Sonoran Desert Institute

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,500

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,615

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

1,980

70% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.3%

126 Graduates

About

Sonoran Desert Institute is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sonoran Desert Institute were .

In 2017, 560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sonoran Desert Institute. 1.79% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 98.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (325 degrees), 1.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $7,500, which is $-4,237 less than the national average for ($11,738).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $7,500, which is $-4,237 less than the national average for ($11,738).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,615.

In 2017, 22% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute was $7,500. The cost of tuition at Sonoran Desert Institute is $-4,237 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,738).

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Average Net Price

$12,615

2017 Value

In 2017 Sonoran Desert Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,615. Between N/A and 2017, the average net price of Sonoran Desert Institute grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,607

Room and Board

$N/A

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sonoran Desert Institute was of $8,607 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0116% 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

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

22% of undergraduate students at Sonoran Desert Institute received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to N/A, when N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Sonoran Desert Institute has a total enrollment of 1,980 students. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 1,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 594. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% White, 5% Two or More Races, 2.88% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 0.707% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.455% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (80.5%), followed by Two or More Races Male (5.19%) and Black or African American Male (3.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,980 students. The full-time enrollment at Sonoran Desert Institute is 1,386 and the part-time enrollment is 594. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Sonoran Desert Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 74.1% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

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 Sonoran Desert Institute was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), Sonoran Desert Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,576

  2. Two or More Races

    99

  3. Black or African American

    57

The enrolled student population at Sonoran Desert Institute is 79.6% White, 5% Two or More Races, 2.88% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 0.707% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.455% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.455% 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 is 41.5% White, 26.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 19.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 540 fewer women than men received degrees from Sonoran Desert Institute. The majority of degree recipients at Sonoran Desert Institute are white (325 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sonoran Desert Institute is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sonoran Desert Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (560 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (1,361 people), Other managers (993 people), Automotive service technicians & mechanics (671 people), and Mechanical engineers (321 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (560 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical engineers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Other managers, and Welding, soldering, & brazing workers

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (560 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute are Construction (2,196 people), Automotive repair & maintenance (1,891 people), Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (1,312 people), Car Dealers (593 people), and Computer Systems Design (491 people).

The most specialized majors at Sonoran Desert Institute are Mechanical Technologies (560 degrees awarded).

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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 Sonoran Desert Institute.

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 Sonoran Desert Institute was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 550

  2. 10

In 2017, 550 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute, which is 55 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (10).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 550 degrees were awarded to men at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 55 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Sonoran Desert Institute in Gunsmithing, which is 0.0182 times less than the 550 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 61% of students graduating from Sonoran Desert Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (41.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sonoran Desert Institute is Male and White (41.2% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 88.9% of graduates (112 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    325 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sonoran Desert Institute is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

29.5% of degree recipients (165 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    320 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    26 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sonoran Desert Institute is white male (320 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (26 degrees).

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Operations

Sonoran Desert Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 0.0457% average return ($6.76k on $14.8M) across all .

In 2017, Sonoran Desert Institute had a total salary expenditure of $6.8M. Sonoran Desert Institute employs 26 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sonoran Desert Institute are Male Instructors (24), Female Instructors(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute are: Sales and related, with 16 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Sonoran Desert Institute has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sonoran Desert Institute stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) 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, Sonoran Desert Institute 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

$1.53M

2017 Salaries

158%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a median of $1.53M in salaries, which represents 22.6% of their overall expenditure ($6.8M) and a 158% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar is 574k (13.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$948k

Instructional Salaries

26

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sonoran Desert Institute paid a total of $948k to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 61.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $296k (51.6%) for similar Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting).

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

16 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute were Instructor with 26 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sonoran Desert Institute were Sales and related with 16 employees; Management with 13 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 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 Sonoran Desert Institute was Male Instructor with 24 employees, Female Instructor with 2 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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