Southern Connecticut State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,162
4.02% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,220
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.37%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.7%
8,504 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,331
75.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.1%
651 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 General Business Administration & Management (252 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), and General Psychology (147 degrees).

In 2020, 2,294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Connecticut State University. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,477 degrees), 5.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (288 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $6,162, which is $−16,368 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $6,162, which is $−16,368 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,220.

In 2020, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,162
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University was $6,162. The cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $−16,368 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,220
2020 Value
0.339%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southern Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,220. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southern Connecticut State University grew by 0.339%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,090
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Connecticut State University was of $12,090 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.54% 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

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 46.3% with respect to 2019, 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.
5.37%
2018 Default Rate
142
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Connecticut State University was 5.37%, which represents 142 out of the 2644 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 8,504 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.12% annual decline. Out of those 8,504 applicants, 6,776 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,331 students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,776
Accepted Out of 8,504

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Connecticut State University was 79.7% (6,776 admissions from 8,504 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.12%, while admissions grew by 6.69%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Connecticut State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Connecticut State University has a total enrollment of 9,331 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 7,071 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,260. This means that 75.8% 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 54% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.43% Two or More Races, 3.15% Asian, 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0429% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,331 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 7,071 and the part-time enrollment is 2,260. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 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
    5,038
  2. Black or African American
    1,576
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,208

The enrolled student population at Southern Connecticut State University is 54% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.43% Two or More Races, 3.15% Asian, 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0429% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 685 students (7.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 858 more women than men received degrees from Southern Connecticut State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Connecticut State University is white (1,477 degrees awarded). There were 5.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (288 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University is General Business Administration & Management (252 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees) and General Psychology (147 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 (15 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), and Education (422 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 (1,490,479 people), Secondary school teachers (491,816 people), Education administrators (266,131 people), Special education teachers (209,060 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (197,055 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (15 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Education (422 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 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 Connecticut State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (15 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Education (422 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 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 (2,788,517 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (274,976 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (249,870 people), Individual & family services (153,778 people), and Outpatient care centers (133,416 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (15 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Education (422 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 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. 252 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 186 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 147 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University was General Business Administration & Management with 252 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

718
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,576
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 718 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,576).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 174 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 117 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 144 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Connecticut State University in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 3.43 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Connecticut State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 9.52% of graduates (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,477 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    288 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    227 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Connecticut State University is white (1,477 degrees awarded). There were 5.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (288 degrees).

5.54% of degree recipients (127 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,017 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    460 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Connecticut State University is white female (1,017 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (460 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.45M (4.65%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southern Connecticut State University had a total salary expenditure of $276M. Southern Connecticut State University employs 175 Professors, 148 Associate professors, and 96 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern Connecticut State University are Male Professors (95), Female Associate professors(84), and Female Professors (80).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 106 employees, Service, with 106 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.2M
2020 Endowment
0.452%
growth from 2019

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $31.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Connecticut State University grew 0.452% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.45M 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. $2.94M - Federal
  2. $4.34M - State
  3. $28.4k - Local

As of 2020, Southern Connecticut State University received $2.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.34M from state grants and contracts, and $28.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M
2020 Salaries
9.33%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southern Connecticut State University paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($276M) and a 9.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.662% growth from 2018 and a 1.94% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41M
Instructional Salaries
422
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southern Connecticut State University paid a total of $41M to 422 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
175 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
106 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Professor with 175 employees; Associate professor with 148 employees; and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 106 employees; Service with 106 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University was Male Professor with 95 employees, Female Associate professor with 84 employees, and Female Professor with 80 employees.

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

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