South Arkansas Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,992

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,728

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

21.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,481

43.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.9%

29 Graduates

About

South Arkansas Community College is a higher education institution located in Union County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Arkansas Community College were .

In 2017, 603 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Arkansas Community College. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (377 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (180 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $1,992, which is $-5,422 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $1,992, which is $-5,422 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,728.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,992

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College was $1,992. The cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $-5,422 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,728

2017 Value

4.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Arkansas Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,728. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Arkansas Community College grew by 4.85%.

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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

$7,432

Room and Board

$1,641

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Arkansas Community College was of $7,432 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,641. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.183% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at South Arkansas Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.56% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

21.6%

2016 Default Rate

101

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Arkansas Community College was 21.6%, which represents 101 out of the 467 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

South Arkansas Community College has a total enrollment of 1,481 students. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 638 students and the part-time enrollment is 843. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.9% White, 32.4% Black or African American, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.878% Asian, 0.405% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (26%) and White Male (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,481 students. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 638 and the part-time enrollment is 843. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2017 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 South Arkansas Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), South Arkansas 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

    857

  2. Black or African American

    480

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    63

The enrolled student population at South Arkansas Community College is 57.9% White, 32.4% Black or African American, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.878% Asian, 0.405% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 115 more women than men received degrees from South Arkansas Community College. The majority of degree recipients at South Arkansas Community College are white (377 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (180 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Arkansas Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (131 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees).

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 South Arkansas Community College are Registered nurses (1,302,954 people), Medical & health services managers (138,889 people), Pharmacists (129,593 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,652 people), and Police officers (120,250 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (131 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Health (238 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (16 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 South Arkansas Community College are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (131 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Health (238 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (16 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,441,620 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (310,174 people), Elementary & secondary schools (270,949 people), Outpatient care centers (205,126 people), and Offices of physicians (189,990 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (131 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Health (238 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (16 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 South Arkansas Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 244

  2. 359

In 2017, 244 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College, which is 0.68 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (359).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 125 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College in Welding Technology, which is 20.8 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 77 degrees were awarded to women at South Arkansas Community College in General Health Services, which is 9.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from South Arkansas Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Arkansas Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    377 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    180 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Arkansas Community College is white (377 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (180 degrees).

0.498% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    227 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Arkansas Community College is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (150 degrees).

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Operations

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.51M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.12k (0.472%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Arkansas Community College had a total salary expenditure of $18.4M. South Arkansas Community College employs 32 Instructors, 11 Professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Arkansas Community College are Female Instructors (19), Male Instructors(13), and Female Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Management with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.51M

2017 Endowment

7.65%

growth from 2016

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.51M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Arkansas Community College grew 7.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.15M lower than than the median endowment of 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 Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.83M - Federal

  2. $1.71M - State

  3. $295k - Local

As of 2017, South Arkansas Community College received $1.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.71M from state grants and contracts, and $295k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.58M

2017 Salaries

0.935%

decline from 2016

In 2017, South Arkansas Community College paid a median of $7.58M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($18.4M) and a 0.935% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.58% decline from 2015 and a 2.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.84M

Instructional Salaries

57

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Arkansas Community College paid a total of $2.84M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Instructor with 32 employees; Professor with 11 employees; and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Management with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College was Female Instructor with 19 employees, Male Instructor with 13 employees, and Female Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South Arkansas Community College.

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