Southern Vermont College

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2018 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,236
3% growth from 2017
2018 Average Net Price
$20,931
After Financial Aid
2015 Student Loan
6.67%
Default Rate
2018 Enrolled Students
702
91.2% Full-Time

About

Southern Vermont College is a higher education institution located in Bennington County, VT. In 2018, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern Vermont College were Radiographer (15 degrees awarded), General Psychology (14 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2018, 79 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Vermont College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (42 degrees), 5.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Vermont College is $25,236, which is $−3,269 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,505).

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In 2018, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Vermont College is $25,236

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,931.

In 2018, 97% of undergraduate students attending Southern Vermont College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,236
2018 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2018, the cost of tuition at Southern Vermont College was $25,236.

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Average Net Price

$20,931
2018 Value
9.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Southern Vermont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,931. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Southern Vermont College grew by 9.51%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Southern Vermont College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a growth of 4.3% with respect to 2017, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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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Southern Vermont College had a total enrollment of 702 students in 2018. The full-time enrollment at Southern Vermont College is 640 students and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Southern Vermont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Vermont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Black or African American, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, and 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Vermont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (14.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Vermont College in 2018, both undergraduate and graduate, is 702 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Vermont College is 640 and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Southern Vermont College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.9% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2018 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Southern Vermont College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    414 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    76 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Vermont College is 59% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Black or African American, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, and 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 13.5% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2018, 11 more women than men received degrees from Southern Vermont College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Vermont College is white (42 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Vermont College is Radiographer (15 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (14 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2018,  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 English (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), and Psychology (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,731,503 people), Other managers (2,146,940 people), Registered nurses (1,770,878 people), Accountants & auditors (1,376,162 people), and Software developers (1,312,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College in 2018 are English (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Surgeons, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are English (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Elementary & secondary schools (5,483,119 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,202,014 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,391,445 people), Computer Systems Design (2,185,689 people), and Construction (1,229,470 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Vermont College are English (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 (2018)
  1. 15 degree-majors awarded
  2. 14 degree-majors awarded
  3. 12 degree-majors awarded

In 2018, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Vermont College was Radiographer with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

34
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
45
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Vermont College, which is 0.756 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (45).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Vermont College in General Psychology, which is 1 times approximately the same the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Vermont College in Radiographer, which is 6.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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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 in 2018 at Southern Vermont College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    42 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Vermont College is white (42 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

24.1% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    26 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Vermont College is white female (26 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (16 degrees).

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Southern Vermont College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.68M, as of the end of the 2018 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 381k (14.2%) compared to the 17.4% average return (9.13M on 52.4M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2018, Southern Vermont College had a total salary expenditure of 11.3M. Southern Vermont College employs 30 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors and 8 Instructors. Most academics at Southern Vermont College are Female Assistant professor (26), Female Associate professor (10), and Female Instructor (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 34 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Endowment

$2.68M
2018 Endowment
13%
decline from 2017

Southern Vermont College has an endowment valued at about $2.68M, as of the end of the 2018 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Vermont College declined 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.7M 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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Salary Expenditure

$5.12M
2018 Salaries
2.15%
decline from 2017

In 2018, Southern Vermont College paid a median of $5.12M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($11.3M) and a 2.15% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.1M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.01M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2018, Southern Vermont College paid a total of $3.01M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.84M (65%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2018, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Vermont College were Assistant professor with 30 employees, Associate professor with 14 employees, and Instructor with 8 employees.

In 2018, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Vermont College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees, Management with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2018)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2018, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Vermont College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

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

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