South Arkansas Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,992

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,071

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

23.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,536

38.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.8%

40 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 2016, 773 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Arkansas Community College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (435 degrees), 1.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $1,992, which is $-5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $1,992, which is $-5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,071.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,992

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College was $1,992. The cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $-5,328 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,071

2016 Value

21.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 South Arkansas Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,071. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of South Arkansas Community College grew by 21.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,432

Room and Board

$1,638

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Arkansas Community College was of $7,432 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,638. The cost of room and board increased by 1.7% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 24% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at South Arkansas Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.61% with respect to 2015, when 62% 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.

23.1%

2015 Default Rate

100

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at South Arkansas Community College was 23.1%, which represents 100 out of the 432 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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Admissions

South Arkansas Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,536 students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Arkansas Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Arkansas Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at South Arkansas Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Arkansas Community College has a total enrollment of 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 592 students and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 38.5% 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 59% White, 32% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Two or More Races, 0.716% Asian, 0.521% 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 (39.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.5%) and White Male (16.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 592 and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2016 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), South Arkansas Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    906

  2. Black or African American

    491

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    85

The enrolled student population at South Arkansas Community College is 59% White, 32% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Two or More Races, 0.716% Asian, 0.521% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 12 students (0.781%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 157 more women than men received degrees from South Arkansas Community College. The majority of degree recipients at South Arkansas Community College are white (435 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 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 (146 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (13 degrees), and Health (321 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 (1,248,414 people), Medical & health services managers (144,676 people), Miscellaneous managers (136,808 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (131,323 people), and Police officers (129,679 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (146 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (13 degrees), Health (321 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), and Protective Services (43 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 South Arkansas Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (146 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (13 degrees), Health (321 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), and Protective Services (43 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 South Arkansas Community College are Hospitals (1,438,935 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,102 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,186 people), Outpatient care centers (203,719 people), and Offices of physicians (170,854 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (146 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (13 degrees), Health (321 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), and Protective Services (43 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 N/A, 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. 308

  2. 465

In 2016, 308 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (465).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 145 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College in Welding Technology, which is 145 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 120 degrees were awarded to women at South Arkansas Community College in General Health Services, which is 10 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% 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, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (37.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Arkansas Community College is Female and White (37.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    435 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    277 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Arkansas Community College is white (435 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 degrees).

0.259% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    253 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    185 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    182 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Arkansas Community College is white female (253 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (185 degrees).

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Operations

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.19M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.85k (0.407%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, South Arkansas Community College had a total expenditure of $18.2M. Of that $18.2M, they spent $8.19M on salaries and $18.2M on benefits.

South Arkansas Community College employs 32 Instructors, 13 Professors, and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Arkansas Community College are Female Instructors (20), Male Instructors(12), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 20 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.19M

2015 Endowment

2.09%

decline from 2014

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.19M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of South Arkansas Community College declined 2.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.93M 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. $2.19M - Federal

  2. $893k - State

  3. $193k - Local

As of 2015, South Arkansas Community College received $2.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $893k from state grants and contracts, and $193k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$8.19M

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, South Arkansas Community College had a total expenditure of $18.2M. Of that $18.2M, they spent $8.19M on salaries and $18.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at South Arkansas Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.19M

2015 Salaries

2.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, South Arkansas Community College paid a median of $8.19M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 2.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.177% decline from 2013 and a 0.0406% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.78M

Instructional Salaries

59

Number of Employees

In 2015, South Arkansas Community College paid a total of $2.78M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

25 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Instructor with 32 employees; Professor with 13 employees; and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College was Female Instructor with 20 employees, Male Instructor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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

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