Suffolk County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,870

2.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,375

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.82%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

26,756

51.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26%

1,194 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 3,791 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Suffolk County Community College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,375 degrees), 3.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (678 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $4,870, which is $-2,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $4,870, which is $-2,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,375.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,870

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College was $4,870. The cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $-2,544 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,375

2017 Value

19.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Suffolk County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,375. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Suffolk County Community College grew by 19.1%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,980

Room and Board

$1,440

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Suffolk County Community College was of $5,980 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of room and board increased by 0.928% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Suffolk County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 40.3% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.

9.82%

2016 Default Rate

282

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Suffolk County Community College was 9.82%, which represents 282 out of the 2871 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

Suffolk County Community College has a total enrollment of 26,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 13,867 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,889. This means that 51.8% of students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Suffolk County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.7% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.97% Black or African American, 3.71% Asian, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0523% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27.7%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Suffolk County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 13,867 and the part-time enrollment is 12,889. This means that 51.8% of students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

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 Suffolk County Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Suffolk County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,629

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6,365

  3. Black or African American

    2,132

The enrolled student population at Suffolk County Community College is 54.7% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.97% Black or African American, 3.71% Asian, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0523% 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, 2,038 students (7.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 537 more women than men received degrees from Suffolk County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Suffolk County Community College are white (2,375 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (678 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Suffolk County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (56 degrees), and Protective Services (259 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 Suffolk County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (186,588 people), Other managers (132,625 people), Police officers (124,355 people), Graphic designers (97,885 people), and Postsecondary teachers (71,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (56 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), and Legal (53 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 Suffolk County Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Information security analysts, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (56 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), and Legal (53 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 Suffolk County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (324,822 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (313,825 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (166,793 people), Computer Systems Design (96,877 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,960 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,893 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (56 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), and Legal (53 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 Suffolk County 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 Suffolk County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,627

  2. 2,164

In 2017, 1,627 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College, which is 0.752 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,164).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Suffolk County Community College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 680 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 0.72 times less than the 944 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 944 degrees were awarded to women at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 1.39 times more than the 680 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Suffolk County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Suffolk County Community College is Female and Two or More Races (40% 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, 3.85% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,375 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    678 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    280 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Suffolk County Community College is white (2,375 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (678 degrees).

7.39% of degree recipients (280 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,321 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,054 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    413 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Suffolk County Community College is white female (1,321 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,054 degrees).

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Operations

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $178k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.17M (1.21k%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Suffolk County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $268M. Suffolk County Community College employs 143 Professors, 113 Associate professors, and 67 Assistant professors. Most academics at Suffolk County Community College are Female Professors (74), Male Professors(69), and Male Associate professors (62).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 178 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 145 employees, and Management with 128 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$178k

2017 Endowment

8.95%

growth from 2016

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at about $178k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Suffolk County Community College grew 8.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.48M 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. $2.45M - Federal

  2. $3.03M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Suffolk County Community College received $2.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.03M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$129M

2017 Salaries

16.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Suffolk County Community College paid a median of $129M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($268M) and a 16.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.19% decline from 2015 and a 4.01% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$35.2M

Instructional Salaries

342

Number of Employees

In 2017, Suffolk County Community College paid a total of $35.2M to 342 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

143 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

178 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Professor with 143 employees; Associate professor with 113 employees; and Associate professor with 67 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 178 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 145 employees; and Management with 128 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College was Female Professor with 74 employees, Male Professor with 69 employees, and Male Associate professor with 62 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Suffolk County Community College.

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