Salem Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,970
4.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,154
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,111
46.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.3%
89 Graduates

About

Salem Community College is a higher education institution located in Salem County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Salem Community College were Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (47 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (40 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022, 241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salem Community College. 73.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (134 degrees), 3.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salem Community College is $5,970, which is $−2,142 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Salem Community College is $5,970, which is $−2,142 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,154.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Salem Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Salem Community College was $5,970. The cost of tuition at Salem Community College is $−2,142 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,154
2022 Value
6.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Salem Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,154. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Salem Community College grew by 6.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salem Community College was of $10,000 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 $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Salem Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.62% with respect to 2021, when 52% 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.
2.5%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salem Community College was 2.5%, which represents 3 out of the 120 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

Salem Community College had a total enrollment of 1,111 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salem Community College is 520 students and the part-time enrollment is 591. This means that 46.8% of students enrolled at Salem Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salem Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% White, 21% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, and 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salem Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salem Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,111 students. The full-time enrollment at Salem Community College is 520 and the part-time enrollment is 591. This means that 46.8% of students enrolled at Salem Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Salem Community College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Salem 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
    460 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    233 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    133 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salem Community College is 41.4% White, 21% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, and 0.36% 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, 206 students (18.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 115 more women than men received degrees from Salem Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salem Community College is white (134 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Salem Community College is Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (47 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (40 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salem Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (4 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), and Precision Production (8 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 Salem Community College are Registered nurses (1,428,613 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (207,276 people), Other managers (206,008 people), Medical & health services managers (168,799 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College in 2022 are Science Technologies (4 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Precision Production (8 degrees), Health (117 degrees), and Protective Services (6 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 Salem Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College are Science Technologies (4 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Precision Production (8 degrees), Health (117 degrees), and Protective Services (6 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 Salem Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,585,196 people), Elementary & secondary schools (552,418 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (361,536 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,544 people), and Outpatient care centers (278,352 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem Community College are Science Technologies (4 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Precision Production (8 degrees), Health (117 degrees), and Protective Services (6 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 Salem Community College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Salem Community College was Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

63
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Salem Community College, which is 0.354 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Salem Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.769 times less than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Salem Community College in Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions, which is 14.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from Salem Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (59%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Salem Community College is Female and White (59% 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, 10.1% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    134 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salem Community College is white (134 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

9.54% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salem Community College is white female (105 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (29 degrees).

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Operations

Salem Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.86M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.44k (0.0851%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Salem Community College had a total salary expenditure of 15.5M. Salem Community College employs 7 Associate professors, 4 Instructors and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Salem Community College are Female Instructor (4), Female Associate professor (4), and Male Associate professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem Community College are: Management, with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

Endowment

$2.86M
2022 Endowment
12.2%
decline from 2021

Salem Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.86M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Salem Community College declined 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.35M 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $614k - State
  3. $39k - Local

As of 2022, Salem Community College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $614k from state grants and contracts, and $39k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.44M
2022 Salaries
15.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Salem Community College paid a median of $5.44M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($15.5M) and a 15.7% 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

$996k
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salem Community College paid a total of $996k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.3% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salem Community College were Associate professor with 7 employees, Instructor with 4 employees, and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem Community College were Management with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salem Community College was Female Instructor with 4 employees, Female Associate professor with 4 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Salem Community College.

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