South Piedmont Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,824

5.56% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,189

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

2,980

22.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

19.8%

38 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 497 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Piedmont Community College. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (318 degrees), 3.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $1,824, which is $-5,590 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $1,824, which is $-5,590 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,189.

In 2017, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,824

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Piedmont Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at South Piedmont Community College is $-5,590 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,189

2017 Value

0.849%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,189. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Piedmont Community College grew by 0.849%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,559

Room and Board

$1,325

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Piedmont Community College was of $5,559 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,325. 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

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at South Piedmont Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.33% with respect to 2016, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Piedmont Community College has a total enrollment of 2,980 students. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 659 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,321. This means that 22.1% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,980 students. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 659 and the part-time enrollment is 2,321. This means that 22.1% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Piedmont Community College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), South Piedmont 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

    1,688

  2. Black or African American

    510

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    400

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College is 56.6% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% 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, 233 students (7.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 177 more women than men received degrees from South Piedmont Community College. The majority of degree recipients at South Piedmont Community College are white (318 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (63 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and Construction (8 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 Piedmont Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (230,892 people), Other managers (142,370 people), Police officers (122,483 people), Graphic designers (94,117 people), and Postsecondary teachers (75,732 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (63 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Human Sciences (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (104 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 Piedmont Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Information security analysts, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (63 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Human Sciences (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (104 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 Piedmont Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (397,608 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (311,604 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (175,232 people), Construction (138,693 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,376 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (63 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Human Sciences (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (104 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 Piedmont 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 South Piedmont Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 160

  2. 337

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College, which is 0.475 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (337).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 38 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.623 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 61 degrees were awarded to women at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from South Piedmont Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Piedmont Community College is Male and Asian (50% 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, 2.63% 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

    318 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Piedmont Community College is white (318 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

4.02% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    215 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    103 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Piedmont Community College is white female (215 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (103 degrees).

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Operations

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of $24.5M. South Piedmont Community College employs 80 No academic ranks, 3 Professors, and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at South Piedmont Community College are Male No academic ranks (40), Female No academic ranks(40), and Female Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College are: Management, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.66M

2017 Endowment

3.44%

growth from 2016

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Piedmont Community College grew 3.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $357k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South Piedmont Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $357k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.6M

2017 Salaries

9.24%

decline from 2016

In 2017, South Piedmont Community College paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($24.5M) and a 9.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.68% growth from 2015 and a 4.99% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.31M

Instructional Salaries

87

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Piedmont Community College paid a total of $4.31M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% 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

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College were No academic rank with 80 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College were Management with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College was Male No academic rank with 40 employees, Female No academic rank with 40 employees, and Female Professor with 3 employees.

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