South Puget Sound Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,936

2.18% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,488

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,951

57.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

37.5%

158 Graduates

About

South Puget Sound Community College is a higher education institution located in Thurston County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Puget Sound Community College were .

In 2017, 1,498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Puget Sound Community College. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (957 degrees), 6.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Puget Sound Community College is $3,936, which is $-3,478 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Puget Sound Community College is $3,936, which is $-3,478 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,488.

In 2017, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,936

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Puget Sound Community College was $3,936. The cost of tuition at South Puget Sound Community College is $-3,478 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,488

2017 Value

4.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Puget Sound Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,488. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Puget Sound Community College grew by 4.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,583

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Puget Sound Community College was of $9,583 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

9%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at South Puget Sound Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.71% with respect to 2016, when 35% 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.

13.9%

2016 Default Rate

54

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Puget Sound Community College was 13.9%, which represents 54 out of the 388 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 Puget Sound Community College has a total enrollment of 4,951 students. The full-time enrollment at South Puget Sound Community College is 2,859 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,092. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at South Puget Sound Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Puget Sound Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.3% White, 11.5% Two or More Races, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.828% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Puget Sound Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Two or More Races Female (6.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Puget Sound Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,951 students. The full-time enrollment at South Puget Sound Community College is 2,859 and the part-time enrollment is 2,092. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at South Puget Sound Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2017 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 Puget Sound Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), South Puget Sound Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,937

  2. Two or More Races

    571

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    545

The enrolled student population at South Puget Sound Community College is 59.3% White, 11.5% Two or More Races, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.828% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 372 students (7.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 106 more women than men received degrees from South Puget Sound Community College. The majority of degree recipients at South Puget Sound Community College are white (957 degrees awarded). There were 6.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (143 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Puget Sound Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (678 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (96 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 Puget Sound Community College are Software developers (459,819 people), Other managers (191,834 people), Computer occupations, all other (141,547 people), Computer programmers (127,464 people), and Computer & information systems managers (115,147 people).

The most specialized majors at South Puget Sound Community College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (678 degrees), Engineering Technologies (96 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Puget Sound Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at South Puget Sound Community College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (678 degrees), Engineering Technologies (96 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Puget Sound Community College are Computer Systems Design (553,796 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (238,283 people), Elementary & secondary schools (212,486 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (136,274 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (110,081 people).

The most specialized majors at South Puget Sound Community College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (678 degrees), Engineering Technologies (96 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Puget Sound 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 false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Puget Sound Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 696

  2. 802

In 2017, 696 degrees were awarded to men at South Puget Sound Community College, which is 0.868 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (802).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 270 degrees were awarded to men at South Puget Sound Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.662 times less than the 408 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 408 degrees were awarded to women at South Puget Sound Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 270 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from South Puget Sound Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Puget Sound Community College is Female and Asian (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 8.23% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    957 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    143 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Puget Sound Community College is white (957 degrees awarded). There were 6.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (143 degrees).

6.41% of degree recipients (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    499 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    458 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Puget Sound Community College is white female (499 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (458 degrees).

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Operations

South Puget Sound Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.2k (0.0471%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Puget Sound Community College had a total salary expenditure of $59M. South Puget Sound Community College employs 87 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Puget Sound Community College are Male Professors (45), Female Professors(42), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Puget Sound Community College are: Management, with 79 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.78M

2017 Endowment

13.3%

growth from 2016

South Puget Sound Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Puget Sound Community College grew 13.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.13M higher 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. $543k - Federal

  2. $1.15M - State

  3. $5.91M - Local

As of 2017, South Puget Sound Community College received $543k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.15M from state grants and contracts, and $5.91M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.3M

2017 Salaries

4.53%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South Puget Sound Community College paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($59M) and a 4.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% decline from 2015 and a 0.697% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.13M

Instructional Salaries

87

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Puget Sound Community College paid a total of $5.13M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

87 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

79 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Puget Sound Community College were Professor with 87 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Puget Sound Community College were Management with 79 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Puget Sound Community College was Male Professor with 45 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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