Southwestern College (155900)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,500
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,731
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.39%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.6%
925 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,512
47.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.6%
70 Graduates

About

Southwestern College (155900) is a higher education institution located in Cowley County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern College (155900) were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), General Computer Programming (29 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (28 degrees).

In 2019, 510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern College (155900). 37.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (238 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $31,500, which is $9,474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $31,500, which is $9,474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,731.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southwestern College (155900) was $31,500. The cost of tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $9,474 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,731
2019 Value
3.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwestern College (155900) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,731. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwestern College (155900) grew by 3.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,206
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern College (155900) was of $7,206 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.71% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Southwestern College (155900) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 69% 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.
6.39%
2017 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern College (155900) was 6.39%, which represents 29 out of the 454 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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Admissions

Southwestern College (155900) received 925 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.82% annual growth. Out of those 925 applicants, 477 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,512 students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) in 2019, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern College (155900) has an overall enrollment yield of 33.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
477
Accepted Out of 925

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern College (155900) was 51.6% (477 admissions from 925 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.82%, while admissions grew by 1.06%.

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage
58
Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern College (155900) in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern College (155900) has a total enrollment of 1,512 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (155900) is 719 students and the part-time enrollment is 793. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (155900), both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.728% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.463% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.9%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Male (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (22%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and Asian Female (4.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern College (155900), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,512 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (155900) is 719 and the part-time enrollment is 793. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 Southwestern College (155900) was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southwestern College (155900) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    613
  2. Black or African American
    174
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    158

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (155900) is 40.5% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.728% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.463% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 428 students (28.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 132 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern College (155900). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern College (155900) is white (238 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern College (155900) is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer Programming (29 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern College (155900), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (48 degrees), and Business (180 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Accountants & auditors (998,114 people), Other managers (798,821 people), Software developers (630,374 people), Financial managers (507,503 people), and Chief executives & legislators (398,252 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (48 degrees), Business (180 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (48 degrees), Business (180 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Computer Systems Design (987,112 people), Elementary & secondary schools (618,737 people), Banking & related activities (544,249 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (503,030 people), and Insurance carriers (470,331 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (48 degrees), Business (180 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Southwestern College (155900).
Most Common
  1. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern College (155900) was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

321
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
189
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 321 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (155900), which is 1.7 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (155900) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern College (155900) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.75 times less than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Southwestern College (155900) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern College (155900) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.29% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    238 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern College (155900) is white (238 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

27.1% of degree recipients (138 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    144 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern College (155900) is white male (144 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (94 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern College (155900) has an endowment valued at nearly $27.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.8M (6.46%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southwestern College (155900) had a total salary expenditure of $25.5M. Southwestern College (155900) employs 14 Associate professors, 12 Professors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern College (155900) are Female Associate professors (10), Male Professors(9), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 47 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.8M
2019 Endowment
4.02%
growth from 2018

Southwestern College (155900) has an endowment valued at about $27.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern College (155900) grew 4.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $113k - Federal
  2. $436k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southwestern College (155900) received $113k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $436k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11M
2019 Salaries
0.428%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Southwestern College (155900) paid a median of $11M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($25.5M) and a 0.428% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.9% decline from 2017 and a 0.856% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.44M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwestern College (155900) paid a total of $2.44M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) were Associate professor with 14 employees; Professor with 12 employees; and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) was Female Associate professor with 10 employees, Male Professor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwestern College (155900).

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