Southwest University at El Paso

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,000

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,893

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.02%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,527

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.9%

211 Graduates

About

Southwest University at El Paso is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest University at El Paso were General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (28 degrees), and Registered Nursing (1 degrees).

In 2017, 779 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest University at El Paso. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (733 degrees), 28.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University at El Paso is $13,000, which is $110 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University at El Paso is $13,000, which is $110 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,893.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwest University at El Paso was $13,000. The cost of tuition at Southwest University at El Paso is $110 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$16,893

2017 Value

2.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwest University at El Paso had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,893. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwest University at El Paso grew by 2.71%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,340

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest University at El Paso was of $4,340 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. 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

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Southwest University at El Paso received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Southwest University at El Paso (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

6.02%

2016 Default Rate

72

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest University at El Paso was 6.02%, which represents 72 out of the 1197 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

Southwest University at El Paso has a total enrollment of 1,527 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso is 1,527 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest University at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 0.262% Asian, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (58.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.8%) and White Female (3.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,527 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso is 1,527 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Southwest University at El Paso was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Southwest University at El Paso had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,374

  2. White

    89

  3. Black or African American

    42

The enrolled student population at Southwest University at El Paso is 90% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 0.262% Asian, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 191 more women than men received degrees from Southwest University at El Paso. The majority of degree recipients at Southwest University at El Paso are hispanic or latino (733 degrees awarded). There were 28.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest University at El Paso is General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (28 degrees) and Registered Nursing (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest University at El Paso, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees awarded), Health (551 degrees), and Business (99 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 Southwest University at El Paso are Registered nurses (1,371,765 people), Accountants & auditors (1,086,123 people), Other managers (619,763 people), Financial managers (415,730 people), and Chief executives & legislators (312,511 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso are Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees awarded), Health (551 degrees), and Business (99 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 Southwest University at El Paso are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso are Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees awarded), Health (551 degrees), and Business (99 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 Southwest University at El Paso are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,682,687 people), Elementary & secondary schools (612,412 people), Banking & related activities (475,282 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (410,444 people), and Computer Systems Design (407,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso are Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees awarded), Health (551 degrees), and Business (99 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 Southwest University at El Paso.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest University at El Paso was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 294

  2. 485

In 2017, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University at El Paso, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (485).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University at El Paso in Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology, which is 12.6 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest University at El Paso in Medical Assistant, which is 3.26 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest University at El Paso is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 0.948% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    733 degrees awarded

  2. White

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest University at El Paso is hispanic or latino (733 degrees awarded). There were 28.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (26 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    457 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    276 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest University at El Paso is hispanic or latino female (457 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest University at El Paso has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwest University at El Paso had a total salary expenditure of $23.6M. Southwest University at El Paso employs 63 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwest University at El Paso are Male No academic ranks (35), Female No academic ranks(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso are: Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 20 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Southwest University at El Paso has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest University at El Paso stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant 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, Southwest University at El Paso 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

$7.04M

2017 Salaries

8.84%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwest University at El Paso paid a median of $7.04M in salaries, which represents 29.8% of their overall expenditure ($23.6M) and a 8.84% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 33.1% decline from 2015 and a 47.1% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.65M

Instructional Salaries

63

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwest University at El Paso paid a total of $2.65M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

26 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso were No academic rank with 63 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso were Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 20 employees; and Management with 17 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. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso was Male No academic rank with 35 employees, Female No academic rank with 28 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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