Southwest Mississippi Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,880
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,905
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
2,128
79.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.4%
242 Graduates

About

Southwest Mississippi Community College is a higher education institution located in Pike County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest Mississippi Community College were .

In 2019, 536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Mississippi Community College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $2,880, which is $-4,944 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $2,880, which is $-4,944 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,905.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,880
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College was $2,880. The cost of tuition at Southwest Mississippi Community College is $-4,944 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,905
2019 Value
5.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwest Mississippi Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,905. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwest Mississippi Community College grew by 5.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,650
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Mississippi Community College was of $4,650 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Southwest Mississippi Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.7% with respect to 2018, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Southwest Mississippi Community College has a total enrollment of 2,128 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,697 students and the part-time enrollment is 431. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 42.3% Black or African American, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.282% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.047% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.7%) and White Male (19.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,128 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 1,697 and the part-time enrollment is 431. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwest Mississippi 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
    1,095
  2. Black or African American
    901
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45

The enrolled student population at Southwest Mississippi Community College is 51.5% White, 42.3% Black or African American, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.282% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.047% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 38 students (1.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 126 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Mississippi Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Mississippi Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Mississippi Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (244 degrees), and Precision Production (22 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are Registered nurses (1,385,519 people), Medical & health services managers (149,387 people), Pharmacists (134,713 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,931 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (125,061 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (244 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Transportation (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (244 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Transportation (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,478,078 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,746 people), Outpatient care centers (239,703 people), Offices of physicians (224,339 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (167,190 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Construction (26 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (244 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Transportation (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Mississippi Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

205
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
331
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Mississippi Community College, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (331).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.683 times less than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 145 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 99 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Southwest Mississippi Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Mississippi Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.72% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Mississippi Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    173 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    144 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Mississippi Community College is white female (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (144 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.28M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $276k (21.6%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Southwest Mississippi Community College had a total salary expenditure of $25.1M. Southwest Mississippi Community College employs 69 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwest Mississippi Community College are Female Instructors (47), Male Instructors(22), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College are: Service, with 40 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.28M
2019 Endowment
4.16%
decline from 2018

Southwest Mississippi Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.28M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Mississippi Community College declined 4.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.03M 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $339k - Federal
  2. $2.16M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southwest Mississippi Community College received $339k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.16M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.3M
2019 Salaries
5.49%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southwest Mississippi Community College paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($25.1M) and a 5.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% decline from 2017 and a 0.00463% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.87M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwest Mississippi Community College paid a total of $3.87M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College were Instructor with 69 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College were Service with 40 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Mississippi Community College was Female Instructor with 47 employees, Male Instructor with 22 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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