Sussex County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,360
2022 Average Net Price
$10,423
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,181
61.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.6%
132 Graduates

About

Sussex County Community College is a higher education institution located in Sussex County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Sussex County Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (31 degrees).

In 2022, 397 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sussex County Community College. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (310 degrees), 6.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sussex County Community College is $3,360, which is $−4,752 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sussex County Community College is $3,360, which is $−4,752 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,423.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Sussex County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,360
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sussex County Community College was $3,360. The cost of tuition at Sussex County Community College is $−4,752 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,423
2022 Value
0.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sussex County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,423. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sussex County Community College grew by 0.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,342
Room and Board
$1,481
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sussex County Community College was of $5,342 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 $1,481. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Sussex County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.72% with respect to 2021, when 58% 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.
3.08%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sussex County Community College was 3.08%, which represents 12 out of the 390 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

Sussex County Community College had a total enrollment of 2,181 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sussex County Community College is 1,339 students and the part-time enrollment is 842. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at Sussex County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sussex County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.7% White, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.56% Black or African American, 4.45% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, and 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sussex County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.3%), followed by White Female (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sussex County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Sussex County Community College is 1,339 and the part-time enrollment is 842. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at Sussex County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Sussex County Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Sussex County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,520 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    351 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    143 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sussex County Community College is 69.7% White, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.56% Black or African American, 4.45% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, and 0.138% 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.

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, 15 students (0.688%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 more women than men received degrees from Sussex County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sussex County Community College is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 6.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Sussex County Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees) and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sussex County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sussex County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (153,097 people), Other managers (151,595 people), Police officers (144,677 people), Software developers (62,817 people), and Secondary school teachers (61,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Sussex County Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Sussex County Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Sussex County Community College are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Sussex County Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (351,328 people), Elementary & secondary schools (338,609 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (194,895 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,085 people), and Computer Systems Design (122,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Sussex County Community College are Engineering Technologies (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Sussex County Community College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 176 degrees awarded
  2. 72 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Sussex County Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 176 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

179
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
218
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Sussex County Community College, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (218).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Sussex County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.77 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Sussex County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.2 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Sussex County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sussex County Community College is Female and White (48.4% 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, 0.758% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    310 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sussex County Community College is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 6.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 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
    174 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    136 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sussex County Community College is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (136 degrees).

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Operations

Sussex County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.06M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−19.2%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Sussex County Community College had a total salary expenditure of 29.3M. Sussex County Community College employs 6 No academic ranks, 6 Associate professors and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Sussex County Community College are Female Assistant professor (4), Male No academic rank (3), and Female No academic rank (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sussex County Community College are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Endowment

$3.06M
2022 Endowment
2.57%
decline from 2021

Sussex County Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.06M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Sussex County Community College declined 2.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.15M 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.26M
2022 Salaries
10.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sussex County Community College paid a median of $9.26M in salaries, which represents 31.7% of their overall expenditure ($29.3M) and a 10.3% 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

$2.07M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sussex County Community College paid a total of $2.07M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sussex County Community College were No academic rank with 6 employees, Associate professor with 6 employees, and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sussex County Community College were Management with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sussex County Community College was Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, Male No academic rank with 3 employees, and Female No academic rank with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Sussex County Community College.

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