Southwest Mississippi Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,800

12.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,079

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

1,959

79.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40%

227 Graduates

About

Southwest Mississippi Community College is a higher education institution located in Pike County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest Mississippi Community College were .

In 2017, 509 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Mississippi Community College. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (274 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $2,800, which is $-4,614 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $2,800, which is $-4,614 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,079.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College was $2,800. The cost of tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $-4,614 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,079

2017 Value

7.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwest Mississippi Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,079. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwest Mississippi Community College grew by 7.2%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,380

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Mississippi Community College was of $4,380 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.114% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Southwest Mississippi Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.35% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Southwest Mississippi Community College has a total enrollment of 1,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,565 students and the part-time enrollment is 394. This means that 79.9% of students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% White, 40.5% Black or African American, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.613% Asian, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (24%) and White Male (22.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,565 and the part-time enrollment is 394. This means that 79.9% of students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Southwest Mississippi Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwest Mississippi 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

    1,075

  2. Black or African American

    793

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34

The enrolled student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 54.9% White, 40.5% Black or African American, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.613% Asian, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 5 students (0.255%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 65 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Mississippi Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwest Mississippi Community College are white (274 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Mississippi Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (71,793 people), Other managers (65,360 people), Construction managers (41,068 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (30,551 people), and Software developers (25,408 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Transportation (8 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Transportation (8 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (116,186 people), Construction (103,611 people), Computer Systems Design (59,530 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (40,071 people), and Air transportation (37,342 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Transportation (8 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 Southwest Mississippi 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 222

  2. 287

In 2017, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Mississippi Community College, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.864 times less than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 103 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.16 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Southwest Mississippi Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Mississippi Community College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 0.881% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    274 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Mississippi Community College is white (274 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

0.196% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    147 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    135 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Mississippi Community College is white female (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (135 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.38M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71.8k (5.22%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwest Mississippi Community College had a total salary expenditure of $25.4M. Southwest Mississippi Community College employs 68 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Female Instructors (46), Male Instructors(22), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College are: Service, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.38M

2017 Endowment

0.722%

growth from 2016

Southwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.38M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Mississippi Community College grew 0.722% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.28M lower than 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $359k - Federal

  2. $1.94M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwest Mississippi Community College received $359k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.94M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.98M

2017 Salaries

0.00463%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwest Mississippi Community College paid a median of $9.98M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($25.4M) and a 0.00463% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.88% decline from 2015 and a 4.27% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.82M

Instructional Salaries

68

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwest Mississippi Community College paid a total of $3.82M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College were Instructor with 68 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College were Service with 40 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College was Female Instructor with 46 employees, Male Instructor with 22 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwest Mississippi Community College.

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