Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen

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2022 Average Net Price
$22,570
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
508
100% Full-Time

About

Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is a higher education institution located in Cameron County, TX. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen were Medical Assistant (102 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (51 degrees), and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (50 degrees).

In 2022, 388 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen. 45.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (297 degrees), 3.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,570.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$22,570
2022 Value
0.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,570. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen grew by 0.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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
74
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen was 2.31%, which represents 74 out of the 3199 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

Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen had a total enrollment of 508 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is 508 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.3% Hispanic or Latino, 42.1% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.394% Two or More Races, 0.197% Asian, and 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (27.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (27.6%) and White Male (22.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 508 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is 508 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen 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
    281 enrolled students
  2. White
    214 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    8 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is 55.3% Hispanic or Latino, 42.1% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.394% Two or More Races, 0.197% Asian, and 0.197% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 32 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is hispanic or latino (297 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is Medical Assistant (102 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (51 degrees) and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), and Health (158 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 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are Registered nurses (1,474,520 people), Accountants & auditors (1,032,444 people), Other managers (741,502 people), Financial managers (488,700 people), and Chief executives & legislators (385,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen in 2022 are Precision Production (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Health (158 degrees), and Business (45 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 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are Precision Production (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Health (158 degrees), and Business (45 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 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,778,457 people), Elementary & secondary schools (664,306 people), Computer Systems Design (543,088 people), Banking & related activities (480,212 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,730 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen are Precision Production (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Health (158 degrees), and Business (45 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 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 102 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen was Medical Assistant with 102 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

210
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen, which is 1.18 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen in Welding Technology, which is 14 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen in Medical Assistant, which is 4.37 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 42% of students graduating from Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is hispanic or latino (297 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (88 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. Hispanic or Latino Male
    164 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    133 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen is hispanic or latino male (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (133 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$2.45M
2022 Salaries
4.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen paid a median of $2.45M in salaries, a 4.63% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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