and Human Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Somerset Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (82,475 people), Construction (81,227 people), Air transportation (35,203 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (23,550 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (23,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (281 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (436 degrees), Precision Production (145 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), and Human Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Somerset Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 317 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Somerset Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 317 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,403
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,222
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,403 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,222).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 253 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College in Electrician, which is 21.1 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.12 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Somerset Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 at Somerset Community College is Male and Two or More Races (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,482 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Somerset Community College is white (2,482 degrees awarded). There were 44.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

0.495% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,324 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,158 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Somerset Community College is white male (1,324 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1158 degrees).

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Operations

Somerset Community College employs 42 Professors, 38 Instructors and 38 Associate professors. Most academics at Somerset Community College are Female Professor (29), Female Associate professor (21), and Male Instructor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 34 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$17.1M
2022 Salaries
0.49%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Somerset Community College paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, a 0.49% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.63M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2022, Somerset Community College paid a total of $7.63M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Professor with 42 employees, Instructor with 38 employees, and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Somerset Community College was Female Professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Instructor with 20 employees.

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

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