Southwest University at El Paso (451556)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,000
2022 Average Net Price
$18,064
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.861%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,596
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.6%
106 Graduates

About

Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) were Clinical Laboratory Assistant (230 degrees awarded), Surgical Technologist (42 degrees), and Clinical Laboratory Technician (37 degrees).

In 2022, 657 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest University at El Paso (451556). 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (585 degrees), 15.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is $14,000, which is $2,036 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is $14,000, which is $2,036 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,064.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Southwest University at El Paso (451556) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was $14,000. The cost of tuition at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is $2,036 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$18,064
2022 Value
0.832%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwest University at El Paso (451556) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,064. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwest University at El Paso (451556) grew by 0.832%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,340
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was of $4,340 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2021, when 84% 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.
0.861%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was 0.861%, which represents 11 out of the 1278 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

Southwest University at El Paso (451556) had a total enrollment of 1,596 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is 1,596 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest University at El Paso (451556), both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.95% White, 6.7% Black or African American, 0.627% Asian, 0.439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.376% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (56.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.3%) and White Female (4.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is 1,596 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 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 University at El Paso (451556) was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Southwest University at El Paso (451556) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,350 enrolled students
  2. White
    111 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    107 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is 84.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.95% White, 6.7% Black or African American, 0.627% Asian, 0.439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.376% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 251 more women than men received degrees from Southwest University at El Paso (451556). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is hispanic or latino (585 degrees awarded). There were 15.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (38 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is Clinical Laboratory Assistant (230 degrees awarded), followed by Surgical Technologist (42 degrees) and Clinical Laboratory Technician (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest University at El Paso (451556), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Health (498 degrees), and Precision Production (21 degrees).

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 University at El Paso (451556) are Registered nurses (1,481,285 people), Accountants & auditors (1,048,227 people), Other managers (809,500 people), Software developers (664,693 people), and Financial managers (504,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Health (498 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Business (61 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University at El Paso (451556) are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are Mechanical Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Health (498 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Business (61 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University at El Paso (451556) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,825,871 people), Computer Systems Design (1,043,416 people), Elementary & secondary schools (713,283 people), Banking & related activities (536,593 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are Mechanical Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Health (498 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Business (61 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwest University at El Paso (451556).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 230 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was Clinical Laboratory Assistant with 230 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

203
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
454
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University at El Paso (451556), which is 0.447 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (454).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) in Clinical Laboratory Assistant, which is 0.173 times less than the 196 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) in Clinical Laboratory Assistant, which is 5.76 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 77% of students graduating from Southwest University at El Paso (451556) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    585 degrees awarded
  2. White
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is hispanic or latino (585 degrees awarded). There were 15.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (38 degrees).

0.304% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    417 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    168 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) is hispanic or latino female (417 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (168 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest University at El Paso (451556) employs 75 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are Female No academic rank (43), and Male No academic rank (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$9.4M
2022 Salaries
3.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwest University at El Paso (451556) paid a median of $9.4M in salaries, a 3.63% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.16M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwest University at El Paso (451556) paid a total of $4.16M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was No academic rank with 75 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees, Management with 26 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest University at El Paso (451556) was Female No academic rank with 43 employees, and Male No academic rank with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwest University at El Paso (451556).

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