Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,104
2022 Average Net Price
$5,991
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
6,443
39.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
14.5%
242 Graduates

About

Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (600 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (88 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2022, 1,106 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485). 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (577 degrees), 1.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (376 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is $4,104, which is $−4,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is $4,104, which is $−4,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,991.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$4,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) was $4,104. The cost of tuition at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is $−4,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,991
2022 Value
5.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,991. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) grew by 5.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,431
Room and Board
$1,545
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) was of $9,431 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 $1,545. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

85% of undergraduate students at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) had a total enrollment of 6,443 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is 2,547 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,896. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485), both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.1% Black or African American, 22% White, 9.61% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Two or More Races, 2.05% Asian, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (37%), followed by Black or African American Male (17%) and White Male (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,443 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is 2,547 and the part-time enrollment is 3,896. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) 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
    4,003 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,420 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    619 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is 62.1% Black or African American, 22% White, 9.61% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Two or More Races, 2.05% Asian, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% 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, 37 students (0.574%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 326 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is black or african american (577 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (376 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (600 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (88 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (600 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), and Health (280 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are Registered nurses (1,410,759 people), Medical & health services managers (160,417 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,559 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,094 people), and Pharmacists (135,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (600 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Health (280 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and Legal (11 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (600 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Health (280 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and Legal (11 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,533,399 people), Elementary & secondary schools (406,843 people), Outpatient care centers (259,831 people), Offices of physicians (213,207 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,944 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (600 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Health (280 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), and Legal (11 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 Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 600 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 600 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
716
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485), which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (716).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.429 times less than the 420 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 420 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.33 times more than the 180 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (30%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is Female and Asian (30% 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, 1.65% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    577 degrees awarded
  2. White
    376 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is black or african american (577 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (376 degrees).

0.181% 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
    423 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    210 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) is black or african american female (423 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (210 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) has an endowment valued at nearly $1.77M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 102k (5.77%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) had a total salary expenditure of 81.3M. Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) employs 59 Associate professors, 59 Assistant professors and 28 Instructors. Most academics at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are Female Assistant professor (37), Female Associate professor (34), and Male Associate professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) are: Business and Financial Operations, with 100 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees.

Endowment

$1.77M
2022 Endowment
13.8%
decline from 2021

Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) has an endowment valued at about $1.77M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) declined 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.45M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.55M - Federal
  2. $742k - State
  3. $365k - Local

As of 2022, Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) received $3.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $742k from state grants and contracts, and $365k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.8M
2022 Salaries
5.23%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) paid a median of $35.8M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($81.3M) and a 5.23% 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

$10.1M
Instructional Salaries
168
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) paid a total of $10.1M to 168 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
100 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) were Associate professor with 59 employees, Assistant professor with 59 employees, and Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) were Business and Financial Operations with 100 employees, Service with 68 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College (221485) was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Female Associate professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 25 employees.

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