SOWELA Technical Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,335

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,913

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.55%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,347

50.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

38.2%

197 Graduates

About

SOWELA Technical Community College is a higher education institution located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SOWELA Technical Community College were .

In 2017, 2,584 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SOWELA Technical Community College. 33.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,911 degrees), 4.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,079 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,079 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,913.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $-4,079 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,913

2017 Value

13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 SOWELA Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,913. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of SOWELA Technical Community College grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,073

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SOWELA Technical Community College was of $9,073 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 decreased by 1.64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at SOWELA Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 50% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.

4.55%

2016 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at SOWELA Technical Community College was 4.55%, which represents 1 out of the 22 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

SOWELA Technical Community College has a total enrollment of 3,347 students. The full-time enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College is 1,694 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,653. This means that 50.6% of students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SOWELA Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 22.6% Black or African American, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.717% Asian, 0.717% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39%), followed by White Female (27.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,347 students. The full-time enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College is 1,694 and the part-time enrollment is 1,653. This means that 50.6% of students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 SOWELA Technical Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), SOWELA Technical Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,201

  2. Black or African American

    757

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    119

The enrolled student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 65.8% White, 22.6% Black or African American, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.717% Asian, 0.717% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% 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, 107 students (3.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 834 fewer women than men received degrees from SOWELA Technical Community College. The majority of degree recipients at SOWELA Technical Community College are white (1,911 degrees awarded). There were 4.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SOWELA Technical Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (1,309 degrees awarded), Construction (260 degrees), and Science Technologies (25 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 SOWELA Technical Community College are Software developers (427,971 people), Computer occupations, all other (127,216 people), Other managers (124,003 people), Computer programmers (115,467 people), and Computer & information systems managers (102,720 people).

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,309 degrees awarded), Construction (260 degrees), Science Technologies (25 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (107 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 SOWELA Technical Community College are Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Marketing managers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,309 degrees awarded), Construction (260 degrees), Science Technologies (25 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (107 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 SOWELA Technical Community College are Computer Systems Design (492,493 people), Construction (116,630 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,185 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (75,569 people), and Banking & related activities (69,945 people).

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,309 degrees awarded), Construction (260 degrees), Science Technologies (25 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (107 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 SOWELA Technical 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 SOWELA Technical Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,709

  2. 875

In 2017, 1,709 degrees were awarded to men at SOWELA Technical Community College, which is 1.95 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (875).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 633 degrees were awarded to men at SOWELA Technical Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.31 times more than the 147 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 147 degrees were awarded to women at SOWELA Technical Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 0.232 times less than the 633 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from SOWELA Technical Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SOWELA Technical Community College is Female and Asian (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, 6.09% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,911 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    431 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SOWELA Technical Community College is white (1,911 degrees awarded). There were 4.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

3.06% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,322 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    589 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SOWELA Technical Community College is white male (1,322 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (589 degrees).

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Operations

SOWELA Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $793k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $61.6k (7.77%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, SOWELA Technical Community College had a total salary expenditure of $24.8M. SOWELA Technical Community College employs 63 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors, and 4 Associate professors. Most academics at SOWELA Technical Community College are Male Instructors (35), Female Instructors(28), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 34 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$793k

2017 Endowment

13.8%

growth from 2016

SOWELA Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $793k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of SOWELA Technical Community College grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.87M 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 Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $715k - Federal

  2. $87.2k - State

  3. $39.2k - Local

As of 2017, SOWELA Technical Community College received $715k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $87.2k from state grants and contracts, and $39.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.53M

2017 Salaries

6.72%

growth from 2016

In 2017, SOWELA Technical Community College paid a median of $9.53M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($24.8M) and a 6.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.73% growth from 2015 and a 8.07% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.02M

Instructional Salaries

83

Number of Employees

In 2017, SOWELA Technical Community College paid a total of $4.02M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

34 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College were Instructor with 63 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College was Male Instructor with 35 employees, Female Instructor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SOWELA Technical Community College.

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