Southwest Tennessee Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,032
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,281
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
7,371
44% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
11.5%
240 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 1,113 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Tennessee Community College. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (586 degrees), 1.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $4,032, which is $−3,948 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $4,032, which is $−3,948 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,281.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,032
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College was $4,032. The cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $−3,948 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,281
2020 Value
20.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwest Tennessee Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,281. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwest Tennessee Community College grew by 20.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,431
Room and Board
$1,545
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Tennessee Community College was of $9,431 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,545. The cost of room and board increased by 13.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Southwest Tennessee Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.5% with respect to 2019, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total enrollment of 7,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 3,243 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,128. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.4% Black or African American, 26% White, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.095% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (38.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.5%) and White Female (16.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 3,243 and the part-time enrollment is 4,128. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Southwest Tennessee Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Southwest Tennessee Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,452
  2. White
    1,920
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    545

The enrolled student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 60.4% Black or African American, 26% White, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.095% 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 Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 23 students (0.312%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 349 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Tennessee Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Tennessee Community College is black or african american (586 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Tennessee Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (654 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), and Health (258 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College are Registered nurses (1,379,367 people), Medical & health services managers (147,530 people), Pharmacists (133,900 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,493 people), and Other managers (113,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (654 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Health (258 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Tennessee Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (654 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Health (258 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,465,821 people), Elementary & secondary schools (308,843 people), Outpatient care centers (229,612 people), Offices of physicians (221,325 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (160,151 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (654 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Health (258 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Tennessee Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Tennessee Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

382
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
731
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (731).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.47 times less than the 445 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 445 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.13 times more than the 209 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 6% of students graduating from Southwest Tennessee Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Tennessee Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (25% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 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. Black or African American
    586 degrees awarded
  2. White
    387 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Tennessee Community College is black or african american (586 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

0.359% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    424 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    221 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Tennessee Community College is black or african american female (424 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (221 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Tennessee Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.67M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $940k (56.4%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Southwest Tennessee Community College had a total salary expenditure of $93.2M. Southwest Tennessee Community College employs 65 Associate professors, 56 Assistant professors, and 49 Instructors. Most academics at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Female Associate professors (38), Female Assistant professors(30), and Female Instructors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 108 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 96 employees, and Service with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.67M
2020 Endowment
7.44%
growth from 2019

Southwest Tennessee Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.67M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Tennessee Community College grew 7.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.76M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.54M - Federal
  2. $838k - State
  3. $214k - Local

As of 2020, Southwest Tennessee Community College received $3.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $838k from state grants and contracts, and $214k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.6M
2020 Salaries
8.54%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southwest Tennessee Community College paid a median of $39.6M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($93.2M) and a 8.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.5% growth from 2018 and a 4.21% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
189
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwest Tennessee Community College paid a total of $10.4M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
65 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College were Associate professor with 65 employees; Assistant professor with 56 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees; and Service with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College was Female Associate professor with 38 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Instructor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

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