Southern Arkansas University Tech

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,300
1.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$4,153
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
943
50.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.1%
111 Graduates

About

Southern Arkansas University Tech is a higher education institution located in Calhoun County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southern Arkansas University Tech were General Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees awarded), General Health Services (37 degrees), and General Studies (26 degrees).

In 2022, 851 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Arkansas University Tech. 43.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (458 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,153.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Southern Arkansas University Tech received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech was $3,300. The cost of tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech is $−4,812 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$4,153
2022 Value
47.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Arkansas University Tech had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,153. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Arkansas University Tech grew by 47.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,441
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Arkansas University Tech was of $5,441 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 25% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Southern Arkansas University Tech received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
3.78%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Arkansas University Tech was 3.78%, which represents 7 out of the 185 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

Southern Arkansas University Tech had a total enrollment of 943 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 474 students and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 50.3% of students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Arkansas University Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 37.4% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Two or More Races, 0.106% Asian, and 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.3%) and White Female (23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 943 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 474 and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 50.3% of students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Tech are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
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 Southern Arkansas University Tech was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southern Arkansas University Tech had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    472 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    353 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 50.1% White, 37.4% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Two or More Races, 0.106% Asian, and 0.106% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 105 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern Arkansas University Tech. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Arkansas University Tech is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southern Arkansas University Tech is General Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (37 degrees) and General Studies (26 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Arkansas University Tech, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (8 degrees), and Precision Production (52 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Software developers (564,359 people), Other managers (164,964 people), Police officers (135,732 people), Computer occupations, all other (123,049 people), and Computer & information systems managers (113,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech in 2022 are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (8 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (55 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (8 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (55 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech are Computer Systems Design (599,087 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (326,233 people), Elementary & secondary schools (126,415 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (116,872 people), and Insurance carriers (94,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (8 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (55 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 Southern Arkansas University Tech.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 46 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southern Arkansas University Tech was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

478
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
373
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 478 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Arkansas University Tech, which is 1.28 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (373).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 3.45 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Arkansas University Tech in General Health Services, which is 25.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 44% of students graduating from Southern Arkansas University Tech completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Arkansas University Tech is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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
    458 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Arkansas University Tech is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

0.47% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    305 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    180 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Arkansas University Tech is white male (305 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (180 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Arkansas University Tech has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 13.5k (1.17%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southern Arkansas University Tech had a total salary expenditure of 19.7M. Southern Arkansas University Tech employs 59 No academic ranks. Most academics at Southern Arkansas University Tech are Male No academic rank (30), and Female No academic rank (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Endowment

$1.15M
2022 Endowment
7.09%
decline from 2021

Southern Arkansas University Tech has an endowment valued at about $1.15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Arkansas University Tech declined 7.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.06M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.12M
2022 Salaries
3.49%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Arkansas University Tech paid a median of $7.12M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($19.7M) and a 3.49% 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

$2.83M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Arkansas University Tech paid a total of $2.83M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% 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
59 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech was No academic rank with 59 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, Management with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Arkansas University Tech was Male No academic rank with 30 employees, and Female No academic rank with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern Arkansas University Tech.

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