South College (220552)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,450
2022 Average Net Price
$14,831
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.2%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,182
73.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.3%
20 Graduates

About

South College (220552) is a higher education institution located in Knox County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South College (220552) were Pre-Nursing Studies (650 degrees awarded), Clinical Laboratory Technician (58 degrees), and Physical Therapy Technician (52 degrees).

In 2022, 2,322 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South College (220552). 82.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,444 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (541 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South College (220552) is $16,450, which is $−7,546 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South College (220552) is $16,450, which is $−7,546 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,831.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending South College (220552) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,450
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South College (220552) was $16,450. The cost of tuition at South College (220552) is $−7,546 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,831
2022 Value
20.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South College (220552) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,831. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South College (220552) grew by 20.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,056
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South College (220552) was of $16,056 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 increased by 7.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at South College (220552) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10.8% with respect to 2021, when 74% 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.
2.2%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South College (220552) was 2.2%, which represents 29 out of the 1318 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 College (220552) had a total enrollment of 6,182 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South College (220552) is 4,554 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,628. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at South College (220552) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South College (220552), both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 27.1% Black or African American, 4% Two or More Races, 3.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Asian, 0.825% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.324% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South College (220552) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (27%) and White Male (8.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.9%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Asian Female (5.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South College (220552) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,182 students. The full-time enrollment at South College (220552) is 4,554 and the part-time enrollment is 1,628. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at South College (220552) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 College (220552) was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), South College (220552) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,507 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,675 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    247 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South College (220552) is 56.7% White, 27.1% Black or African American, 4% Two or More Races, 3.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Asian, 0.825% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.324% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 78 students (1.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,500 more women than men received degrees from South College (220552). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South College (220552) is white (1,444 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (541 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South College (220552) is Pre-Nursing Studies (650 degrees awarded), followed by Clinical Laboratory Technician (58 degrees) and Physical Therapy Technician (52 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South College (220552), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (2,088 degrees awarded), Protective Services (52 degrees), and Legal (20 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 South College (220552) are Registered nurses (1,409,416 people), Medical & health services managers (161,627 people), Other managers (149,394 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,796 people), and Police officers (137,416 people).

The most specialized majors at South College (220552) in 2022 are Health (2,088 degrees awarded), Protective Services (52 degrees), Legal (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South College (220552) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at South College (220552) are Health (2,088 degrees awarded), Protective Services (52 degrees), Legal (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 South College (220552) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,530,555 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (351,443 people), Elementary & secondary schools (309,142 people), Outpatient care centers (257,348 people), and Offices of physicians (211,171 people).

The most specialized majors at South College (220552) are Health (2,088 degrees awarded), Protective Services (52 degrees), Legal (20 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 College (220552).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 650 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South College (220552) was Pre-Nursing Studies with 650 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

411
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,911
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 411 degrees were awarded to men at South College (220552), which is 0.215 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,911).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at South College (220552) in Physical Therapy, which is 0.88 times less than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 596 degrees were awarded to men at South College (220552) in Pre-Nursing Studies, which is 11 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from South College (220552) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South College (220552) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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. White
    1,444 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    541 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South College (220552) is white (1,444 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (541 degrees).

1.46% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,163 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    478 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    281 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South College (220552) is white female (1,163 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (478 degrees).

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Operations

South College (220552) employs 139 Instructors, 108 Assistant professors and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at South College (220552) are Female Instructor (105), Female Assistant professor (72), and Male Assistant professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South College (220552) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 225 employees, Management, with 126 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$63.8M
2022 Salaries
21.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South College (220552) paid a median of $63.8M in salaries, a 21.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.2M
Instructional Salaries
313
Number of Employees

In 2022, South College (220552) paid a total of $31.2M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
139 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
225 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South College (220552) were Instructor with 139 employees, Assistant professor with 108 employees, and Associate professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South College (220552) were Office and Administrative Support with 225 employees, Management with 126 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South College (220552) was Female Instructor with 105 employees, Female Assistant professor with 72 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South College (220552).

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