Salina Area Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,029
1.14% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,702
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
855
28% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.1%
41 Graduates

About

Salina Area Technical College is a higher education institution located in Saline County, KS. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Salina Area Technical College were Welding Technology (22 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 degrees), and Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (14 degrees).

In 2022, 432 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salina Area Technical College. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (301 degrees), 3.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $6,029, which is $−2,083 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $6,029, which is $−2,083 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,702.

In 2022, 27% of undergraduate students attending Salina Area Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,029
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Salina Area Technical College was $6,029. The cost of tuition at Salina Area Technical College is $−2,083 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,702
2022 Value
3.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Salina Area Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,702. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Salina Area Technical College grew by 3.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,328
Room and Board
$1,037
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salina Area Technical College was of $5,328 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 11.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,037. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.21% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

27% of undergraduate students at Salina Area Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2021, when 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.44%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salina Area Technical College was 2.44%, which represents 2 out of the 82 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Salina Area Technical College had a total enrollment of 855 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salina Area Technical College is 239 students and the part-time enrollment is 616. This means that 28% of students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salina Area Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.7% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.81% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.936% Asian, and 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.2%), followed by White Female (37.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salina Area Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 855 students. The full-time enrollment at Salina Area Technical College is 239 and the part-time enrollment is 616. This means that 28% of students enrolled at Salina Area Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Salina Area Technical College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Salina Area Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    664 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    24 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salina Area Technical College is 77.7% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.81% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.936% Asian, and 0.234% 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, 94 more women than men received degrees from Salina Area Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salina Area Technical College is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Salina Area Technical College is Welding Technology (22 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 degrees) and Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salina Area Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (32 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (58 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 Salina Area Technical College are Registered nurses (1,397,280 people), Medical & health services managers (152,546 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,815 people), Pharmacists (134,302 people), and Other managers (110,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College in 2022 are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (58 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Health (281 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (58 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Health (281 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 Salina Area Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,491,687 people), Outpatient care centers (239,875 people), Elementary & secondary schools (231,405 people), Offices of physicians (203,787 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (145,721 people).

The most specialized majors at Salina Area Technical College are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (32 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (58 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Health (281 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 Salina Area Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Salina Area Technical College was Welding Technology with 22 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

169
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
263
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Salina Area Technical College, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (263).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Salina Area Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 0.194 times less than the 144 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Salina Area Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 5.14 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Salina Area Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Salina Area Technical College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (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. White
    301 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salina Area Technical College is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

0.694% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salina Area Technical College is white female (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (123 degrees).

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Operations

Salina Area Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $499k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 5.86k (1.18%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Salina Area Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 7.02M. Salina Area Technical College employs 33 Instructors. Most academics at Salina Area Technical College are Male Instructor (18), and Female Instructor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, Management, with 7 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

Endowment

$499k
2022 Endowment
56.5%
decline from 2021

Salina Area Technical College has an endowment valued at about $499k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Salina Area Technical College declined 56.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.71M 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 Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.99M
2022 Salaries
6.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Salina Area Technical College paid a median of $2.99M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($7.02M) and a 6.2% 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

$1.78M
Instructional Salaries
33
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salina Area Technical College paid a total of $1.78M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 59.7% 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
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College was Instructor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees, Management with 7 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salina Area Technical College was Male Instructor with 18 employees, and Female Instructor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Salina Area Technical College.

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