Southwestern College (155900)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,600

5.54% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,279

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

96.9%

512 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,306

45.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

37.8%

65 Graduates

About

Southwestern College (155900) is a higher education institution located in Cowley County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern College (155900) were Operations Management & Supervision (45 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (34 degrees).

In 2017, 646 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern College (155900). 37.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (352 degrees), 3.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (100 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $28,600, which is $7,867 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $28,600, which is $7,867 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,279.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,600

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern College (155900) was $28,600. The cost of tuition at Southwestern College (155900) is $7,867 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,279

2017 Value

0.755%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern College (155900) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,279. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern College (155900) grew by 0.755%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,773

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern College (155900) was of $6,773 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% 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

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Southwestern College (155900) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.64% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

7.14%

2016 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern College (155900) was 7.14%, which represents 32 out of the 448 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

Southwestern College (155900) received 512 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 29.6% annual growth. Out of those 512 applicants, 496 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,306 students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) in 2017, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern College (155900) has an overall enrollment yield of 38.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

496

Accepted Out of 512

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern College (155900) was 96.9% (496 admissions from 512 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 29.6%, while admissions grew by 36.3%.

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SAT Scores

25%

Submission Percentage

47

Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern College (155900) in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern College (155900) has a total enrollment of 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (155900) is 596 students and the part-time enrollment is 710. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (155900), both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.4% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 8.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.45% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.23% Asian, and 0.306% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (21.5%), followed by White Female (21.3%) and Black or African American Male (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (15.8%), followed by White Female (10.5%) and White Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern College (155900), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (155900) is 596 and the part-time enrollment is 710. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (155900) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 Southwestern College (155900) was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southwestern College (155900) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    554

  2. Black or African American

    135

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (155900) is 42.4% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 8.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.45% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.23% Asian, and 0.306% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 354 students (27.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 162 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern College (155900). The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern College (155900) are white (352 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (100 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern College (155900) is Operations Management & Supervision (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees) and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern College (155900), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (93 degrees awarded), Business (262 degrees), and Education (82 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,032,244 people), Accountants & auditors (1,132,837 people), Other managers (755,852 people), Software developers (519,347 people), and Financial managers (452,457 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (93 degrees awarded), Business (262 degrees), Education (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (93 degrees awarded), Business (262 degrees), Education (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 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 Southwestern College (155900) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,109,941 people), Computer Systems Design (890,400 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (587,004 people), Banking & related activities (572,852 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (495,241 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (155900) are Protective Services (93 degrees awarded), Business (262 degrees), Education (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (46 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 Southwestern College (155900).

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern College (155900) was Operations Management & Supervision with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 404

  2. 242

In 2017, 404 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (155900), which is 1.67 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (155900) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.17 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern College (155900) in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 4.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from Southwestern College (155900) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern College (155900) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 10.8% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    352 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    100 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern College (155900) is white (352 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (100 degrees).

15.5% of degree recipients (100 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    234 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern College (155900) is white male (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (118 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern College (155900) has an endowment valued at nearly $26.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.55M (5.86%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southwestern College (155900) had a total expenditure of $25.8M. Of that $25.8M, they spent $11.5M on salaries and $25.8M on benefits.

Southwestern College (155900) employs 15 Assistant professors, 11 Professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern College (155900) are Female Associate professors (10), Male Assistant professors(9), and Male Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 55 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.5M

2017 Endowment

0.164%

growth from 2016

Southwestern College (155900) has an endowment valued at about $26.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern College (155900) grew 0.164% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.58M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $192k - Federal

  2. $334k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern College (155900) received $192k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $334k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.5M

Salary Expenditure

$25.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Southwestern College (155900) had a total expenditure of $25.8M. Of that $25.8M, they spent $11.5M on salaries and $25.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southwestern College (155900) as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.5M

2017 Salaries

0.856%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern College (155900) paid a median of $11.5M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($25.8M) and a 0.856% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.45% growth from 2015 and a 6.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.53M

Instructional Salaries

49

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern College (155900) paid a total of $2.53M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

15 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) were Assistant professor with 15 employees; Professor with 11 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 55 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern College (155900) was Female Associate professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southwestern College (155900).

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