Somerset Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,888

3.85% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,045

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

21.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,886

44% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.2%

224 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 3,479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Somerset Community College. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,326 degrees), 73.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $3,888, which is $-3,526 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Somerset Community College is $3,888, which is $-3,526 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,045.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Somerset Community College was $3,888. The cost of tuition at Somerset Community College is $-3,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,045

2017 Value

4.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Somerset Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,045. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Somerset Community College grew by 4.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,975

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Somerset Community College was of $6,975 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. 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

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Somerset Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 77.6% with respect to 2016, when 49% 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.

21.9%

2016 Default Rate

386

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Somerset Community College was 21.9%, which represents 386 out of the 1765 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

Somerset Community College has a total enrollment of 5,886 students. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,589 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,297. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.8% White, 2.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.799% Black or African American, 0.51% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Somerset Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.7%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Two or More Races Female (1.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Somerset Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,886 students. The full-time enrollment at Somerset Community College is 2,589 and the part-time enrollment is 3,297. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Somerset Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

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 Somerset Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Somerset Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,519

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    120

  3. Two or More Races

    114

The enrolled student population at Somerset Community College is 93.8% White, 2.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.799% Black or African American, 0.51% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% 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, 28 students (0.476%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 55 fewer women than men received degrees from Somerset Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Somerset Community College are white (3,326 degrees awarded). There were 73.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Somerset Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (237 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (615 degrees), and Precision Production (263 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 Somerset Community College are Software developers (410,907 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,789 people), Computer programmers (109,130 people), Other managers (108,954 people), and Computer & information systems managers (97,089 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (237 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (615 degrees), Precision Production (263 degrees), Communication Technologies (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (143 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 Somerset Community College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (237 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (615 degrees), Precision Production (263 degrees), Communication Technologies (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (143 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 Somerset Community College are Computer Systems Design (462,611 people), Elementary & secondary schools (132,008 people), Construction (100,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,972 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (72,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Somerset Community College are Construction (237 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (615 degrees), Precision Production (263 degrees), Communication Technologies (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (143 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 Somerset 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 Somerset Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,767

  2. 1,712

In 2017, 1,767 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,712).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Somerset Community College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 9.65 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 428 degrees were awarded to women at Somerset Community College in Medical Administrative Assistant, which is 32.9 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Somerset Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Somerset Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 0.446% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,326 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Somerset Community College is white (3,326 degrees awarded). There were 73.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

0.747% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,690 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,636 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Somerset Community College is white male (1,690 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,636 degrees).

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Operations

Somerset Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $159k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Somerset Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Somerset Community College employs 55 Associate professors, 50 Professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Somerset Community College are Female Associate professors (30), Female Professors(27), and Male Associate professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Somerset Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Somerset Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.59M - Federal

  2. $382k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Somerset Community College received $3.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $382k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.3M

2017 Salaries

8.17%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Somerset Community College paid a median of $16.3M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 8.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.18% decline from 2015 and a 3.51% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.53M

Instructional Salaries

135

Number of Employees

In 2017, Somerset Community College paid a total of $7.53M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Associate professor with 55 employees; Professor with 50 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Somerset Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Somerset Community College was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Female Professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Somerset Community College.

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