South Mountain Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,064

2.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,417

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

27.2%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

4,058

31.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

17.3%

76 Graduates

About

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

In 2016, 1,062 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Mountain Community College. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (612 degrees), 3.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Mountain Community College is $2,064, which is $-5,256 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Mountain Community College is $2,064, which is $-5,256 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,417.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,064

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at South Mountain Community College was $2,064. The cost of tuition at South Mountain Community College is $-5,256 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,417

2016 Value

3.14%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 South Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,417. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of South Mountain Community College grew by 3.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,652

Room and Board

$1,280

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Mountain Community College was of $5,652 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

20%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at South Mountain 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.

27.2%

2015 Default Rate

230

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at South Mountain Community College was 27.2%, which represents 230 out of the 847 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 Mountain 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 4,058 students enrolled at South Mountain Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Mountain Community College has a total enrollment of 4,058 students. The full-time enrollment at South Mountain Community College is 1,273 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,785. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at South Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 13.3% White, 4.56% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.06% Asian, 1.43% Two or More Races, and 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Mountain Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,058 students. The full-time enrollment at South Mountain Community College is 1,273 and the part-time enrollment is 2,785. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at South Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 Mountain Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), South Mountain Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,179

  2. Black or African American

    656

  3. White

    541

The enrolled student population at South Mountain Community College is 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 13.3% White, 4.56% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.06% Asian, 1.43% Two or More Races, and 0.197% 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, 266 students (6.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 370 more women than men received degrees from South Mountain Community College. The majority of degree recipients at South Mountain Community College are hispanic or latino (612 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Mountain Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (781 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (42 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 Mountain Community College are Software developers, applications & systems software (459,540 people), Miscellaneous managers (238,799 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,455 people), Computer programmers (131,114 people), and Other Computer Occupations (126,199 people).

The most specialized majors at South Mountain Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (781 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 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 Mountain Community College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at South Mountain Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (781 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 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 Mountain Community College are Computer Systems Design (555,582 people), Elementary & secondary schools (262,074 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (252,893 people), Hospitals (224,574 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (125,343 people).

The most specialized majors at South Mountain Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (781 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 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 Mountain 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 Mountain Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 346

  2. 716

In 2016, 346 degrees were awarded to men at South Mountain Community College, which is 0.483 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (716).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 200 degrees were awarded to men at South Mountain Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.419 times less than the 477 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 477 degrees were awarded to women at South Mountain Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.38 times more than the 200 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from South Mountain Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Mountain Community College is Female and Two or More Races (25% 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, 3.95% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    612 degrees awarded

  2. White

    164 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (612 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

5.27% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    430 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    182 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino female (430 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (182 degrees).

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Operations

South Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.75k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, South Mountain Community College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $18M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

South Mountain Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at South Mountain Community College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Mountain Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

South Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of South Mountain Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, South Mountain Community 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

Primary Expenses

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

$18M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, South Mountain Community College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $18M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$18M

2015 Salaries

2.45%

growth from 2014

In 2015, South Mountain Community College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 2.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.541% decline from 2013 and a 4.43% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.98M

Instructional Salaries

62

Number of Employees

In 2015, South Mountain Community College paid a total of $4.98M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% 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

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

41 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Mountain Community College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Mountain Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; Service with 19 employees; and Management with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Mountain Community College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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