Southwestern Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,920

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,284

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

20%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,574

43.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

45%

130 Graduates

About

Southwestern Community College is a higher education institution located in Union County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Community College were .

In 2017, 430 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Community College. 41.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (349 degrees), 8.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Community College is $4,920, which is $-2,494 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Community College is $4,920, which is $-2,494 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,284.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,920

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Community College was $4,920. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Community College is $-2,494 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,284

2017 Value

7.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,284. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Community College grew by 7.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,960

Room and Board

$1,254

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Community College was of $6,960 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,254. The cost of room and board increased by 7.08% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

20%

2016 Default Rate

89

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Community College was 20%, which represents 89 out of the 445 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

Southwestern Community College has a total enrollment of 1,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Community College is 685 students and the part-time enrollment is 889. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at Southwestern Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.8% White, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.953% Asian, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Black or African American Male (6.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Community College is 685 and the part-time enrollment is 889. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at Southwestern Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwestern 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

    1,303

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    108

  3. Black or African American

    82

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Community College is 82.8% White, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.953% Asian, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 16 students (1.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 70 fewer women than men received degrees from Southwestern Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Community College are white (349 degrees awarded). There were 8.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Precision Production (59 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (54 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 Southwestern Community College are Software developers (414,777 people), Other managers (137,973 people), Computer occupations, all other (128,212 people), Computer programmers (110,960 people), and Computer & information systems managers (99,811 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Precision Production (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (54 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 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 Southwestern Community College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Precision Production (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (54 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 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 Community College are Computer Systems Design (472,713 people), Elementary & secondary schools (177,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,532 people), Construction (122,271 people), and Banking & related activities (84,441 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Community College are Construction (57 degrees awarded), Precision Production (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (54 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 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 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 Southwestern Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 250

  2. 180

In 2017, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Community College, which is 1.39 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.897 times less than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.11 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from Southwestern Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (57.1% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    349 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Community College is white (349 degrees awarded). There were 8.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

0.233% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    195 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    154 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Community College is white male (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (154 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern 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 $37.7k (2.27%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Community College had a total salary expenditure of $23.5M. Southwestern Community College employs 40 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwestern Community College are Male Instructors (22), Female Instructors(18), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.66M

2017 Endowment

1.93%

growth from 2016

Southwestern Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Community College grew 1.93% 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. $1.19M - Federal

  2. $162k - State

  3. $99.7k - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern Community College received $1.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $162k from state grants and contracts, and $99.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.04M

2017 Salaries

8.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Community College paid a median of $9.04M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($23.5M) and a 8.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.704% growth from 2015 and a 1.18% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.02M

Instructional Salaries

40

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Community College paid a total of $2.02M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% 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

40 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Community College were Instructor with 40 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 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 Southwestern Community College was Male Instructor with 22 employees, Female Instructor with 18 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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