Southwestern Community College (199731)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,018

5.17% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,586

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,464

34.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33%

63 Graduates

About

Southwestern Community College (199731) is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Community College (199731) were .

In 2017, 594 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Community College (199731). 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (484 degrees), 14.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Community College (199731) is $2,018, which is $-5,396 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Community College (199731) is $2,018, which is $-5,396 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,586.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,018

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Community College (199731) was $2,018. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Community College (199731) is $-5,396 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,586

2017 Value

0.305%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Community College (199731) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,586. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Community College (199731) grew by 0.305%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Community College (199731) was of $9,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

8%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Community College (199731) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 12.8% with respect to 2016, when 47% 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%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Community College (199731) was 15%, which represents 30 out of the 200 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

Southwestern Community College (199731) has a total enrollment of 2,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Community College (199731) is 844 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,620. This means that 34.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Community College (199731) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Community College (199731), both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 7.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.26% Black or African American, 1.06% Asian, and 0.0812% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Community College (199731) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (4.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Community College (199731), both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Community College (199731) is 844 and the part-time enrollment is 1,620. This means that 34.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Community College (199731) are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Southwestern Community College (199731) was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwestern Community College (199731) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,938

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    184

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    180

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Community College (199731) is 78.7% White, 7.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.26% Black or African American, 1.06% Asian, and 0.0812% 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, 23 students (0.933%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 128 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Community College (199731). The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Community College (199731) are white (484 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Community College (199731) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Community College (199731), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (36 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 Southwestern Community College (199731) are Elementary & middle school teachers (107,379 people), Other managers (71,581 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (30,931 people), Physical therapists (28,690 people), and Education administrators (26,057 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College (199731) are Engineering Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (37 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 Community College (199731) are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College (199731) are Engineering Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (37 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 Community College (199731) are Elementary & secondary schools (180,915 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (77,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (71,559 people), Computer Systems Design (61,601 people), and Construction (51,555 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College (199731) are Engineering Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (37 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 Community College (199731).

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 Southwestern Community College (199731) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 233

  2. 361

In 2017, 233 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Community College (199731), which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (361).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Community College (199731) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.717 times less than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Community College (199731) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.39 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

35%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Southwestern Community College (199731) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Community College (199731) is Female and Two or More Races (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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    484 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Community College (199731) is white (484 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    297 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    187 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Community College (199731) is white female (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (187 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Community College (199731) has an endowment valued at nearly $3.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $52.7k (1.32%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Community College (199731) had a total salary expenditure of $24.8M. Southwestern Community College (199731) employs 85 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwestern Community College (199731) are Female No academic ranks (50), Male No academic ranks(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Community College (199731) are: Management, with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.99M

2017 Endowment

13.8%

growth from 2016

Southwestern Community College (199731) has an endowment valued at about $3.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Community College (199731) grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $331k higher 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $153k - Federal

  2. $26k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern Community College (199731) received $153k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.3M

2017 Salaries

3.49%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Community College (199731) paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($24.8M) and a 3.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.96% decline from 2015 and a 0.713% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.26M

Instructional Salaries

85

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Community College (199731) paid a total of $4.26M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Community College (199731) were No academic rank with 85 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Community College (199731) were Management with 35 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Community College (199731) was Female No academic rank with 50 employees, Male No academic rank with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Community College (199731).

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