Southwestern College (123800)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
2022 Average Net Price
$13,362
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
16,530
38.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.3%
666 Graduates

About

Southwestern College (123800) is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Southwestern College (123800) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (410 degrees awarded), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (14 degrees), and Language Interpretation & Translation (9 degrees).

In 2022, 3,121 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern College (123800). 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,258 degrees), 6.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (355 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (123800) is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College (123800) is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,362.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern College (123800) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwestern College (123800) was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Southwestern College (123800) is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,362
2022 Value
96.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwestern College (123800) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,362. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwestern College (123800) grew by 96.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$22,086
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern College (123800) was of $22,086 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 $1,080. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Southwestern College (123800) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.8% with respect to 2021, when 69% 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.
4.27%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern College (123800) was 4.27%, which represents 10 out of the 234 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 (123800) had a total enrollment of 16,530 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (123800) is 6,432 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,098. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (123800) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (123800), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 8.44% White, 4.4% Black or African American, 4.05% Two or More Races, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwestern College (123800) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (40.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.2%) and Asian Female (6.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern College (123800) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,530 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern College (123800) is 6,432 and the part-time enrollment is 10,098. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern College (123800) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Southwestern College (123800) was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southwestern College (123800) 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
    11,635 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,822 enrolled students
  3. White
    1,395 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern College (123800) is 70.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 8.44% White, 4.4% Black or African American, 4.05% Two or More Races, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.212% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 178 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 917 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern College (123800). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern College (123800) is hispanic or latino (2,258 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (355 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Southwestern College (123800) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (410 degrees awarded), followed by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (14 degrees) and Language Interpretation & Translation (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern College (123800), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (102 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (101 degrees), and Protective Services (238 degrees).

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 (123800) are Elementary & middle school teachers (182,867 people), Police officers (139,376 people), Other managers (126,174 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (71,233 people), and Secondary school teachers (68,768 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (123800) in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (102 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (101 degrees), Protective Services (238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 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 Southwestern College (123800) are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (123800) are Language & Linguistics (102 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (101 degrees), Protective Services (238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (123800) are Elementary & secondary schools (401,505 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (342,121 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (168,287 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (155,654 people), and Computer Systems Design (90,555 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern College (123800) are Language & Linguistics (102 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (101 degrees), Protective Services (238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (620 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 Southwestern College (123800).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 231 degrees awarded
  2. 228 degrees awarded
  3. 174 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwestern College (123800) was General Psychology with 231 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,019
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,102 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (123800), which is 0.546 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,019).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (123800) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.47 times less than the 383 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 383 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern College (123800) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.13 times more than the 180 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from Southwestern College (123800) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (49.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwestern College (123800) is Female and Asian (49.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.751% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,258 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    355 degrees awarded
  3. White
    229 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern College (123800) is hispanic or latino (2,258 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (355 degrees).

1.51% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,536 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    722 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern College (123800) is hispanic or latino female (1,536 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (722 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern College (123800) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.47M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southwestern College (123800) had a total salary expenditure of 286M. Southwestern College (123800) employs 163 Professors, 56 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern College (123800) are Female Professor (95), Male Professor (68), and Female Assistant professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (123800) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 170 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 79 employees, and Service with 71 employees.

Endowment

$2.47M
2022 Endowment
7.54%
decline from 2021

Southwestern College (123800) has an endowment valued at about $2.47M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern College (123800) declined 7.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.74M 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. $40.8M - Federal
  2. $26.7M - State
  3. $423k - Local

As of 2022, Southwestern College (123800) received $40.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.7M from state grants and contracts, and $423k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$89.9M
2022 Salaries
10.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern College (123800) paid a median of $89.9M in salaries, which represents 31.5% of their overall expenditure ($286M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.3M
Instructional Salaries
219
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern College (123800) paid a total of $23.3M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
163 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern College (123800) were Professor with 163 employees, and Assistant professor with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern College (123800) were Office and Administrative Support with 170 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 79 employees, and Service with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern College (123800) was Female Professor with 95 employees, Male Professor with 68 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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