Alabama Southern Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,510
2017 Average Net Price
$4,246
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.97%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
982
54.9% Full-Time

About

Alabama Southern Community College is a higher education institution located in Monroe County, AL. In 2017, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Alabama Southern Community College were General Studies (98 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (35 degrees), and Industrial Technology (28 degrees).

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama Southern Community College. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (175 degrees), 1.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama Southern Community College is $3,510, which is $−4,602 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Alabama Southern Community College is $3,510

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,246.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students attending Alabama Southern Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$3,510
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Alabama Southern Community College was $3,510.

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Average Net Price

$4,246
2017 Value
1.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Alabama Southern Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,246. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Alabama Southern Community College grew by 1.51%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

78% of undergraduate students at Alabama Southern Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.14% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.
5.97%
2019 Default Rate
67
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama Southern Community College was 5.97%, which represents 67 out of the 1123 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

Alabama Southern Community College had a total enrollment of 982 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Alabama Southern Community College is 539 students and the part-time enrollment is 443. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Alabama Southern Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama Southern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 38.2% Black or African American, 1.53% Two or More Races, 1.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.713% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Asian.

Students enrolled at Alabama Southern Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Black or African American Male (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama Southern Community College in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 982 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama Southern Community College is 539 and the part-time enrollment is 443. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Alabama Southern Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2017 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 Alabama Southern Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Alabama Southern Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    555 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    375 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    15 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Alabama Southern Community College is 56.5% White, 38.2% Black or African American, 1.53% Two or More Races, 1.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.713% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Asian. 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 29 more women than men received degrees from Alabama Southern Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alabama Southern Community College is white (175 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Alabama Southern Community College is General Studies (98 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (35 degrees) and Industrial Technology (28 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama Southern Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (91 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama Southern Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama Southern Community College in 2017 are Engineering Technologies (91 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (21 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Alabama Southern Community College are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Alabama Southern Community College are Engineering Technologies (91 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (21 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Alabama Southern Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama Southern Community College are Engineering Technologies (91 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (21 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Alabama Southern Community College.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 98 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common associates degree concentration at Alabama Southern Community College was General Studies with 98 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

130
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
159
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama Southern Community College, which is 0.818 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (159).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama Southern Community College in Industrial Technology, which is 9.25 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama Southern Community College in General Studies, which is 1.97 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Alabama Southern Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    175 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama Southern Community College is white (175 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

0.692% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Female
    91 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alabama Southern Community College is white female (91 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama Southern Community College employs 38 No academic ranks. Most academics at Alabama Southern Community College are Female No academic rank (21), and Male No academic rank (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama Southern Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.79M - Federal
  2. $2.47M - State
  3. $221k - Local

As of 2017, Alabama Southern Community College received $2.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.47M from state grants and contracts, and $221k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.07M
2017 Salaries
3.14%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Alabama Southern Community College paid a median of $7.07M in salaries, a 3.14% 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

$2.16M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2017, Alabama Southern Community College paid a total of $2.16M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% 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
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama Southern Community College was No academic rank with 38 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama Southern Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama Southern Community College was Female No academic rank with 21 employees, and Male No academic rank with 17 employees.

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