South Seattle College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,324
7.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,831
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,141
31% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.5%
64 Graduates

About

South Seattle College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Seattle College were General Hospitality Management (15 degrees awarded), Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees), and Technical Teacher Education (10 degrees).

In 2019, 777 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Seattle College. 43.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (239 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (122 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $4,324, which is $−8,165 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $4,324, which is $−8,165 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,831.

In 2019, 19% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,324
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at South Seattle College was $4,324. The cost of tuition at South Seattle College is $−8,165 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,831
2019 Value
7.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 South Seattle College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,831. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of South Seattle College grew by 7.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,281
Room and Board
$845
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Seattle College was of $10,281 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $845. The cost of room and board increased by 1.39% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.42% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

19% of undergraduate students at South Seattle College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 19% 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.
11.6%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at South Seattle College was 11.6%, which represents 11 out of the 95 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

South Seattle College has a total enrollment of 6,141 students. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 1,902 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,239. This means that 31% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.9% White, 8.61% Black or African American, 8.29% Asian, 7.85% Two or More Races, 7.51% Hispanic or Latino, 0.782% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.749% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South Seattle College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (14.7%), followed by White Female (8.83%) and Asian Male (7.05%). 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

31%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Seattle College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,141 students. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 1,902 and the part-time enrollment is 4,239. This means that 31% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Seattle College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), South Seattle College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,205
  2. Black or African American
    529
  3. Asian
    509

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College is 35.9% White, 8.61% Black or African American, 8.29% Asian, 7.85% Two or More Races, 7.51% Hispanic or Latino, 0.782% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.749% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 1,506 students (24.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 97 fewer women than men received degrees from South Seattle College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Seattle College is white (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (122 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Seattle College is General Hospitality Management (15 degrees awarded), followed by Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees) and Technical Teacher Education (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Seattle College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), and Precision Production (49 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 Seattle College are Other managers (97,757 people), Postsecondary teachers (89,115 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,604 people), Physicians (72,457 people), and Other Physical Scientists (66,203 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Mechanical Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (49 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (268 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 Seattle College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Advertising sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Mechanical Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (49 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (268 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (176,212 people), Elementary & secondary schools (175,250 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (88,376 people), Computer Systems Design (68,318 people), and Scientific research & development services (63,900 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Mechanical Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (49 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (268 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 Seattle College.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Seattle College was General Hospitality Management with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

437
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
340
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 437 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College, which is 1.29 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (340).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.514 times less than the 177 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 177 degrees were awarded to women at South Seattle College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.95 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Seattle College is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 9.38% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    239 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    122 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Seattle College is white (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (122 degrees).

9.4% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Seattle College is white male (134 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (105 degrees).

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Operations

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.76M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $823k (9.4%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, South Seattle College had a total salary expenditure of $77.5M. South Seattle College employs 63 No academic ranks, 2 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Seattle College are Male No academic ranks (34), Female No academic ranks(29), and Male Instructors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.76M
2019 Endowment
27.1%
decline from 2018

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at about $8.76M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of South Seattle College declined 27.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.07M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.26M - Federal
  2. $4.91M - State
  3. $4.29M - Local

As of 2019, South Seattle College received $2.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.91M from state grants and contracts, and $4.29M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.3M
2019 Salaries
3.13%
growth from 2018

In 2019, South Seattle College paid a median of $33.3M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($77.5M) and a 3.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.53% growth from 2017 and a 2.15% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.63M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2019, South Seattle College paid a total of $4.63M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Seattle College were No academic rank with 63 employees; Instructor with 2 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 56 employees; and Service with 32 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. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Seattle College was Male No academic rank with 34 employees, Female No academic rank with 29 employees, and Male Instructor with 1 employees.

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