Southwestern College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,288

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,850

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

18,413

38% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.2%

364 Graduates

About

Southwestern College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern College were .

In 2017, 2,516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern College. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,680 degrees), 4.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,850.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Southwestern College is $-6,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,850

2017 Value

3.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,850. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern College grew by 3.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 8.69% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Southwestern College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 70% 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.

15.1%

2016 Default Rate

38

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern College was 15.1%, which represents 38 out of the 252 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

Southwestern College has a total enrollment of 18,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College is 6,993 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,420. This means that 38% of students enrolled at Southwestern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% White, 9.9% Asian, 4.65% Black or African American, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.304% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwestern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (38.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.5%) and Asian Female (5.09%). 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%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College is 6,993 and the part-time enrollment is 11,420. This means that 38% of students enrolled at Southwestern College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Southwestern College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwestern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    12,697

  2. White

    2,008

  3. Asian

    1,822

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College is 69% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% White, 9.9% Asian, 4.65% Black or African American, 3.63% Two or More Races, 0.451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.304% 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 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, 158 students (0.858%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 536 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern College are hispanic or latino (1,680 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (234 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), and Protective Services (230 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern College are Elementary & middle school teachers (214,806 people), Police officers (124,990 people), Other managers (107,649 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (70,840 people), and Postsecondary teachers (56,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College are Interdisciplinary Studies (234 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), Human Sciences (77 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 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 Southwestern College are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Information security analysts, and Lodging managers

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College are Interdisciplinary Studies (234 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), Human Sciences (77 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 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 Southwestern College are Elementary & secondary schools (384,716 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,703 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (156,468 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (143,645 people), and Legal services (75,784 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College are Interdisciplinary Studies (234 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), Human Sciences (77 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 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 Southwestern 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 Southwestern College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 990

  2. 1,526

In 2017, 990 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,526).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 211 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.573 times less than the 368 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 368 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.74 times more than the 211 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Southwestern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 (32.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern College is Female and Asian (32.6% 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, 1.37% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,680 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    338 degrees awarded

  3. White

    314 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern College is hispanic or latino (1,680 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,017 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    663 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern College is hispanic or latino female (1,017 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (663 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern College has an endowment valued at nearly $956k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2M (210%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern College had a total salary expenditure of $187M. Southwestern College employs 162 Professors, 43 Assistant professors, and 5 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southwestern College are Female Professors (88), Male Professors(74), and Female Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 66 employees, and Service with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$956k

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Southwestern College has an endowment valued at about $956k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern College grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.7M 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.75M - Federal

  2. $6.15M - State

  3. $1.33M - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern College received $4.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.15M from state grants and contracts, and $1.33M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.7M

2017 Salaries

0.298%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern College paid a median of $71.7M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 0.298% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.16% growth from 2015 and a 10.6% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M

Instructional Salaries

210

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern College paid a total of $19.2M to 210 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

162 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

156 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern College were Professor with 162 employees; Assistant professor with 43 employees; and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College were Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 66 employees; and Service with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern College was Female Professor with 88 employees, Male Professor with 74 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 32 employees.

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

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