SOWELA Technical Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,335

0.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,890

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.2%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

3,241

57% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.9%

168 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 2016, 2,804 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SOWELA Technical Community College. 30.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 69.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,022 degrees), 3.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $3,335, which is $-3,985 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $3,335, which is $-3,985 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,890.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at SOWELA Technical Community College is $-3,985 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,890

2016 Value

0.038%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 SOWELA Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,890. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of SOWELA Technical Community College grew by 0.038%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,073

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SOWELA Technical Community College was of $9,073 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 1.7% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at SOWELA Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 37% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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15.2%

2015 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at SOWELA Technical Community College was 15.2%, which represents 7 out of the 46 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

SOWELA Technical 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 3,241 students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SOWELA Technical 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 SOWELA Technical 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 SOWELA Technical Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SOWELA Technical Community College has a total enrollment of 3,241 students. The full-time enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College is 1,848 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,393. This means that 57% 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 64% White, 24.3% Black or African American, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.679% Asian, and 0.0309% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.7%), followed by White Female (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,241 students. The full-time enrollment at SOWELA Technical Community College is 1,848 and the part-time enrollment is 1,393. This means that 57% of students enrolled at SOWELA Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 SOWELA Technical Community College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    2,073

  2. Black or African American

    786

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    85

The enrolled student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 64% White, 24.3% Black or African American, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.679% Asian, and 0.0309% 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, 156 students (4.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1086 fewer women than men received degrees from SOWELA Technical Community College. The majority of degree recipients at SOWELA Technical Community College are white (2,022 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 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 (1,432 degrees awarded), Construction (366 degrees), and Precision Production (70 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 SOWELA Technical Community College are Software developers, applications & systems software (429,793 people), Miscellaneous managers (154,249 people), Computer programmers (123,306 people), Other Computer Occupations (118,701 people), and Computer & information systems managers (107,010 people).

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,432 degrees awarded), Construction (366 degrees), Precision Production (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (139 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 & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,432 degrees awarded), Construction (366 degrees), Precision Production (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (139 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 (511,839 people), Construction (103,008 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (82,807 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (80,903 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (66,725 people).

The most specialized majors at SOWELA Technical Community College are Engineering Technologies (1,432 degrees awarded), Construction (366 degrees), Precision Production (70 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (139 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 N/A, 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. 1,945

  2. 859

In 2016, 1,945 degrees were awarded to men at SOWELA Technical Community College, which is 2.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (859).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 654 degrees were awarded to men at SOWELA Technical Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.14 times more than the 158 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 158 degrees were awarded to women at SOWELA Technical Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 0.242 times less than the 654 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 SOWELA Technical Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 3.57% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,022 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    527 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SOWELA Technical Community College is white (2,022 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (527 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,468 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    554 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    295 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SOWELA Technical Community College is white male (1,468 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (554 degrees).

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Operations

SOWELA Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $302k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $43.4k (14.4%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, SOWELA Technical Community College had a total expenditure of $20.9M. Of that $20.9M, they spent $8.45M on salaries and $20.9M on benefits.

SOWELA Technical Community College employs 68 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors, and 4 Associate professors. Most academics at SOWELA Technical Community College are Male Instructors (41), Female Instructors(27), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 31 employees, Management, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$302k

2015 Endowment

9.86%

growth from 2014

SOWELA Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $302k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of SOWELA Technical Community College grew 9.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.82M 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. $643k - Federal

  2. $79.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, SOWELA Technical Community College received $643k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $79.3k 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.

$8.45M

Salary Expenditure

$20.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, SOWELA Technical Community College had a total expenditure of $20.9M. Of that $20.9M, they spent $8.45M on salaries and $20.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$8.45M

2015 Salaries

8.07%

growth from 2014

In 2015, SOWELA Technical Community College paid a median of $8.45M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($20.9M) and a 8.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0032% growth from 2013 and a 4.72% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.5M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2015, SOWELA Technical Community College paid a total of $3.5M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College were Instructor with 68 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 31 employees; Management with 19 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 11 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SOWELA Technical Community College was Male Instructor with 41 employees, Female Instructor with 27 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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

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