Seward County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,272
2022 Average Net Price
$9,152
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.15%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,663
41% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.8%
143 Graduates

About

Seward County Community College is a higher education institution located in Seward County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Seward County Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (22 degrees), and Respiratory Care Therapist (10 degrees).

In 2022, 410 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seward County Community College. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (251 degrees), 2.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (118 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seward County Community College is $2,272, which is $−5,840 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Seward County Community College is $2,272, which is $−5,840 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,152.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Seward County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,272
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Seward County Community College was $2,272. The cost of tuition at Seward County Community College is $−5,840 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,152
2022 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Seward County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,152. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Seward County Community College grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,989
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seward County Community College was of $6,989 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.771% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.39% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Seward County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 85.7% with respect to 2021, when 42% 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.
9.15%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Seward County Community College was 9.15%, which represents 13 out of the 142 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

Seward County Community College had a total enrollment of 1,663 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Seward County Community College is 681 students and the part-time enrollment is 982. This means that 41% of students enrolled at Seward County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seward County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% White, 2.77% Black or African American, 1.5% Asian, 0.962% Two or More Races, and 0.661% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seward County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.2%) and White Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seward County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,663 students. The full-time enrollment at Seward County Community College is 681 and the part-time enrollment is 982. This means that 41% of students enrolled at Seward County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Seward County Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Seward County 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. Hispanic or Latino
    885 enrolled students
  2. White
    456 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    46 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Seward County Community College is 53.2% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% White, 2.77% Black or African American, 1.5% Asian, 0.962% Two or More Races, and 0.661% 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, 190 students (11.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 136 more women than men received degrees from Seward County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seward County Community College is hispanic or latino (251 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (118 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Seward County Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (22 degrees) and Respiratory Care Therapist (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Seward County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (25 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 Seward County Community College are Registered nurses (1,403,772 people), Medical & health services managers (156,359 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,529 people), Pharmacists (135,203 people), and Other managers (125,265 people).

The most specialized majors at Seward County Community College in 2022 are Transportation (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (115 degrees), and Health (168 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 Seward County Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Seward County Community College are Transportation (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (115 degrees), and Health (168 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 Seward County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,513,860 people), Elementary & secondary schools (333,601 people), Outpatient care centers (248,149 people), Offices of physicians (209,162 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (173,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Seward County Community College are Transportation (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (115 degrees), and Health (168 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 Seward County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 115 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Seward County Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 115 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

137
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
273
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Seward County Community College, which is 0.502 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (273).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Seward County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.474 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Seward County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.11 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Seward County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Seward County Community College is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% 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, 2.1% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    251 degrees awarded
  2. White
    118 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seward County Community College is hispanic or latino (251 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (118 degrees).

2.44% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    174 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    77 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Seward County Community College is hispanic or latino female (174 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Seward County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.01M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 29k (0.482%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Seward County Community College had a total salary expenditure of 25.6M. Seward County Community College employs 53 Instructors. Most academics at Seward County Community College are Male Instructor (29), and Female Instructor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seward County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Endowment

$6.01M
2022 Endowment
0.284%
growth from 2021

Seward County Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.01M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Seward County Community College grew 0.284% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $793k higher 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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Salary Expenditure

$9.25M
2022 Salaries
0.463%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Seward County Community College paid a median of $9.25M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 0.463% 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

$2.93M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2022, Seward County Community College paid a total of $2.93M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seward County Community College was Instructor with 53 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seward County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees, Management with 27 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seward County Community College was Male Instructor with 29 employees, and Female Instructor with 24 employees.

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

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