Southern Union State Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,570

1.71% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,650

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,828

51.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

21.3%

219 Graduates

About

Southern Union State Community College is a higher education institution located in Randolph County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Union State Community College were .

In 2017, 1,167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Union State Community College. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (861 degrees), 4.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Union State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Union State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,650.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,570

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern Union State Community College was $3,570. The cost of tuition at Southern Union State Community College is $-3,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,650

2017 Value

26.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern Union State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,650. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern Union State Community College grew by 26.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,800

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Union State Community College was of $5,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 18.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Southern Union State Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 57% 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.

16.2%

2016 Default Rate

136

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Union State Community College was 16.2%, which represents 136 out of the 837 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 Union State Community College has a total enrollment of 4,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Union State Community College is 2,486 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,342. This means that 51.5% of students enrolled at Southern Union State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Union State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 21.7% Black or African American, 1.97% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Union State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.4%), followed by White Female (32.9%) and Black or African American Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Union State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Union State Community College is 2,486 and the part-time enrollment is 2,342. This means that 51.5% of students enrolled at Southern Union State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 Union State Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southern Union State Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,472

  2. Black or African American

    1,047

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    95

The enrolled student population at Southern Union State Community College is 71.9% White, 21.7% Black or African American, 1.97% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% 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, 51 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 61 more women than men received degrees from Southern Union State Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Union State Community College are white (861 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Union State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Union State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (143 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 Union State Community College are Registered nurses (1,305,637 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (174,271 people), Medical & health services managers (140,563 people), Pharmacists (130,070 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Union State Community College are Precision Production (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (143 degrees), Human Sciences (33 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (282 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 Union State Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Southern Union State Community College are Precision Production (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (143 degrees), Human Sciences (33 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (282 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 Southern Union State Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,450,491 people), Elementary & secondary schools (390,168 people), Outpatient care centers (207,733 people), Offices of physicians (193,575 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (173,362 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Union State Community College are Precision Production (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (143 degrees), Human Sciences (33 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (282 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 Union State Community College.

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 Union State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 553

  2. 614

In 2017, 553 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Union State Community College, which is 0.901 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (614).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Union State Community College in General Studies, which is 0.689 times less than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 167 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Union State Community College in General Studies, which is 1.45 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Southern Union State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Union State Community College is Female and Two or More Races (62.5% 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, 1.83% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    861 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    206 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Union State Community College is white (861 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

3.94% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    435 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    426 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Union State Community College is white female (435 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (426 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Union State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.6k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southern Union State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $35.8M. Southern Union State Community College employs 94 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southern Union State Community College are Female No academic ranks (54), Male No academic ranks(40), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Union State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Service, with 27 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Southern Union State Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Union State Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $872k - Federal

  2. $1.09M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southern Union State Community College received $872k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M

2017 Salaries

6.07%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southern Union State Community College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($35.8M) and a 6.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.61% decline from 2015 and a 0.342% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.22M

Instructional Salaries

94

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern Union State Community College paid a total of $5.22M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

94 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Union State Community College were No academic rank with 94 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Union State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Service with 27 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Union State Community College was Female No academic rank with 54 employees, Male No academic rank with 40 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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