South Louisiana Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,335
2022 Average Net Price
$10,135
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.89%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,677
53.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.6%
347 Graduates

About

South Louisiana Community College is a higher education institution located in Lafayette Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South Louisiana Community College were General Studies (239 degrees awarded), General Business (159 degrees), and Registered Nursing (54 degrees).

In 2022, 1,646 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Louisiana Community College. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (950 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,777 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,777 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,135.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending South Louisiana Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,335
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Louisiana Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $−4,777 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,135
2022 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Louisiana Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,135. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Louisiana Community College grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,932
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Louisiana Community College was of $9,932 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at South Louisiana Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 25.3% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
4.89%
2019 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Louisiana Community College was 4.89%, which represents 74 out of the 1513 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

South Louisiana Community College had a total enrollment of 5,677 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is 3,019 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,658. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at South Louisiana Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Louisiana Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 39.4% Black or African American, 4.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.546% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Louisiana Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.5%), followed by White Female (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (23.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Louisiana Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,677 students. The full-time enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is 3,019 and the part-time enrollment is 2,658. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at South Louisiana Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 South Louisiana Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), South Louisiana Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,667 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,234 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    229 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Louisiana Community College is 47% White, 39.4% Black or African American, 4.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.546% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 142 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 46 fewer women than men received degrees from South Louisiana Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Louisiana Community College is white (950 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South Louisiana Community College is General Studies (239 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (159 degrees) and Registered Nursing (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Louisiana Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (170 degrees), and Construction (43 degrees).

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 Louisiana Community College are Other managers (60,171 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (59,753 people), Construction managers (45,289 people), Software developers (35,617 people), and Chief executives & legislators (21,452 people).

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College in 2022 are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (170 degrees), Construction (43 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Louisiana Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (170 degrees), Construction (43 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees) (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 South Louisiana Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (116,458 people), Construction (111,043 people), Computer Systems Design (57,715 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,360 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (36,472 people).

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (170 degrees), Construction (43 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees) (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 South Louisiana Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 239 degrees awarded
  2. 159 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South Louisiana Community College was General Studies with 239 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

846
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
800
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 846 degrees were awarded to men at South Louisiana Community College, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (800).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at South Louisiana Community College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.06 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 290 degrees were awarded to men at South Louisiana Community College in General Studies, which is 2.71 times more than the 107 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from South Louisiana Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (42.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Louisiana Community College is Male and White (42.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.49% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    950 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    435 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Louisiana Community College is white (950 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    549 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    278 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Louisiana Community College is white male (549 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (401 degrees).

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Operations

South Louisiana Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.17M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−7.92%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Louisiana Community College had a total salary expenditure of 60.7M. South Louisiana Community College employs 107 Instructors, 29 Assistant professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at South Louisiana Community College are Male Instructor (55), Female Instructor (52), and Female Assistant professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 97 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$2.17M
2022 Endowment
14.8%
growth from 2021

South Louisiana Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.17M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Louisiana Community College grew 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.04M 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.1M
2022 Salaries
4.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Louisiana Community College paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 28.2% of their overall expenditure ($60.7M) and a 4.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.35M
Instructional Salaries
161
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Louisiana Community College paid a total of $8.35M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
107 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
97 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College were Instructor with 107 employees, Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 97 employees, Management with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College was Male Instructor with 55 employees, Female Instructor with 52 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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