Southern Vermont College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,700

3.11% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,235

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.67%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.8%

484 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

374

93.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.5%

17 Graduates

About

Southern Vermont College is a higher education institution located in Bennington County, VT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Vermont College were General Psychology (22 degrees awarded), Radiographer (16 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (14 degrees).

In 2016, 117 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Vermont College. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (72 degrees), 4.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Vermont College is $23,700, which is $-715 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Vermont College is $23,700, which is $-715 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,235.

In 2016, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,700

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern Vermont College was $23,700. The cost of tuition at Southern Vermont College is $-715 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$24,235

2016 Value

21.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern Vermont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,235. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern Vermont College grew by 21.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,100

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Vermont College was of $9,100 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% 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

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Southern Vermont College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.45% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

6.67%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Vermont College was 6.67%, which represents 11 out of the 165 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 Vermont College received 484 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.01% annual decline. Out of those 484 applicants, 299 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.8% acceptance rate.

There were 374 students enrolled at Southern Vermont College in 2016, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Vermont College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

299

Accepted Out of 484

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Vermont College was 61.8% (299 admissions from 484 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.01%, while admissions declined by -5.08%.

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SAT Scores

95%

Submission Percentage

72

Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Vermont College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Vermont College has a total enrollment of 374 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Vermont College is 351 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Southern Vermont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Vermont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.6% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.535% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Vermont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Male (6.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Vermont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 374 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Vermont College is 351 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Southern Vermont College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Vermont College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Southern Vermont College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    193

  2. Black or African American

    39

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26

The enrolled student population at Southern Vermont College is 51.6% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.535% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 98 students (26.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 33 more women than men received degrees from Southern Vermont College. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Vermont College are white (72 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Vermont College is General Psychology (22 degrees awarded), followed by Radiographer (16 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Vermont College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), and History (4 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 Vermont College are Physicians & surgeons (447,362 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (301,784 people), Miscellaneous managers (299,164 people), Postsecondary teachers (214,512 people), and Counselors (198,860 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), History (4 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (13 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 Vermont College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Radiation therapists

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), History (4 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (13 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 Vermont College are Hospitals (700,361 people), Elementary & secondary schools (647,344 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,674 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (429,333 people), and Outpatient care centers (232,301 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), History (4 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (13 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 Vermont College.

Most Common

  1. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Vermont College was General Psychology with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 42

  2. 75

In 2016, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Vermont College, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (75).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Vermont College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 11 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Vermont College in Radiographer, which is 3.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from Southern Vermont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Vermont College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 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. White

    72 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Vermont College is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    46 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Vermont College is white female (46 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (26 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Vermont College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.71M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $146k (3.94%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Southern Vermont College had a total expenditure of $11.9M. Of that $11.9M, they spent $5.27M on salaries and $11.9M on benefits.

Southern Vermont College employs 10 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors, and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Southern Vermont College are Female Assistant professors (8), Female Associate professors(7), and Female Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Vermont College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.71M

2015 Endowment

6.6%

growth from 2014

Southern Vermont College has an endowment valued at about $3.71M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Vermont College grew 6.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $494k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southern Vermont College received $494k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$5.27M

Salary Expenditure

$11.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern Vermont College had a total expenditure of $11.9M. Of that $11.9M, they spent $5.27M on salaries and $11.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southern Vermont College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.27M

2015 Salaries

4.71%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southern Vermont College paid a median of $5.27M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($11.9M) and a 4.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0883% growth from 2013 and a 0.154% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.28M

Instructional Salaries

24

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern Vermont College paid a total of $1.28M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

10 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

16 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Vermont College were Assistant professor with 10 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Vermont College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; and Management with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Vermont College was Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, Female Associate professor with 7 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Vermont College.

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