South Suburban College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,560
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,650
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
4,066
25.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
16%
70 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 2019, 648 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Suburban College. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (315 degrees), 2.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Suburban College is $4,560, which is $-3,264 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Suburban College is $4,560, which is $-3,264 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,650.

In 2019, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at South Suburban College was $4,560. The cost of tuition at South Suburban College is $-3,264 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,650
2019 Value
28.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 South Suburban College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,650. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of South Suburban College grew by 28.4%.

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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 2019. 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 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

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at South Suburban College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.4% with respect to 2018, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Suburban College has a total enrollment of 4,066 students. The full-time enrollment at South Suburban College is 1,051 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,015. This means that 25.8% of students enrolled at South Suburban College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Suburban College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% Black or African American, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 19% White, 2.95% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0984% 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 (34.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15%). 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

25.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Suburban College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,066 students. The full-time enrollment at South Suburban College is 1,051 and the part-time enrollment is 3,015. This means that 25.8% of students enrolled at South Suburban College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
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 Suburban College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    2,155
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    853
  3. White
    771

The enrolled student population at South Suburban College is 53% Black or African American, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 19% White, 2.95% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0984% 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, 81 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 242 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 (315 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (222 degrees), and Construction (13 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 (1,415,421 people), Other managers (168,248 people), Medical & health services managers (162,250 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (147,678 people), and Police officers (145,055 people).

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Interdisciplinary Studies (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (222 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), Health (222 degrees), and Protective 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 Suburban College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Interdisciplinary Studies (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (222 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), Health (222 degrees), and Protective Services (32 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 (1,565,580 people), Elementary & secondary schools (428,323 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,609 people), Outpatient care centers (262,642 people), and Offices of physicians (248,092 people).

The most specialized majors at South Suburban College are Interdisciplinary Studies (64 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (222 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), Health (222 degrees), and Protective 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 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

203
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
445
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 203 degrees were awarded to men at South Suburban College, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (445).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 53 degrees were awarded to men at South Suburban College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.349 times less than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 152 degrees were awarded to women at South Suburban College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.87 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from South Suburban College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Suburban College is Female and Asian (50% 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. Black or African American
    315 degrees awarded
  2. White
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Suburban College is black or african american (315 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

0.463% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    91 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Suburban College is black or african american female (250 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (91 degrees).

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Operations

South Suburban College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $513k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, South Suburban College had a total salary expenditure of $56.8M. South Suburban College employs 78 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(38), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Suburban College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, Service, with 42 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

South Suburban College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of South Suburban College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High 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 2019, 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

$22.3M
2019 Salaries
2.92%
growth from 2018

In 2019, South Suburban College paid a median of $22.3M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($56.8M) and a 2.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.57% growth from 2017 and a 6.56% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.63M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2019, South Suburban College paid a total of $5.63M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% 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
78 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
79 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Suburban College were No academic rank with 78 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Suburban College were Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; Service with 42 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Suburban College was Female No academic rank with 40 employees, Male No academic rank with 38 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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