South Central College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,836

1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,601

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,787

49.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.7%

112 Graduates

About

South Central College is a higher education institution located in Nicollet County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Central College were .

In 2017, 611 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Central College. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (498 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Central College is $4,836, which is $-2,578 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Central College is $4,836, which is $-2,578 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,601.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,836

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Central College was $4,836. The cost of tuition at South Central College is $-2,578 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,601

2017 Value

11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,601. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Central College grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,500

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Central College was of $6,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. 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

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at South Central College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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.

13.9%

2016 Default Rate

153

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Central College was 13.9%, which represents 153 out of the 1098 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

South Central College has a total enrollment of 2,787 students. The full-time enrollment at South Central College is 1,391 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,396. This means that 49.9% of students enrolled at South Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.5% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 9.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0718% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.5%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,787 students. The full-time enrollment at South Central College is 1,391 and the part-time enrollment is 1,396. This means that 49.9% of students enrolled at South Central 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 South Central College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), South Central College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,992

  2. Black or African American

    327

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    274

The enrolled student population at South Central College is 71.5% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 9.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0718% 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, 54 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 77 more women than men received degrees from South Central College. The majority of degree recipients at South Central College are white (498 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Central College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Central College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (42 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), and Communication Technologies (9 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 South Central College are Elementary & middle school teachers (68,849 people), Other managers (63,918 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (27,944 people), Software developers (27,223 people), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (25,036 people).

The most specialized majors at South Central College are Agriculture (42 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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 South Central College are Physicians, Dentists, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at South Central College are Agriculture (42 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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 South Central College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,416 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (55,933 people), Computer Systems Design (54,918 people), Construction (44,941 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (41,862 people).

The most specialized majors at South Central College are Agriculture (42 degrees awarded), Precision Production (44 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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 South Central 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 South Central College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 267

  2. 344

In 2017, 267 degrees were awarded to men at South Central College, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (344).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to men at South Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.522 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 South Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.92 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from South Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Central College is Male 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, 0.893% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    498 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Central College is white (498 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

0.982% 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

    290 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    208 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Central College is white female (290 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (208 degrees).

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Operations

South Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $133k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Central College had a total salary expenditure of $38.6M. South Central College employs 88 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Central College are Male Instructors (51), Female Instructors(37), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Central College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

South Central College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Central College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South Central College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.1M

2017 Salaries

2.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South Central College paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($38.6M) and a 2.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.63% decline from 2015 and a 3.08% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.27M

Instructional Salaries

88

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Central College paid a total of $6.27M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

88 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Central College were Instructor with 88 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Central College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Central College was Male Instructor with 51 employees, Female Instructor with 37 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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