Southwest Texas Junior College (228316)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,464
2022 Average Net Price
$8,003
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,278
31.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.5%
188 Graduates

About

Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is a higher education institution located in Uvalde County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) were General Studies (548 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (33 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (11 degrees).

In 2022, 1,162 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316). 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,049 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is $1,464, which is $−6,648 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is $1,464, which is $−6,648 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,003.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,464
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) was $1,464. The cost of tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is $−6,648 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,003
2022 Value
26.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,003. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) grew by 26.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,300
Room and Board
$1,840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) was of $5,300 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 $1,840. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 39.5% with respect to 2021, when 43% 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.
5.73%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) was 5.73%, which represents 18 out of the 314 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

Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) had a total enrollment of 6,278 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is 1,970 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,308. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316), both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.03% White, 0.796% Black or African American, 0.685% Asian, and 0.558% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (55.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (34%) and White Male (3.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,278 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is 1,970 and the part-time enrollment is 4,308. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

36%
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 Texas Junior College (228316) was 36%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,507 enrolled students
  2. White
    567 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is 87.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.03% White, 0.796% Black or African American, 0.685% Asian, and 0.558% 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 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, 54 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Texas Junior College (228316). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is hispanic or latino (1,049 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is General Studies (548 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (33 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (11 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (110 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (121 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (548 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 Texas Junior College (228316) are Police officers (133,175 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (111,900 people), Other managers (83,252 people), Construction managers (43,460 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (41,575 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) in 2022 are Precision Production (110 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (121 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (548 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Construction (18 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 Texas Junior College (228316) are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are Precision Production (110 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (121 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (548 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Construction (18 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 Texas Junior College (228316) are Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,478 people), Elementary & secondary schools (237,280 people), Construction (116,121 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,597 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (69,942 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are Precision Production (110 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (121 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (548 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Construction (18 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 Texas Junior College (228316).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 548 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) was General Studies with 548 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

554
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
608
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 554 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316), which is 0.911 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (608).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) in General Studies, which is 0.535 times less than the 357 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) in General Studies, which is 1.87 times more than the 191 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is Female and Two or More Races (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. Hispanic or Latino
    1,049 degrees awarded
  2. White
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is hispanic or latino (1,049 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

0.861% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    555 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    494 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) is hispanic or latino female (555 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (494 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.23M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 104k (4.69%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) had a total salary expenditure of 51.5M. Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) employs 109 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors and 4 Professors. Most academics at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are Female Instructor (55), Male Instructor (54), and Female Assistant professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Management, with 51 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

Endowment

$2.23M
2022 Endowment
0.789%
growth from 2021

Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) has an endowment valued at about $2.23M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) grew 0.789% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.99M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M
2022 Salaries
7.35%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($51.5M) and a 7.35% 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

$6.41M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) paid a total of $6.41M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
109 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) were Instructor with 109 employees, Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Professor with 4 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees, Management with 51 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Texas Junior College (228316) was Female Instructor with 55 employees, Male Instructor with 54 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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