Southwest Tennessee Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,840

2.56% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,964

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

6,021 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,099

54.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

10.2%

139 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 2017, 1,328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Tennessee Community College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (677 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $3,840, which is $-3,574 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $3,840, which is $-3,574 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,964.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,840

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College was $3,840. The cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College is $-3,574 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,964

2017 Value

26.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwest Tennessee Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,964. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwest Tennessee Community College grew by 26.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,330

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Tennessee Community College was of $8,330 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 42.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Southwest Tennessee Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.45% with respect to 2016, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Southwest Tennessee Community College received 6,021 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,021 applicants, 6,021 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 9,099 students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwest Tennessee Community College has an overall enrollment yield of 40.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,021

Accepted Out of 6,021

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwest Tennessee Community College was 100% (6,021 admissions from 6,021 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 100%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 18.6%, while admissions grew by 18.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total enrollment of 9,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 4,984 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,115. This means that 54.8% 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 62% Black or African American, 26.2% White, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.5%) and White Male (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 4,984 and the part-time enrollment is 4,115. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

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 Tennessee Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    5,639

  2. White

    2,381

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    489

The enrolled student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 62% Black or African American, 26.2% White, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% 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, 36 students (0.396%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 248 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Tennessee Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwest Tennessee Community College are black or african american (677 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 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 Engineering Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (552 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (52 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 Tennessee Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (115,402 people), Other managers (58,064 people), Education administrators (25,058 people), Software developers (24,619 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (20,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Engineering Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (552 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Science Technologies (3 degrees), and Human Sciences (20 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Engineering Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (552 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Science Technologies (3 degrees), and Human Sciences (20 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 Tennessee Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (186,693 people), Computer Systems Design (58,866 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (50,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (50,018 people), and Construction (40,130 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Engineering Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (552 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), Science Technologies (3 degrees), and Human Sciences (20 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 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 Tennessee Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 540

  2. 788

In 2017, 540 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (788).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 183 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.499 times less than the 367 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 367 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.01 times more than the 183 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% 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, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 14% 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 (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Tennessee Community College is Female and Asian (42.9% 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% 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

    677 degrees awarded

  2. White

    470 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Tennessee Community College is black or african american (677 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 degrees).

0.602% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    444 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    243 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Tennessee Community College is black or african american female (444 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (243 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Tennessee Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.94M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $295k (10%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwest Tennessee Community College had a total salary expenditure of $77.3M. Southwest Tennessee Community College employs 63 Associate professors, 57 Assistant professors, and 52 Instructors. Most academics at Southwest Tennessee Community College are Female Associate professors (36), Female Instructors(34), and Female Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 113 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 87 employees, and Service with 71 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.94M

2017 Endowment

10.4%

growth from 2016

Southwest Tennessee Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.94M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Tennessee Community College grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $724k 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $5.46M - State

  3. $549k - Local

As of 2017, Southwest Tennessee Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.46M from state grants and contracts, and $549k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.4M

2017 Salaries

2.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwest Tennessee Community College paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($77.3M) and a 2.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.16% growth from 2015 and a 5.82% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.71M

Instructional Salaries

194

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwest Tennessee Community College paid a total of $9.71M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

113 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College were Associate professor with 63 employees; Assistant professor with 57 employees; and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 87 employees; and Service with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College was Female Associate professor with 36 employees, Female Instructor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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