Southern Connecticut State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,216

4.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,960

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.35%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.5%

8,625 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,320

74.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

51.4%

642 Graduates

About

Southern Connecticut State University is a higher education institution located in New Haven County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Connecticut State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (219 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (211 degrees), and General Psychology (161 degrees).

In 2016, 2,456 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Connecticut State University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,546 degrees), 5.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $5,216, which is $-14,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $5,216, which is $-14,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,960.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,216

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University was $5,216. The cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $-14,944 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,960

2016 Value

8.87%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,960. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern Connecticut State University grew by 8.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,499

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Connecticut State University was of $10,499 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.85% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

6.35%

2015 Default Rate

179

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Connecticut State University was 6.35%, which represents 179 out of the 2820 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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Admissions

Southern Connecticut State University received 8,625 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.31% annual growth. Out of those 8,625 applicants, 5,479 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.5% acceptance rate.

There were 10,320 students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in 2016, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,479

Accepted Out of 8,625

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Connecticut State University was 63.5% (5,479 admissions from 8,625 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 64.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.31%, while admissions grew by 4.54%.

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SAT Scores

96%

Submission Percentage

1,330

Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Connecticut State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Connecticut State University has a total enrollment of 10,320 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 7,723 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,597. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.7% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Asian, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0484% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.2%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,320 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 7,723 and the part-time enrollment is 2,597. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 Connecticut State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southern Connecticut State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,061

  2. Black or African American

    1,563

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,257

The enrolled student population at Southern Connecticut State University is 58.7% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Asian, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0484% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 765 students (7.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 910 more women than men received degrees from Southern Connecticut State University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Connecticut State University are white (1,546 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (219 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (211 degrees) and General Psychology (161 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Connecticut State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (35 degrees awarded), Education (580 degrees), and History (56 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,005,619 people), Secondary school teachers (351,514 people), Education administrators (298,018 people), Social workers (222,892 people), and Postsecondary teachers (197,781 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (35 degrees awarded), Education (580 degrees), History (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), and English (72 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (35 degrees awarded), Education (580 degrees), History (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), and English (72 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 Connecticut State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,006,119 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (396,824 people), Hospitals (205,846 people), Individual & family services (155,138 people), and Legal services (154,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (35 degrees awarded), Education (580 degrees), History (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), and English (72 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 Connecticut State University.

Most Common

  1. 219 degrees awarded

  2. 211 degrees awarded

  3. 161 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 219 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 773

  2. 1,683

In 2016, 773 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,683).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.62 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 154 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Connecticut State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.37 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Southern Connecticut State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Connecticut State University is Male and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.49% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,546 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    300 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Connecticut State University is white (1,546 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

10.6% of degree recipients (260 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,066 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    480 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Connecticut State University is white female (1,066 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (480 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $134k (0.881%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southern Connecticut State University had a total expenditure of $237M. Of that $237M, they spent $106M on salaries and $237M on benefits.

Southern Connecticut State University employs 170 Professors, 125 Associate professors, and 120 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern Connecticut State University are Male Professors (101), Female Associate professors(71), and Female Assistant professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University are: Service, with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 116 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.2M

2015 Endowment

12.5%

growth from 2014

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $15.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Connecticut State University grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.65M - Federal

  2. $5.15M - State

  3. $42.2k - Local

As of 2015, Southern Connecticut State University received $1.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.15M from state grants and contracts, and $42.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$106M

Salary Expenditure

$237M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern Connecticut State University had a total expenditure of $237M. Of that $237M, they spent $106M on salaries and $237M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southern Connecticut State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$106M

2015 Salaries

10.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southern Connecticut State University paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($237M) and a 10.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.39% growth from 2013 and a 1.71% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.7M

Instructional Salaries

440

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern Connecticut State University paid a total of $39.7M to 440 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

170 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Professor with 170 employees; Associate professor with 125 employees; and Associate professor with 120 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Service with 117 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 116 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University was Male Professor with 101 employees, Female Associate professor with 71 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 70 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Connecticut State University.

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