South Arkansas Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,016
2022 Average Net Price
$5,651
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,162
41.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28%
53 Graduates

About

South Arkansas Community College is a higher education institution located in Union County, AR. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at South Arkansas Community College were General Health Services (94 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (54 degrees), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (29 degrees).

In 2022, 704 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Arkansas Community College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (404 degrees), 2.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $2,016, which is $−6,096 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $2,016, which is $−6,096 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,651.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending South Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,016
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College was $2,016. The cost of tuition at South Arkansas Community College is $−6,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,651
2022 Value
18.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Arkansas Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,651. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Arkansas Community College grew by 18.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,044
Room and Board
$1,646
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Arkansas Community College was of $8,044 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,646. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.673% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at South Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 21.3% with respect to 2021, when 61% 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.
3.79%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Arkansas Community College was 3.79%, which represents 10 out of the 264 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

South Arkansas Community College had a total enrollment of 1,162 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 486 students and the part-time enrollment is 676. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 35.9% Black or African American, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.516% Asian, and 0.172% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.8%) and White Male (21.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Arkansas Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,162 students. The full-time enrollment at South Arkansas Community College is 486 and the part-time enrollment is 676. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
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 South Arkansas Community College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), South Arkansas Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    614 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    417 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    66 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Arkansas Community College is 52.8% White, 35.9% Black or African American, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.516% Asian, and 0.172% 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 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, 8 students (0.688%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 100 more women than men received degrees from South Arkansas Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Arkansas Community College is white (404 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at South Arkansas Community College is General Health Services (94 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (54 degrees) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Arkansas Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (129 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (343 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,572,585 people), Registered nurses (1,443,777 people), Secondary school teachers (447,412 people), Education administrators (262,310 people), and Special education teachers (191,749 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (129 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Health (343 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Protective Services (41 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 South Arkansas Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (129 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Health (343 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Protective Services (41 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 South Arkansas Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,852,699 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,601,291 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (369,098 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (335,177 people), and Outpatient care centers (289,037 people).

The most specialized majors at South Arkansas Community College are Precision Production (129 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Health (343 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Protective Services (41 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 South Arkansas Community College.

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at South Arkansas Community College was General Health Services with 94 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

302
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
402
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 302 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College, which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (402).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 125 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College in Welding Technology, which is 31.3 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at South Arkansas Community College in General Health Services, which is 8.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from South Arkansas Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Arkansas Community College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 1.89% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    404 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Arkansas Community College is white (404 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    220 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    184 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Arkansas Community College is white female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (184 degrees).

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Operations

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 73.3k (1.84%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Arkansas Community College had a total salary expenditure of 19.6M. South Arkansas Community College employs 29 Instructors, 7 Professors and 4 Associate professors. Most academics at South Arkansas Community College are Male Instructor (15), Female Instructor (14), and Female Professor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Endowment

$3.98M
2022 Endowment
24.1%
decline from 2021

South Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Arkansas Community College declined 24.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.23M 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 Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.77M
2022 Salaries
1.58%
decline from 2021

In 2022, South Arkansas Community College paid a median of $7.77M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($19.6M) and a 1.58% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.24M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Arkansas Community College paid a total of $2.24M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Instructor with 29 employees, Professor with 7 employees, and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Arkansas Community College was Male Instructor with 15 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 4 employees.

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