South College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,450
0.303% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,654
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,171
66.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26.2%
11 Graduates

About

South College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South College were Registered Nursing (214 degrees awarded), Clinical Laboratory Technician (13 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (10 degrees).

In 2020, 1,268 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South College. 81.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (869 degrees), 3.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (257 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South College is $16,450, which is $−6,080 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South College is $16,450, which is $−6,080 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,654.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,450
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South College was $16,450. The cost of tuition at South College is $−6,080 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,654
2020 Value
8.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,654. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South College grew by 8.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,787
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South College was of $14,787 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 9.31% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at South College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.41% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
12.2%
2018 Default Rate
137
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at South College was 12.2%, which represents 137 out of the 1127 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 College has a total enrollment of 5,171 students. The full-time enrollment at South College is 3,424 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at South College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 3.58% Asian, 2.94% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Two or More Races, 0.464% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (23%) and White Male (9.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,171 students. The full-time enrollment at South College is 3,424 and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at South College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 South College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), South College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,395
  2. Black or African American
    1,226
  3. Asian
    185

The enrolled student population at South College is 65.7% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 3.58% Asian, 2.94% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Two or More Races, 0.464% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 804 more women than men received degrees from South College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South College is white (869 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (257 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South College is Registered Nursing (214 degrees awarded), followed by Clinical Laboratory Technician (13 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,140 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), and Protective Services (35 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,608,043 people), Registered nurses (1,481,317 people), Accountants & auditors (1,017,749 people), Other managers (810,408 people), and Secondary school teachers (554,302 people).

The most specialized majors at South College are Health (1,140 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Business (38 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 College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at South College are Health (1,140 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Business (38 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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,242,040 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,803,923 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (626,948 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (537,336 people), and Computer Systems Design (517,234 people).

The most specialized majors at South College are Health (1,140 degrees awarded), Legal (18 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Business (38 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 College.
Most Common
  1. 214 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South College was Registered Nursing with 214 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,036
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 232 degrees were awarded to men at South College, which is 0.224 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,036).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to men at South College in Physical Therapy, which is 0.68 times less than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 305 degrees were awarded to women at South College in Clinical Laboratory Technician, which is 9.24 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from South College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 (40.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South College is Female and White (40.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    869 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    257 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South College is white (869 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (257 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    689 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    235 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South College is white female (689 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (235 degrees).

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Operations

South 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 $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, South College had a total salary expenditure of $101M. South College employs 101 Assistant professors, 65 Instructors, and 47 Associate professors. Most academics at South College are Female Assistant professors (71), Female Instructors(45), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, Management, with 82 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 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, South College 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

$43.7M
2020 Salaries
35.3%
growth from 2019

In 2020, South College paid a median of $43.7M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 35.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.8% growth from 2018 and a 30.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.7M
Instructional Salaries
237
Number of Employees

In 2020, South College paid a total of $21.7M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 49.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
101 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
150 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at South College were Assistant professor with 101 employees; Instructor with 65 employees; and Instructor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South College were Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; Management with 82 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South College was Female Assistant professor with 71 employees, Female Instructor with 45 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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