Somerset Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,296
2.87% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,741
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
15.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,837
42.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.7%
262 Graduates

About

Somerset Community College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, KY. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Somerset Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 3,147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Somerset Community College. 44.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,997 degrees), 43.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $4,296, which is $−3,684 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $4,296, which is $−3,684 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,741.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Somerset Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,296
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Somerset Community College was $4,296. The cost of tuition at Somerset Community College is $−3,684 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,741
2020 Value
6.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Somerset Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,741. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Somerset Community College grew by 6.81%.

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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

$6,975
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Somerset Community College was of $6,975 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Somerset Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.2% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
15.7%
2018 Default Rate
202
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Somerset Community College was 15.7%, which represents 202 out of the 1286 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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Somerset Community College has a total enrollment of 4,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,789. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92.7% White, 2.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.868% Asian, 0.868% Black or African American, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Somerset Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.6%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Two or More Races Female (1.42%). 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

42.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Somerset Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,048 and the part-time enrollment is 2,789. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2020 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Somerset Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,483
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    116
  3. Two or More Races
    107

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College is 92.7% White, 2.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.868% Asian, 0.868% Black or African American, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 331 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 (2,997 degrees awarded). There were 43.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Somerset Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (321 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (578 degrees), and Communication Technologies (75 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 Software developers (430,224 people), Computer occupations, all other (110,247 people), Other managers (109,143 people), Computer programmers (103,670 people), and Computer & information systems managers (101,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (321 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (578 degrees), Communication Technologies (75 degrees), Precision Production (238 degrees), and Human Sciences (104 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (321 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (578 degrees), Communication Technologies (75 degrees), Precision Production (238 degrees), and Human Sciences (104 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 Somerset Community College are Computer Systems Design (485,483 people), Elementary & secondary schools (123,834 people), Construction (99,868 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (91,484 people), and Insurance carriers (69,391 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (321 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (578 degrees), Communication Technologies (75 degrees), Precision Production (238 degrees), and Human Sciences (104 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 Somerset Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Somerset Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,739
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,408
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,739 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College, which is 1.24 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 274 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College in Electrician, which is 27.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 268 degrees were awarded to women at Somerset Community College in Medical Administrative Assistant, which is 44.7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Somerset Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Somerset Community College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,997 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Somerset Community College is white (2,997 degrees awarded). There were 43.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

0.604% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,639 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,358 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Somerset Community College is white male (1,639 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,358 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Somerset Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $206k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Somerset Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Somerset Community College employs 46 Associate professors, 38 Professors, and 34 Instructors. Most academics at Somerset Community College are Female Associate professors (27), Female Professors(24), and Female Instructors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, and Service with 29 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.31M - Federal
  2. $463k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Somerset Community College received $4.31M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $463k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.4M
2020 Salaries
3.44%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Somerset Community College paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 3.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0335% decline from 2018 and a 3.04% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.89M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2020, Somerset Community College paid a total of $6.89M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Associate professor with 46 employees; Professor with 38 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees; and Service with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Somerset Community College was Female Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 24 employees, and Female Instructor with 21 employees.

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

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