South Seattle College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,936

16% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,433

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,716

30.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.9%

85 Graduates

About

South Seattle College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Seattle College were General Hospitality Management (22 degrees awarded), Technical Teacher Education (16 degrees), and Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (7 degrees).

In 2017, 746 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Seattle College. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (275 degrees), 2.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (95 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $3,936, which is $-8,954 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $3,936, which is $-8,954 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,433.

In 2017, 17% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,936

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Seattle College was $3,936. The cost of tuition at South Seattle College is $-8,954 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$8,433

2017 Value

16.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Seattle College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,433. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Seattle College grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Seattle College was of $10,140 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.68% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

17%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

17% of undergraduate students at South Seattle College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 15% with respect to 2016, when 20% 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.

12.5%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Seattle College was 12.5%, which represents 9 out of the 72 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 Seattle College has a total enrollment of 6,716 students. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 2,022 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,694. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.1% White, 8.52% Asian, 7.53% Black or African American, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Two or More Races, 0.774% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.715% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Seattle College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.1%), followed by White Female (8.95%) and Asian Male (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Seattle College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,716 students. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 2,022 and the part-time enrollment is 4,694. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 Seattle College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), South Seattle College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,562

  2. Asian

    572

  3. Black or African American

    506

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College is 38.1% White, 8.52% Asian, 7.53% Black or African American, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Two or More Races, 0.774% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.715% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 1,616 students (24.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 84 fewer women than men received degrees from South Seattle College. The majority of degree recipients at South Seattle College are white (275 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (95 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Seattle College is General Hospitality Management (22 degrees awarded), followed by Technical Teacher Education (16 degrees) and Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Seattle College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (127 degrees), and Physical Sciences (53 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 Seattle College are Elementary & middle school teachers (100,516 people), Other managers (98,119 people), Postsecondary teachers (91,066 people), Physicians (70,971 people), and Other Physical Scientists (55,610 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (127 degrees), Physical Sciences (53 degrees), Precision Production (31 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (253 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 Seattle College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (127 degrees), Physical Sciences (53 degrees), Precision Production (31 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (253 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 South Seattle College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (177,425 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,757 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (87,055 people), Computer Systems Design (70,737 people), and Scientific research & development services (60,271 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (127 degrees), Physical Sciences (53 degrees), Precision Production (31 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (253 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 Seattle College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Seattle College was General Hospitality Management with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 415

  2. 331

In 2017, 415 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (331).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.581 times less than the 160 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to women at South Seattle College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.72 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (52.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Seattle College is Female and Black or African American (52.6% 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, 14.1% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    275 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Seattle College is white (275 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (95 degrees).

8.71% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    157 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Seattle College is white male (157 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (118 degrees).

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Operations

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at nearly $17.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $137k (0.777%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Seattle College had a total salary expenditure of $57.2M. South Seattle College employs 72 No academic ranks, 3 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Seattle College are Male No academic ranks (41), Female No academic ranks(31), and Female Instructors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College are: Management, with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.6M

2017 Endowment

15%

growth from 2016

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at about $17.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Seattle College grew 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.57M higher than 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. $2.93M - Federal

  2. $2.11M - State

  3. $3.66M - Local

As of 2017, South Seattle College received $2.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.11M from state grants and contracts, and $3.66M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30M

2017 Salaries

2.15%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South Seattle College paid a median of $30M in salaries, which represents 52.5% of their overall expenditure ($57.2M) and a 2.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.62% growth from 2015 and a 2.11% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.78M

Instructional Salaries

75

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Seattle College paid a total of $4.78M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.9% 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

72 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

66 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Seattle College were No academic rank with 72 employees; Instructor with 3 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College were Management with 66 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Service with 32 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 Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Seattle College was Male No academic rank with 41 employees, Female No academic rank with 31 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

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