Shelton State Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750
1.63% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,799
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
4,166
41.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.8%
180 Graduates

About

Shelton State Community College is a higher education institution located in Tuscaloosa County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Shelton State Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (90 degrees), and Industrial Electronics Technology (66 degrees).

In 2022, 853 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shelton State Community College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (627 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shelton State Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shelton State Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,799.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending Shelton State Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$3,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shelton State Community College was $3,750. The cost of tuition at Shelton State Community College is $−4,362 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,799
2022 Value
1.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shelton State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,799. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shelton State Community College grew by 1.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shelton State Community College was of $9,000 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

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

50% of undergraduate students at Shelton State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12.3% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Shelton State Community College had a total enrollment of 4,166 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shelton State Community College is 1,735 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,431. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Shelton State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shelton State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 38.1% Black or African American, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.72% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shelton State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.6%), followed by White Female (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (22.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shelton State Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,166 students. The full-time enrollment at Shelton State Community College is 1,735 and the part-time enrollment is 2,431. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Shelton State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Shelton State Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Shelton State Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,155 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,589 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shelton State Community College is 51.7% White, 38.1% Black or African American, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.72% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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, 5 students (0.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 135 more women than men received degrees from Shelton State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shelton State Community College is white (627 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Shelton State Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (90 degrees) and Industrial Electronics Technology (66 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Shelton State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Precision Production (79 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (232 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 Shelton State Community College are Other managers (60,681 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,131 people), Construction managers (45,289 people), Software developers (35,782 people), and Chief executives & legislators (21,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Shelton State Community College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Precision Production (79 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (232 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (51 degrees), and Construction (12 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 Shelton State Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Shelton State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Precision Production (79 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (232 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (51 degrees), and Construction (12 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 Shelton State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,036 people), Construction (112,335 people), Computer Systems Design (58,211 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,727 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (31,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Shelton State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Precision Production (79 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (232 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (51 degrees), and Construction (12 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 Shelton State Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 206 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Shelton State Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 206 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

359
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
494
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 359 degrees were awarded to men at Shelton State Community College, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (494).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Shelton State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.622 times less than the 127 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Shelton State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Shelton State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shelton State Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 5.56% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    627 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shelton State Community College is white (627 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (171 degrees).

2.11% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shelton State Community College is white female (318 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (309 degrees).

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Operations

Shelton State Community College employs 103 No academic ranks. Most academics at Shelton State Community College are Female No academic rank (63), and Male No academic rank (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shelton State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 18 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$19.6M
2022 Salaries
2.34%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Shelton State Community College paid a median of $19.6M in salaries, a 2.34% 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

$6.47M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shelton State Community College paid a total of $6.47M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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
103 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shelton State Community College was No academic rank with 103 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shelton State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees, Management with 60 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 18 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 Shelton State Community College was Female No academic rank with 63 employees, and Male No academic rank with 40 employees.

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

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