Southwest Texas Junior College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,464
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,066
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
15.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,480
27.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.3%
173 Graduates

About

Southwest Texas Junior College is a higher education institution located in Uvalde County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest Texas Junior College were .

In 2020, 1,129 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Texas Junior College. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (989 degrees), 9.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College is $1,464, which is $−6,516 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College is $1,464, which is $−6,516 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,066.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,464
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College was $1,464. The cost of tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College is $−6,516 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,066
2020 Value
5.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwest Texas Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,066. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwest Texas Junior College grew by 5.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,300
Room and Board
$1,840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Texas Junior College was of $5,300 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.0544% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Southwest Texas Junior College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2019, when 38% 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.
15.5%
2018 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Texas Junior College was 15.5%, which represents 48 out of the 310 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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Enrollment

Southwest Texas Junior College has a total enrollment of 6,480 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College is 1,795 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,685. This means that 27.7% of students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Texas Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% White, 0.694% Two or More Races, 0.494% Black or African American, 0.386% Asian, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0617% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (55.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.8%) and White Female (5.24%). 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

27.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,480 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College is 1,795 and the part-time enrollment is 4,685. This means that 27.7% of students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Texas Junior College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Southwest Texas Junior College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,610
  2. White
    666
  3. Two or More Races
    45

The enrolled student population at Southwest Texas Junior College is 86.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% White, 0.694% Two or More Races, 0.494% Black or African American, 0.386% Asian, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0617% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 115 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Texas Junior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Texas Junior College is hispanic or latino (989 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Texas Junior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 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 Texas Junior College are Police officers (138,746 people), Other managers (91,546 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,954 people), Construction managers (46,584 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (44,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College are Construction (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Precision Production (43 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 Texas Junior College are Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College are Construction (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Precision Production (43 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 Texas Junior College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,454 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,326 people), Construction (125,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,674 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (56,876 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College are Construction (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Precision Production (43 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 Texas Junior 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 Texas Junior College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

507
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
622
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 507 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Texas Junior College, which is 0.815 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (622).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Texas Junior College in General Studies, which is 0.478 times less than the 402 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 402 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Texas Junior College in General Studies, which is 2.09 times more than the 192 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Southwest Texas Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Texas Junior College is Male and Two or More Races (50% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    989 degrees awarded
  2. White
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Texas Junior College is hispanic or latino (989 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

0.797% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    561 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    428 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Texas Junior College is hispanic or latino female (561 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (428 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Texas Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $97.4k (4.53%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Southwest Texas Junior College had a total salary expenditure of $43.7M. Southwest Texas Junior College employs 106 Instructors, 8 Assistant professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Southwest Texas Junior College are Female Instructors (55), Male Instructors(51), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College are: Management, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.15M
2020 Endowment
0.469%
growth from 2019

Southwest Texas Junior College has an endowment valued at about $2.15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Texas Junior College grew 0.469% 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.62M - Federal
  2. $943k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southwest Texas Junior College received $2.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $943k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.5M
2020 Salaries
0.0203%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southwest Texas Junior College paid a median of $19.5M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($43.7M) and a 0.0203% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.249% growth from 2018 and a 5.63% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.03M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwest Texas Junior College paid a total of $4.03M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.6% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College were Instructor with 106 employees; Assistant professor with 8 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College were Management with 57 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College was Female Instructor with 55 employees, Male Instructor with 51 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwest Texas Junior College.

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