Suffolk County Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,770

4.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,645

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.63%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

27,066

52% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.2%

1,113 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 2016, 3,892 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Suffolk County Community College. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,460 degrees), 3.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (675 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $4,770, which is $-2,550 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $4,770, which is $-2,550 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,645.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,770

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College was $4,770. The cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $-2,550 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$6,645

2016 Value

1.39%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Suffolk County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,645. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Suffolk County Community College grew by 1.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,925

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Suffolk County Community College was of $5,925 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.937% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

16%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Suffolk County Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 27.1% with respect to 2015, when 85% 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.

9.63%

2015 Default Rate

290

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Suffolk County Community College was 9.63%, which represents 290 out of the 3010 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

Suffolk County Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 27,066 students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Suffolk County Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Suffolk County Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Suffolk County Community College has a total enrollment of 27,066 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 14,084 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,982. This means that 52% 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 56.6% White, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.314% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0776% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29%), followed by White Female (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Suffolk County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,066 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 14,084 and the part-time enrollment is 12,982. This means that 52% of students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    15,314

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,953

  3. Black or African American

    2,173

The enrolled student population at Suffolk County Community College is 56.6% White, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.314% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0776% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 2,128 students (7.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 454 more women than men received degrees from Suffolk County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Suffolk County Community College are white (2,460 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (675 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 (2,044 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (55 degrees), and Protective Services (286 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 Suffolk County Community College are Police officers (129,142 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (128,074 people), Miscellaneous managers (87,966 people), Social workers (56,637 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (47,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,044 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (55 degrees), Protective Services (286 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Legal (59 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,044 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (55 degrees), Protective Services (286 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Legal (59 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 Suffolk County Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (323,102 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,088 people), Hospitals (69,133 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,176 people), and Legal services (65,052 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,044 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (55 degrees), Protective Services (286 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Legal (59 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 N/A, 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. 1,719

  2. 2,173

In 2016, 1,719 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College, which is 0.791 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 749 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 0.757 times less than the 989 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 989 degrees were awarded to women at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 1.32 times more than the 749 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% 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, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 (67.2%).

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, 9.07% of graduates (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,460 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    675 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    340 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Suffolk County Community College is white (2,460 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (675 degrees).

8.74% of degree recipients (340 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,337 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,123 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    397 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Suffolk County Community College is white female (1,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,123 degrees).

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Operations

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.54M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $389k (25.2%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Suffolk County Community College had a total expenditure of $262M. Of that $262M, they spent $123M on salaries and $262M on benefits.

Suffolk County Community College employs 105 Professors, 103 Associate professors, and 64 Assistant professors. Most academics at Suffolk County Community College are Male Professors (56), Male Associate professors(56), and Female Professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 180 employees, Management, with 169 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 156 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.54M

2015 Endowment

0.000129%

decline from 2014

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.54M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Suffolk County Community College declined 0.000129% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.57M 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. $2.32M - Federal

  2. $2.2M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Suffolk County Community College received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$123M

Salary Expenditure

$262M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Suffolk County Community College had a total expenditure of $262M. Of that $262M, they spent $123M on salaries and $262M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Suffolk County Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$123M

2015 Salaries

4.01%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Suffolk County Community College paid a median of $123M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($262M) and a 4.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.24% growth from 2013 and a 0.336% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.3M

Instructional Salaries

314

Number of Employees

In 2015, Suffolk County Community College paid a total of $30.3M to 314 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

105 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

180 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Professor with 105 employees; Associate professor with 103 employees; and Associate professor with 64 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 180 employees; Management with 169 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 156 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College was Male Professor with 56 employees, Male Associate professor with 56 employees, and Female Professor with 49 employees.

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

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