Southern Arkansas University Tech

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,240

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,609

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

20.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,010

45.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.3%

92 Graduates

About

Southern Arkansas University Tech is a higher education institution located in Calhoun County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Arkansas University Tech were .

In 2017, 918 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Arkansas University Tech. 29.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (642 degrees), 3.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $3,240, which is $-4,174 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $3,240, which is $-4,174 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,609.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,240

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech was $3,240. The cost of tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $-4,174 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$12,609

2017 Value

2.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern Arkansas University Tech had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,609. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern Arkansas University Tech grew by 2.48%.

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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

$6,754

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Arkansas University Tech was of $6,754 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southern Arkansas University Tech received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 45.3% with respect to 2016, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Southern Arkansas University Tech (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.

20.5%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Arkansas University Tech was 20.5%, which represents 41 out of the 200 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

Southern Arkansas University Tech has a total enrollment of 1,010 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 462 students and the part-time enrollment is 548. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Arkansas University Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 34.1% Black or African American, 4.95% Two or More Races, 2.97% Hispanic or Latino, 0.396% Asian, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.2%) and White Female (22.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,010 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 462 and the part-time enrollment is 548. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Southern Arkansas University Tech was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southern Arkansas University Tech had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    573

  2. Black or African American

    344

  3. Two or More Races

    50

The enrolled student population at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 56.7% White, 34.1% Black or African American, 4.95% Two or More Races, 2.97% Hispanic or Latino, 0.396% Asian, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 3 students (0.297%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 384 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern Arkansas University Tech. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Arkansas University Tech are white (642 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Arkansas University Tech is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Arkansas University Tech, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (59 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Software developers (445,533 people), Other managers (178,890 people), Computer occupations, all other (136,724 people), Police officers (126,635 people), and Computer programmers (119,621 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Protective Services (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Protective Services (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Computer Systems Design (534,179 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (320,574 people), Elementary & secondary schools (202,014 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (158,128 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Protective Services (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech.

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 Southern Arkansas University Tech was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 651

  2. 267

In 2017, 651 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Arkansas University Tech, which is 2.44 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 6.21 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 0.161 times less than the 261 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Southern Arkansas University Tech completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Arkansas University Tech is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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, 1.09% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    642 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    210 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Arkansas University Tech is white (642 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

0.545% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    498 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    144 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Arkansas University Tech is white male (498 degrees awarded). There were 3.46 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (144 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Arkansas University Tech has an endowment valued at nearly $892k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.27k (0.703%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southern Arkansas University Tech had a total salary expenditure of $15.8M. Southern Arkansas University Tech employs 35 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Male No academic ranks (18), Female No academic ranks(17), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech are: Management, with 17 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$892k

2017 Endowment

48%

decline from 2016

Southern Arkansas University Tech has an endowment valued at about $892k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Arkansas University Tech declined 48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.77M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Southern Arkansas University Tech (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $512k - Federal

  2. $1.96M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southern Arkansas University Tech received $512k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.96M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.94M

2017 Salaries

0.877%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southern Arkansas University Tech paid a median of $6.94M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($15.8M) and a 0.877% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.1% decline from 2015 and a 7.63% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.47M

Instructional Salaries

35

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern Arkansas University Tech paid a total of $1.47M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.2% 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

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

17 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech were No academic rank with 35 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech were Management with 17 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 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. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech was Male No academic rank with 18 employees, Female No academic rank with 17 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Arkansas University Tech.

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