South Piedmont Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,505
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
3,136
20.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.1%
31 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 538 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Piedmont Community College. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 2.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,505.

In 2019, 26% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at South Piedmont Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $−6,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,505
2019 Value
3.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 South Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,505. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of South Piedmont Community College grew by 3.01%.

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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

$5,559
Room and Board
$1,325
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Piedmont Community College was of $5,559 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,325. The cost of room and board did not change 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

26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

26% of undergraduate students at South Piedmont Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 10.3% with respect to 2018, when 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Piedmont Community College has a total enrollment of 3,136 students. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 648 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,488. This means that 20.7% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0957% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%). 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

20.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,136 students. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 648 and the part-time enrollment is 2,488. This means that 20.7% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Piedmont Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), South Piedmont 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
    1,695
  2. Black or African American
    528
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    424

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College is 54% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0957% 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 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, 283 students (9.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 136 more women than men received degrees from South Piedmont Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Piedmont Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (48 degrees awarded), Agriculture (12 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (161 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 Piedmont Community College are Software developers (548,123 people), Other managers (198,035 people), Police officers (143,201 people), Computer & information systems managers (116,910 people), and Computer occupations, all other (110,211 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (48 degrees awarded), Agriculture (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (161 degrees), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (53 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 Piedmont Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (48 degrees awarded), Agriculture (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (161 degrees), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (53 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 Piedmont Community College are Computer Systems Design (587,502 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (360,719 people), Elementary & secondary schools (234,683 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,414 people), and Insurance carriers (114,722 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (48 degrees awarded), Agriculture (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (161 degrees), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (53 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
337
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 201 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College, which is 0.596 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (337).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 63 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.716 times less than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 88 degrees were awarded to women at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.4 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from South Piedmont 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 23% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (30.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Piedmont Community College is Male and White (30.4% 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, 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
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Piedmont Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

6.13% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Piedmont Community College is white female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.06M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, South Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of $23.6M. South Piedmont Community College employs 73 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Piedmont Community College are Male No academic ranks (38), Female No academic ranks(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.06M
2019 Endowment
22.9%
growth from 2018

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.06M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of South Piedmont Community College grew 22.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.25M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $204k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, South Piedmont Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $204k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2019 Salaries
2.72%
decline from 2018

In 2019, South Piedmont Community College paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 51.3% of their overall expenditure ($23.6M) and a 2.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.43% growth from 2017 and a 9.24% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.95M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2019, South Piedmont Community College paid a total of $3.95M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College were No academic rank with 73 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College was Male No academic rank with 38 employees, Female No academic rank with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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