Sessions College for Professional Design

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,400

7.69% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,036

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

131

38.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

80%

8 Graduates

About

Sessions College for Professional Design is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sessions College for Professional Design were .

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sessions College for Professional Design. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (36 degrees), 4.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $8,400, which is $-5,600 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $8,400, which is $-5,600 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,036.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design was $8,400. The cost of tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $-5,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$10,036

2017 Value

25.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sessions College for Professional Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,036. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sessions College for Professional Design grew by 25.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,024

Room and Board

$N/A

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sessions College for Professional Design was of $7,024 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Sessions College for Professional Design received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 12.5% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.

15.7%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sessions College for Professional Design was 15.7%, which represents 11 out of the 70 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

Sessions College for Professional Design has a total enrollment of 131 students. The full-time enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design is 51 students and the part-time enrollment is 80. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sessions College for Professional Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Asian, 1.53% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.763% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Male (9.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 131 students. The full-time enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design is 51 and the part-time enrollment is 80. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Sessions College for Professional Design was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Sessions College for Professional Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    81

  2. Black or African American

    22

  3. Two or More Races

    6

The enrolled student population at Sessions College for Professional Design is 61.8% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Asian, 1.53% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.763% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 15 more women than men received degrees from Sessions College for Professional Design. The majority of degree recipients at Sessions College for Professional Design are white (36 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sessions College for Professional Design is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sessions College for Professional Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (13 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 Sessions College for Professional Design are Software developers (432,037 people), Other managers (159,920 people), Computer occupations, all other (131,615 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,006 people), and Computer programmers (114,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (13 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 Sessions College for Professional Design are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (13 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 Sessions College for Professional Design are Computer Systems Design (517,289 people), Elementary & secondary schools (218,905 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (184,852 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (99,788 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (99,262 people).

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (13 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 Sessions College for Professional Design.

Most Common

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    N/A degrees awarded

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 19

  2. 34

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Sessions College for Professional Design, which is 0.559 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (34).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Sessions College for Professional Design in Graphic Design, which is 0.588 times less than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Sessions College for Professional Design in Graphic Design, which is 1.7 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Sessions College for Professional Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sessions College for Professional Design is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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

    36 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sessions College for Professional Design is white (36 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

3.77% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    21 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sessions College for Professional Design is white female (21 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (15 degrees).

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Operations

Sessions College for Professional Design has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.9k (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Sessions College for Professional Design had a total salary expenditure of $2.5M. Sessions College for Professional Design employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sessions College for Professional Design are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sessions College for Professional Design are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, Sales and related, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Sessions College for Professional Design has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sessions College for Professional Design stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design 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, Sessions College for Professional Design 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

$1.28M

2017 Salaries

25.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sessions College for Professional Design paid a median of $1.28M in salaries, which represents 51.2% of their overall expenditure ($2.5M) and a 25.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 23.5% decline from 2015 and a 35.6% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A

Instructional Salaries

0

Number of Employees

In N/A, Sessions College for Professional Design paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $287k (22.3%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

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Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

6 Employees

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sessions College for Professional Design were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees; Sales and related with 5 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Sessions College for Professional Design.

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