Southeast Arkansas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,880
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,847
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.88%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,113
31.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
19.2%
33 Graduates

About

Southeast Arkansas College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southeast Arkansas College were .

In 2020, 509 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Arkansas College. 71.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (278 degrees), 1.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (167 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $2,880, which is $−5,100 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $2,880, which is $−5,100 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,847.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,880
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southeast Arkansas College was $2,880. The cost of tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $−5,100 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,847
2020 Value
7.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southeast Arkansas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,847. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southeast Arkansas College grew by 7.86%.

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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

$5,796
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Arkansas College was of $5,796 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. 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

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Southeast Arkansas College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.76% with respect to 2019, when 82% 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.
7.88%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Arkansas College was 7.88%, which represents 26 out of the 330 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

Southeast Arkansas College has a total enrollment of 1,113 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College is 355 students and the part-time enrollment is 758. This means that 31.9% of students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeast Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% Black or African American, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% White, 1.26% Asian, 0.449% Two or More Races, 0.0898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0898% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (31.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%) and Black or African American Male (16.6%). 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

31.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,113 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College is 355 and the part-time enrollment is 758. This means that 31.9% of students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

42%
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 Southeast Arkansas College was 42%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Southeast Arkansas 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
    628
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    232
  3. White
    232

The enrolled student population at Southeast Arkansas College is 56.4% Black or African American, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% White, 1.26% Asian, 0.449% Two or More Races, 0.0898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0898% 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 Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 223 more women than men received degrees from Southeast Arkansas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (167 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southeast Arkansas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), and Health (225 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 Southeast Arkansas College are Registered nurses (1,391,813 people), Software developers (520,562 people), Other managers (179,378 people), Medical & health services managers (153,301 people), and Pharmacists (137,078 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Arkansas College are Precision Production (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), Health (225 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (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 Southeast Arkansas College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Southeast Arkansas College are Precision Production (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), Health (225 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (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 Southeast Arkansas College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,521,423 people), Computer Systems Design (563,223 people), Elementary & secondary schools (419,526 people), Outpatient care centers (248,377 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (234,894 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Arkansas College are Precision Production (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), Health (225 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (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 Southeast Arkansas 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 Southeast Arkansas College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

143
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
366
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Arkansas College, which is 0.391 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (366).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Arkansas College in Welding Technology, which is 29 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 116 degrees were awarded to women at Southeast Arkansas College in General Studies, which is 5.52 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 5% of students graduating from Southeast Arkansas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 Southeast Arkansas 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, 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
    278 degrees awarded
  2. White
    167 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (167 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    217 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    97 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american female (217 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (97 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Arkansas College has an endowment valued at nearly $587k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $109k (18.6%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Southeast Arkansas College had a total salary expenditure of $18.4M. Southeast Arkansas College employs 44 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southeast Arkansas College are Female Instructors (27), Male Instructors(17), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$587k
2020 Endowment
1.78%
growth from 2019

Southeast Arkansas College has an endowment valued at about $587k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Arkansas College grew 1.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.84M 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: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $691k - Federal
  2. $882k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southeast Arkansas College received $691k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $882k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.4M
2020 Salaries
46.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southeast Arkansas College paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 56.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.4M) and a 46.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.36% growth from 2018 and a 5.94% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.04M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southeast Arkansas College paid a total of $2.04M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.6% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College were Instructor with 44 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College was Female Instructor with 27 employees, and Male Instructor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southeast Arkansas College.

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