South Piedmont Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
2022 Average Net Price
$9,334
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
3,338
18.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.8%
48 Graduates

About

South Piedmont Community College is a higher education institution located in Anson County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South Piedmont Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (203 degrees awarded), Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (14 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

In 2022, 603 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Piedmont Community College. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (353 degrees), 3.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (96 degrees).

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

Costs

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

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,334.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending South Piedmont Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

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

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Average Net Price

$9,334
2022 Value
62.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Piedmont Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,334. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Piedmont Community College grew by 62.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,947
Room and Board
$1,404
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Piedmont Community College was of $8,947 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 $1,404. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

82% of undergraduate students at South Piedmont Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 204% with respect to 2021, when 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Piedmont Community College had a total enrollment of 3,338 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 622 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,716. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.9% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 14.1% Black or African American, 5.06% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.419% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0599% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Piedmont Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,338 students. The full-time enrollment at South Piedmont Community College is 622 and the part-time enrollment is 2,716. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Piedmont Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), South Piedmont Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,799 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    501 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    469 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Piedmont Community College is 53.9% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 14.1% Black or African American, 5.06% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.419% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0599% 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, 280 students (8.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 171 more women than men received degrees from South Piedmont Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Piedmont Community College is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (96 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South Piedmont Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (203 degrees awarded), followed by Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (14 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Piedmont Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (204 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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 Piedmont Community College are Police officers (135,505 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,945 people), Other managers (104,780 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (53,423 people), and Software developers (42,696 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College in 2022 are Protective Services (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (204 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Precision Production (14 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Piedmont Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (204 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Precision Production (14 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Piedmont Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (329,345 people), Elementary & secondary schools (248,360 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,954 people), Computer Systems Design (83,155 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (78,204 people).

The most specialized majors at South Piedmont Community College are Protective Services (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (204 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Precision Production (14 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Piedmont Community College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South Piedmont Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 203 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

216
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
387
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 216 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College, which is 0.558 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (387).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.482 times less than the 137 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 137 degrees were awarded to men at South Piedmont Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.08 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from South Piedmont Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (46.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Piedmont Community College is Male and White (46.5% 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, 4.17% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    353 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Piedmont Community College is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (96 degrees).

6.3% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    214 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    139 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Piedmont Community College is white female (214 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (139 degrees).

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Operations

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.74M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 15.6k (0.567%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Piedmont Community College had a total salary expenditure of 29.5M. South Piedmont Community College employs 77 No academic ranks. Most academics at South Piedmont Community College are Female No academic rank (44), and Male No academic rank (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

Endowment

$2.74M
2022 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2021

South Piedmont Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.74M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Piedmont Community College declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.47M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.7M
2022 Salaries
35.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Piedmont Community College paid a median of $16.7M in salaries, which represents 56.6% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 35.2% 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

$4.37M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Piedmont Community College paid a total of $4.37M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College was No academic rank with 77 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Piedmont Community College were Management with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 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 South Piedmont Community College was Female No academic rank with 44 employees, and Male No academic rank with 33 employees.

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