Southern Connecticut State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,470
5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,712
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.9%
8,316 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,889
69.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.2%
727 Graduates

About

Southern Connecticut State University is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern Connecticut State University were General Business Administration & Management (228 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (159 degrees), and General Psychology (125 degrees).

In 2022, 2,387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Connecticut State University. 70.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,384 degrees), 3.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (388 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $6,470, which is $−17,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $6,470, which is $−17,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,712.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Southern Connecticut State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,470
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University was $6,470. The cost of tuition at Southern Connecticut State University is $−17,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,712
2022 Value
1.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,712. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Connecticut State University grew by 1.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,924
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Connecticut State University was of $10,924 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.46% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 24.1% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
2.74%
2019 Default Rate
70
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Connecticut State University was 2.74%, which represents 70 out of the 2559 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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Admissions

Southern Connecticut State University received 8,316 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14% annual growth. Out of those 8,316 applicants, 6,896 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,889 students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in 2022.

Southern Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,896
Accepted Out of 8,316

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Connecticut State University was 82.9% (6,896 admissions from 8,316 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14%, while admissions grew by 14%..

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Enrollment

Southern Connecticut State University had a total enrollment of 8,889 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 6,189 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,700. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.4% White, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 17.1% Black or African American, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.42% Asian, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.045% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.7%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,889 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is 6,189 and the part-time enrollment is 2,700. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 Southern Connecticut State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southern Connecticut State University 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
    4,389 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,841 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,519 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Connecticut State University is 49.4% White, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 17.1% Black or African American, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.42% Asian, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.045% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 374 students (4.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 967 more women than men received degrees from Southern Connecticut State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Connecticut State University is white (1,384 degrees awarded). There were 3.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (388 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University is General Business Administration & Management (228 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (159 degrees) and General Psychology (125 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Connecticut State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,639,289 people), Secondary school teachers (507,457 people), Education administrators (290,409 people), Special education teachers (193,538 people), and Social workers, all other (180,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University in 2022 are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (169 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (426 degrees), and English (48 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 Southern Connecticut State University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (169 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (426 degrees), and English (48 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 Connecticut State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,939,155 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,936 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (230,263 people), Individual & family services (156,688 people), and Outpatient care centers (131,692 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Connecticut State University are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (169 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (426 degrees), and English (48 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 Connecticut State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 228 degrees awarded
  2. 159 degrees awarded
  3. 125 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Connecticut State University was General Business Administration & Management with 228 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

710
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,677
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 710 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University, which is 0.423 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,677).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Connecticut State University in Social Work, which is 6.04 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Southern Connecticut State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 (65%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Connecticut State University is Female and White (65% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 4.68% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,384 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    388 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    327 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Connecticut State University is white (1,384 degrees awarded). There were 3.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (388 degrees).

4.4% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    993 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    391 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    271 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Connecticut State University is white female (993 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (391 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 266k (0.825%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern Connecticut State University had a total salary expenditure of 304M. Southern Connecticut State University employs 167 Professors, 155 Associate professors and 86 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern Connecticut State University are Male Professor (94), Female Associate professor (86), and Female Professor (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 135 employees, Service, with 99 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

Endowment

$32.3M
2022 Endowment
13.1%
decline from 2021

Southern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $32.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Connecticut State University declined 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.73M - Federal
  2. $4.56M - State
  3. $70.3k - Local

As of 2022, Southern Connecticut State University received $3.73M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.56M from state grants and contracts, and $70.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$114M
2022 Salaries
6.66%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Connecticut State University paid a median of $114M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($304M) and a 6.66% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.2M
Instructional Salaries
409
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Connecticut State University paid a total of $42.2M to 409 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
167 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
135 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Professor with 167 employees, Associate professor with 155 employees, and Assistant professor with 86 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 135 employees, Service with 99 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Connecticut State University was Male Professor with 94 employees, Female Associate professor with 86 employees, and Female Professor with 73 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern Connecticut State University.

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