Sonoran Desert Institute

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,440
14.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,767
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,709
73.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.2%
346 Graduates

About

Sonoran Desert Institute is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sonoran Desert Institute were .

In 2020, 655 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sonoran Desert Institute. 0.916% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 99.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (530 degrees), 9.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $9,440, which is $−2,060 less than the national average for ($11,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $9,440, which is $−2,060 less than the national average for ($11,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,767.

In 2020, 25% of undergraduate students attending Sonoran Desert Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,440
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute was $9,440. The cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $−2,060 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,767
2020 Value
2.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Sonoran Desert Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,767. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Sonoran Desert Institute grew by 2.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,704
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sonoran Desert Institute was of $9,704 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 6.08% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

25% of undergraduate students at Sonoran Desert Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 7.41% with respect to 2019, when 27% 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.
13.1%
2018 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Sonoran Desert Institute was 13.1%, which represents 38 out of the 291 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

Sonoran Desert Institute has a total enrollment of 2,709 students. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 2,003 students and the part-time enrollment is 706. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.6% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 3.91% Black or African American, 0.775% Asian, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (74.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (11.2%) and Two or More Races Male (4.19%). 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

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,709 students. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 2,003 and the part-time enrollment is 706. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 65.9% at similar .

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), Sonoran Desert Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,049
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    303
  3. Two or More Races
    119

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute is 75.6% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 3.91% Black or African American, 0.775% Asian, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.517% 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 is 37.9% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 643 fewer women than men received degrees from Sonoran Desert Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sonoran Desert Institute is white (530 degrees awarded). There were 9.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sonoran Desert Institute is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sonoran Desert Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (655 degrees awarded).

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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Other managers (1,032 people), Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (978 people), Automotive service technicians & mechanics (786 people), Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists (584 people), and Maintenance & repair workers, general (471 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (655 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Project management specialists, Software developers, Aerospace engineers, and Electrical & electronics engineers

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (655 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Construction (1,803 people), Automotive repair & maintenance (1,142 people), Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (733 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (603 people), and Car Dealers (579 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (655 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute.
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 Sonoran Desert Institute was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

649
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 649 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute, which is 108 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 649 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 108 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 6 degrees were awarded to women at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 0.00924 times less than the 649 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Sonoran Desert Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sonoran Desert Institute is Female and White (77.8% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 3.76% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    530 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sonoran Desert Institute is white (530 degrees awarded). There were 9.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

3.05% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    527 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sonoran Desert Institute is white male (527 degrees awarded). There were 9.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Sonoran Desert Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.162% average return ($14.1k on $8.7M) across all .

In 2020, Sonoran Desert Institute had a total salary expenditure of $12M. Sonoran Desert Institute employs 34 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sonoran Desert Institute are Male No academic ranks (29), Female No academic ranks(5), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Sales and related with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Sonoran Desert Institute received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.92M
2020 Salaries
34.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a median of $6.92M in salaries, which represents 57.6% of their overall expenditure ($12M) and a 34.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 59.5% growth from 2018 and a 111% growth from 2017.

The median for similar is 613k (11.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.59M
Instructional Salaries
34
Number of Employees

In 2020, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a total of $1.59M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $348k (56.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute were No academic rank with 34 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Sales and related with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute was Male No academic rank with 29 employees, and Female No academic rank with 5 employees.

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