South Seattle College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,458
2.62% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,594
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,901
27.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.5%
55 Graduates

About

South Seattle College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South Seattle College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (205 degrees awarded), General Business (57 degrees), and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (37 degrees).

In 2022, 605 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Seattle College. 39.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (173 degrees), 1.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (106 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $4,458, which is $−7,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Seattle College is $4,458, which is $−7,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,594.

In 2022, 23% of undergraduate students attending South Seattle College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,458
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Seattle College was $4,458. The cost of tuition at South Seattle College is $−7,506 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$9,594
2022 Value
27.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Seattle College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,594. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Seattle College grew by 27.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,383
Room and Board
$845
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Seattle College was of $10,383 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 $845. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

23% of undergraduate students at South Seattle College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2021, when 21% 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.
1.79%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Seattle College was 1.79%, which represents 1 out of the 56 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

South Seattle College had a total enrollment of 4,901 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 1,341 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,560. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.1% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Black or African American, 9.73% Asian, 6.37% Two or More Races, 0.959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.571% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South Seattle College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.4%), followed by Asian Male (11.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Seattle College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,901 students. The full-time enrollment at South Seattle College is 1,341 and the part-time enrollment is 3,560. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at South Seattle College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,671 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    641 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    509 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Seattle College is 34.1% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Black or African American, 9.73% Asian, 6.37% Two or More Races, 0.959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.571% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 1,141 students (23.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 127 fewer women than men received degrees from South Seattle College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Seattle College is white (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (106 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South Seattle College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (205 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (57 degrees) and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Seattle College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (205 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 South Seattle College are Accountants & auditors (1,028,357 people), Other managers (756,888 people), Financial managers (488,877 people), Chief executives & legislators (391,122 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (263,982 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (205 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (21 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 South Seattle College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Mechanical Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (205 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (21 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 South Seattle College are Elementary & secondary schools (606,104 people), Computer Systems Design (578,901 people), Banking & related activities (486,222 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (477,619 people), and Construction (417,031 people).

The most specialized majors at South Seattle College are Mechanical Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (205 degrees), Precision Production (19 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (21 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 South Seattle College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 205 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South Seattle College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 205 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

366
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
239
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 366 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College, which is 1.53 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (239).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College in Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology, which is 16.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at South Seattle College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 74 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Seattle College is Female and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 14.5% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at South Seattle College is white (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (106 degrees).

5.12% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Seattle College is white male (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (67 degrees).

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Operations

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.11M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 37.5k (0.527%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Seattle College had a total salary expenditure of 56.3M. South Seattle College employs 78 No academic ranks. Most academics at South Seattle College are Male No academic rank (40), and Female No academic rank (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College are: Management, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

Endowment

$7.11M
2022 Endowment
9.37%
decline from 2021

South Seattle College has an endowment valued at about $7.11M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Seattle College declined 9.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.57M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.87M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $6.61M - Local

As of 2022, South Seattle College received $5.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $6.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.2M
2022 Salaries
0.0411%
decline from 2021

In 2022, South Seattle College paid a median of $28.2M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($56.3M) and a 0.0411% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.07M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Seattle College paid a total of $5.07M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 18% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Seattle College was No academic rank with 78 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Seattle College were Management with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Seattle College was Male No academic rank with 40 employees, and Female No academic rank with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South Seattle College.

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