South Suburban College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,560
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,552
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
3,366
23.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
17.8%
53 Graduates

About

South Suburban College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Suburban College were .

In 2020, 684 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Suburban College. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (338 degrees), 2.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Suburban College is $4,560, which is $−3,420 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Suburban College is $4,560, which is $−3,420 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,552.

In 2020, 51% of undergraduate students attending South Suburban College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,560
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South Suburban College was $4,560. The cost of tuition at South Suburban College is $−3,420 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,552
2020 Value
16.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South Suburban College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,552. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South Suburban College grew by 16.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Suburban College was of $4,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at South Suburban College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 10.5% with respect to 2019, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Suburban College has a total enrollment of 3,366 students. The full-time enrollment at South Suburban College is 800 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,566. This means that 23.8% of students enrolled at South Suburban College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Suburban College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% Black or African American, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.8% White, 2.85% Two or More Races, 1.69% Asian, 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Suburban College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%) and Black or African American Male (15.1%). 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

23.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Suburban College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,366 students. The full-time enrollment at South Suburban College is 800 and the part-time enrollment is 2,566. This means that 23.8% of students enrolled at South Suburban College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2020 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 Suburban College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), South Suburban College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,826
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    688
  3. White
    598

The enrolled student population at South Suburban College is 54.2% Black or African American, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.8% White, 2.85% Two or More Races, 1.69% Asian, 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 82 students (2.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 228 more women than men received degrees from South Suburban College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Suburban College is black or african american (338 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Suburban College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), and Health (198 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 Suburban College are Registered nurses (1,336,769 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,661 people), Medical & health services managers (162,210 people), Physicians (149,127 people), and Pharmacists (138,753 people).

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 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 Suburban College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 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 Suburban College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,547,582 people), Elementary & secondary schools (519,302 people), Outpatient care centers (243,471 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (239,575 people), and Offices of physicians (215,602 people).

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (357 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 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 Suburban 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 Suburban College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

228
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
456
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 228 degrees were awarded to men at South Suburban College, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (456).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 123 degrees were awarded to men at South Suburban College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.552 times less than the 223 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 223 degrees were awarded to women at South Suburban College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.81 times more than the 123 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from South Suburban 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 21% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Suburban College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.77% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    338 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    158 degrees awarded
  3. White
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Suburban College is black or african american (338 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

0.585% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    99 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Suburban College is black or african american female (262 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (99 degrees).

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Operations

South Suburban College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $317k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, South Suburban College had a total salary expenditure of $58.4M. South Suburban College employs 75 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Suburban College are Female No academic ranks (40), Male No academic ranks(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Suburban College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, South Suburban 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

Salary Expenditure

$22.2M
2020 Salaries
0.483%
decline from 2019

In 2020, South Suburban College paid a median of $22.2M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($58.4M) and a 0.483% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.92% growth from 2018 and a 2.57% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.25M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2020, South Suburban College paid a total of $5.25M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Suburban College were No academic rank with 75 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Suburban College were Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Suburban College was Female No academic rank with 40 employees, and Male No academic rank with 35 employees.

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