Southern College of Optometry

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2022 Enrolled Students
532
100% Full-Time

About

Southern College of Optometry is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Southern College of Optometry were Optometry (124 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 124 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern College of Optometry. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (107 degrees), 15.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2019 Default Rate
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Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern College of Optometry was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 105 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Southern College of Optometry had a total enrollment of 532 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern College of Optometry is 532 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southern College of Optometry are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern College of Optometry, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.4% White, 15.8% Asian, 3.95% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.94% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Asian Female (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

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Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern College of Optometry in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 532 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern College of Optometry is 532 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southern College of Optometry are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    401 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    84 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    21 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern College of Optometry is 75.4% White, 15.8% Asian, 3.95% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.94% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.188% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 more women than men received degrees from Southern College of Optometry. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern College of Optometry is white (107 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Southern College of Optometry is Optometry (124 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern College of Optometry, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (124 degrees awarded).

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 Southern College of Optometry are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern College of Optometry in 2022 are Health (124 degrees awarded) (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 College of Optometry are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southern College of Optometry are Health (124 degrees awarded) (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 Southern College of Optometry are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern College of Optometry are Health (124 degrees awarded) (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 College of Optometry.
Most Common (2022)
124 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Southern College of Optometry was Optometry with 124 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from professional doctorate programs at Southern College of Optometry according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

57
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
67
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Southern College of Optometry, which is 0.851 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (67).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Southern College of Optometry in Optometry, which is 0.851 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Southern College of Optometry in Optometry, which is 1.18 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    107 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern College of Optometry is white (107 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    58 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern College of Optometry is white female (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Southern College of Optometry has an endowment valued at nearly $36.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−24.8%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Southern College of Optometry had a total salary expenditure of 32.5M. Southern College of Optometry employs 27 Associate professors, 12 Professors and 11 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern College of Optometry are Female Associate professor (18), Male Associate professor (9), and Male Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern College of Optometry are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Service with 19 employees.

Endowment

$36.9M
2022 Endowment
13.1%
decline from 2021

Southern College of Optometry has an endowment valued at about $36.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern College of Optometry declined 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.2M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.1M
2022 Salaries
0.55%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern College of Optometry paid a median of $15.1M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($32.5M) and a 0.55% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern College of Optometry paid a total of $7M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern College of Optometry were Associate professor with 27 employees, Professor with 12 employees, and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern College of Optometry were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees, Management with 22 employees, and Service with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern College of Optometry was Female Associate professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern College of Optometry.

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