South Louisiana Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,335
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,584
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
20.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,698
54.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
25.5%
383 Graduates

About

South Louisiana Community College is a higher education institution located in Lafayette Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Louisiana Community College were .

In 2019, 1,910 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Louisiana Community College. 39% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,044 degrees), 1.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (619 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,489 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,489 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,584.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at South Louisiana Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at South Louisiana Community College is $−4,489 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,584
2019 Value
10%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 South Louisiana Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,584. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of South Louisiana Community College grew by 10%.

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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

$9,430
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Louisiana Community College was of $9,430 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at South Louisiana Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
20.8%
2017 Default Rate
272
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at South Louisiana Community College was 20.8%, which represents 272 out of the 1306 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 Louisiana Community College has a total enrollment of 6,698 students. The full-time enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is 3,634 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,064. This means that 54.3% 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 47.8% White, 34.1% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.87% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.4% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South Louisiana Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.9%), followed by White Female (25.7%) and Black or African American Female (19.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Louisiana Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,698 students. The full-time enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is 3,634 and the part-time enrollment is 3,064. This means that 54.3% of students enrolled at South Louisiana Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
  1. White
    3,204
  2. Black or African American
    2,281
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    340

The enrolled student population at South Louisiana Community College is 47.8% White, 34.1% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.87% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.4% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% 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, 284 students (4.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 422 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 (1,044 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (619 degrees).

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

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 (32 degrees awarded), Precision Production (239 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (340 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 Louisiana Community College are Software developers (538,048 people), Other managers (125,059 people), Computer & information systems managers (108,499 people), Computer occupations, all other (102,308 people), and Computer programmers (95,013 people).

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College are Science Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Precision Production (239 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (340 degrees), Construction (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Louisiana Community College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College are Science Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Precision Production (239 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (340 degrees), Construction (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Louisiana Community College are Computer Systems Design (552,397 people), Construction (126,986 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (82,944 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (71,012 people), and Insurance carriers (70,305 people).

The most specialized majors at South Louisiana Community College are Science Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Precision Production (239 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (340 degrees), Construction (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Louisiana Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,166
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
744
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,166 degrees were awarded to men at South Louisiana Community College, which is 1.57 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (744).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 204 degrees were awarded to men at South Louisiana Community College in Welding Technology, which is 20.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 240 degrees were awarded to women at South Louisiana Community College in General Studies, which is 2.18 times more than the 110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% 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, 27% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Louisiana Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.61% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,044 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    619 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Louisiana Community College is white (1,044 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (619 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    698 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    346 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    312 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Louisiana Community College is white male (698 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (346 degrees).

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Operations

South Louisiana Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $211k (16.2%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, South Louisiana Community College had a total salary expenditure of $54.5M. South Louisiana Community College employs 116 Instructors, 19 Assistant professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at South Louisiana Community College are Male Instructors (59), Female Instructors(57), and Male Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 130 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.3M
2019 Endowment
34%
growth from 2018

South Louisiana Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of South Louisiana Community College grew 34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.59M - Federal
  2. $1.01M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, South Louisiana Community College received $8.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.01M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.3M
2019 Salaries
28.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, South Louisiana Community College paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($54.5M) and a 28.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% growth from 2017 and a 13.7% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.62M
Instructional Salaries
155
Number of Employees

In 2019, South Louisiana Community College paid a total of $7.62M to 155 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
116 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
130 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College were Instructor with 116 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 130 employees; Management with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Louisiana Community College was Male Instructor with 59 employees, Female Instructor with 57 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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