South Coast College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,000
0.385% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$31,138
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.45%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
237
62% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20%
2 Graduates

About

South Coast College is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at South Coast College were Medical Assistant (12 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Coast College. 88.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 11.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (15 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Coast College is $12,000, which is $−2,941 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Coast College is $12,000, which is $−2,942 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,138.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending South Coast College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Coast College was $12,000. The cost of tuition at South Coast College is $−2,942 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$31,138
2022 Value
198%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Coast College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,138. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Coast College grew by 198%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Coast College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at South Coast College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.6% with respect to 2021, when 63% 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.
3.45%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Coast College was 3.45%, which represents 2 out of the 58 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 Coast College had a total enrollment of 237 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Coast College is 147 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 62% of students enrolled at South Coast College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Coast College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.8% Hispanic or Latino, 29.5% White, 12.7% Two or More Races, 6.33% Asian, 4.64% Black or African American, and 1.27% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South Coast College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (29.9%) and Two or More Races Female (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Coast College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 237 students. The full-time enrollment at South Coast College is 147 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 62% of students enrolled at South Coast College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 South Coast College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), South Coast College 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
    99 enrolled students
  2. White
    70 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    30 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Coast College is 41.8% Hispanic or Latino, 29.5% White, 12.7% Two or More Races, 6.33% Asian, 4.64% Black or African American, and 1.27% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 33 more women than men received degrees from South Coast College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Coast College is hispanic or latino (15 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at South Coast College is Medical Assistant (12 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Coast College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (31 degrees awarded) and Health (12 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 Coast College are Registered nurses (1,395,432 people), Medical & health services managers (151,650 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,868 people).

The most specialized majors at South Coast College in 2022 are Legal (31 degrees awarded) and Health (12 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 Coast College are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at South Coast College are Legal (31 degrees awarded) and Health (12 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 South Coast College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,484,614 people), Outpatient care centers (238,391 people), Elementary & secondary schools (218,762 people), Offices of physicians (202,402 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (132,694 people).

The most specialized majors at South Coast College are Legal (31 degrees awarded) and Health (12 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 Coast College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 2 to 4 year postsecondary certificate concentration at South Coast College was Court Reporting with 10 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
38
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at South Coast College, which is 0.132 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (38).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 2 degrees were awarded to men at South Coast College in Paralegal, which is 0.222 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to women at South Coast College in Scopist. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
8%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from South Coast College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 8% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 8% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Coast College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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
    15 degrees awarded
  2. White
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Coast College is hispanic or latino (15 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

2.33% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Coast College is hispanic or latino female (15 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (10 degrees).

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Operations

South Coast College employs 2 No academic ranks. Most academics at South Coast College are Female No academic rank (2), and Male No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Coast College are: Management, with 3 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.53M
2022 Salaries
10.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Coast College paid a median of $1.53M in salaries, a 10.1% 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

$118k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Coast College paid a total of $118k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.74% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Coast College was No academic rank with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Coast College were Management with 3 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Coast College was Female No academic rank with 2 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

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