Sonoran Desert Institute

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,560
8.2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,873
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,011
65.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.7%
341 Graduates

About

Sonoran Desert Institute is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Sonoran Desert Institute were Gunsmithing (816 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 1,360 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sonoran Desert Institute. 2.35% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 97.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,014 degrees), 6.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (145 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $10,560, which is $−2,122 less than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $10,560, which is $−2,122 less than the national average for ($12,682).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,873.

In 2022, 28% of undergraduate students attending Sonoran Desert Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,560
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute was $10,560. The cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $−2,122 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($12,682).

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Average Net Price

$16,873
2022 Value
1.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sonoran Desert Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,873. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sonoran Desert Institute grew by 1.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,640
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sonoran Desert Institute was of $10,640 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.47% between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Sonoran Desert Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2021, 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.
5.04%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sonoran Desert Institute was 5.04%, which represents 19 out of the 377 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 had a total enrollment of 4,011 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 2,621 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,390. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 4.26% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.648% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (12.8%) and Black or African American Male (5.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,011 students. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 2,621 and the part-time enrollment is 1,390.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Sonoran Desert Institute was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Sonoran Desert Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,923 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    507 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    230 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute is 72.9% White, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 4.26% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.648% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.374% 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 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,296 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 (1,014 degrees awarded). There were 6.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (145 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Sonoran Desert Institute is Gunsmithing (816 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (1,360 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (1,125 people), Other managers (732 people), Automotive service technicians & mechanics (719 people), Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (653 people), and Maintenance & repair workers, general (584 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (1,360 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 General & operations managers, Software developers, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Other managers

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (1,360 degrees awarded) (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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Construction (1,896 people), Automotive repair & maintenance (1,290 people), Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (770 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (636 people), and Air transportation (544 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (1,360 degrees awarded) (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 Sonoran Desert Institute.
Most Common (2022)
816 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Sonoran Desert Institute was Gunsmithing with 816 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,328
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,328 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute, which is 41.5 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1328 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 41.5 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 0.0241 times less than the 1328 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Sonoran Desert Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sonoran Desert Institute is Female and White (60% graduation rate). Across all , 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
    1,014 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sonoran Desert Institute is white (1,014 degrees awarded). There were 6.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (145 degrees).

4.34% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    990 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sonoran Desert Institute is white male (990 degrees awarded). There were 7.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (141 degrees).

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Operations

Sonoran Desert Institute employs 9 No academic ranks. Most academics at Sonoran Desert Institute are Male No academic rank (6), and Female No academic rank (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$10.3M
2022 Salaries
29.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, a 29.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$486k
Instructional Salaries
9
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a total of $486k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute was No academic rank with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees, Management with 32 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute was Male No academic rank with 6 employees, and Female No academic rank with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Sonoran Desert Institute.

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