Smith Chason College (441229)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,985
2.78% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,180
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,640
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.5%
8 Graduates

About

Smith Chason College (441229) is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Smith Chason College (441229) were Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (151 degrees awarded), Cardiovascular Technologist (119 degrees), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician (87 degrees).

In 2022, 572 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Smith Chason College (441229). 82.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (225 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (174 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith Chason College (441229) is $17,985, which is $3,044 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Smith Chason College (441229) is $17,985, which is $3,044 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,180.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Smith Chason College (441229) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,985
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Smith Chason College (441229) was $17,985. The cost of tuition at Smith Chason College (441229) is $3,044 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$24,180
2022 Value
3.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Smith Chason College (441229) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,180. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Smith Chason College (441229) grew by 3.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,330
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Smith Chason College (441229) was of $8,330 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 $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Smith Chason College (441229) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.6% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
2.31%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Smith Chason College (441229) was 2.31%, which represents 15 out of the 650 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

Smith Chason College (441229) had a total enrollment of 1,640 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Smith Chason College (441229) is 1,640 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Smith Chason College (441229) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Smith Chason College (441229), both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% White, 8.35% Black or African American, 7.07% Asian, 5% Two or More Races, 1.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.04% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Smith Chason College (441229) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.6%), followed by White Female (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Smith Chason College (441229) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith Chason College (441229) is 1,640 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Smith Chason College (441229) are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Smith Chason College (441229) was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Smith Chason College (441229) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    723 enrolled students
  2. White
    395 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Smith Chason College (441229) is 44.1% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% White, 8.35% Black or African American, 7.07% Asian, 5% Two or More Races, 1.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.04% 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, 368 more women than men received degrees from Smith Chason College (441229). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Smith Chason College (441229) is hispanic or latino (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (174 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Smith Chason College (441229) is Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (151 degrees awarded), followed by Cardiovascular Technologist (119 degrees) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician (87 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Smith Chason College (441229), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (572 degrees awarded).

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 Smith Chason College (441229) are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith Chason College (441229) in 2022 are Health (572 degrees awarded) (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 Smith Chason College (441229) are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Smith Chason College (441229) are Health (572 degrees awarded) (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 Smith Chason College (441229) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith Chason College (441229) are Health (572 degrees awarded) (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 Smith Chason College (441229).

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Smith Chason College (441229) was Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician with 151 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
470
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Smith Chason College (441229), which is 0.217 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (470).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Smith Chason College (441229) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician, which is 1.14 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Smith Chason College (441229) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician, which is 39.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Smith Chason College (441229) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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
    225 degrees awarded
  2. White
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Smith Chason College (441229) is hispanic or latino (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (174 degrees).

8.22% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    190 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    144 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Smith Chason College (441229) is hispanic or latino female (190 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (144 degrees).

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Operations

Smith Chason College (441229) employs 50 No academic ranks. Most academics at Smith Chason College (441229) are Female No academic rank (28), and Male No academic rank (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith Chason College (441229) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$14.7M
2022 Salaries
18%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Smith Chason College (441229) paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, a 18% 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

$4.43M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2022, Smith Chason College (441229) paid a total of $4.43M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% 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
50 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Smith Chason College (441229) was No academic rank with 50 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith Chason College (441229) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 52 employees, Management with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 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 Smith Chason College (441229) was Female No academic rank with 28 employees, and Male No academic rank with 22 employees.

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