Southeast Arkansas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,000
4.17% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,617
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.37%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
898
21.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
23.7%
31 Graduates

About

Southeast Arkansas College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southeast Arkansas College were General Studies (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees), and Registered Nursing (22 degrees).

In 2022, 515 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Arkansas College. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (299 degrees), 2.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $3,000, which is $−5,112 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $3,000, which is $−5,112 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,617.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Southeast Arkansas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southeast Arkansas College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Southeast Arkansas College is $−5,112 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,617
2022 Value
18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southeast Arkansas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,617. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southeast Arkansas College grew by 18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,796
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Arkansas College was of $5,796 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 $1,320. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Southeast Arkansas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2021, when 96% 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.
0.37%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Arkansas College was 0.37%, which represents 1 out of the 270 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

Southeast Arkansas College had a total enrollment of 898 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College is 192 students and the part-time enrollment is 706. This means that 21.4% of students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeast Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% Black or African American, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.4% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.557% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.8%), followed by White Female (20.8%) and Black or African American Male (17.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

21.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 898 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Arkansas College is 192 and the part-time enrollment is 706. This means that 21.4% of students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    545 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    165 enrolled students
  3. White
    165 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southeast Arkansas College is 60.7% Black or African American, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.4% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.557% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 191 more women than men received degrees from Southeast Arkansas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american (299 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southeast Arkansas College is General Studies (58 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees) and Registered Nursing (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southeast Arkansas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Health (203 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 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 Southeast Arkansas 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 Southeast Arkansas College in 2022 are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Health (203 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (16 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 Southeast Arkansas College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Southeast Arkansas College are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Health (203 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (16 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 Southeast Arkansas 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 Southeast Arkansas College are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Health (203 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (16 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 Southeast Arkansas College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southeast Arkansas College was General Studies with 58 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

162
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
353
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Arkansas College, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (353).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Arkansas College in Welding Technology, which is 4.25 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Arkansas College in General Studies, which is 5.31 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Southeast Arkansas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southeast Arkansas College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    120 degrees awarded
  3. White
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american (299 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

0.388% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    229 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeast Arkansas College is black or african american female (229 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (85 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Arkansas College has an endowment valued at nearly $593k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 10.3k (1.74%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southeast Arkansas College had a total salary expenditure of 16.7M. Southeast Arkansas College employs 42 Instructors. Most academics at Southeast Arkansas College are Female Instructor (26), and Male Instructor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College are: Management, with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

Endowment

$593k
2022 Endowment
0.153%
growth from 2021

Southeast Arkansas College has an endowment valued at about $593k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Arkansas College grew 0.153% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.62M 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: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.43M
2022 Salaries
8.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southeast Arkansas College paid a median of $7.43M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($16.7M) and a 8.59% 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

$2.05M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southeast Arkansas College paid a total of $2.05M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% 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
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College was Instructor with 42 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College were Management with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Arkansas College was Female Instructor with 26 employees, and Male Instructor with 16 employees.

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