Sessions College for Professional Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,240
2022 Average Net Price
$16,417
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
308
49.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60%
3 Graduates

About

Sessions College for Professional Design is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Sessions College for Professional Design were Graphic Design (10 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (5 degrees), and Illustration (5 degrees).

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sessions College for Professional Design. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (57 degrees), 4.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $12,240, which is $−2,701 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $12,240, which is $−2,702 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 $16,417.

In 2022, 33% of undergraduate students attending Sessions College for Professional Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,240
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design was $12,240. The cost of tuition at Sessions College for Professional Design is $−2,702 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$16,417
2022 Value
47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sessions College for Professional Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,417. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sessions College for Professional Design grew by 47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,608
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sessions College for Professional Design was of $7,608 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Sessions College for Professional Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 23.3% with respect to 2021, when 43% 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.
1.83%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sessions College for Professional Design was 1.83%, which represents 2 out of the 109 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Sessions College for Professional Design had a total enrollment of 308 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design is 153 students and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 49.7% of students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sessions College for Professional Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 8.12% Two or More Races, 0.974% Asian, and 0.974% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Male (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 308 students. The full-time enrollment at Sessions College for Professional Design is 153 and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 49.7% of students enrolled at Sessions College for Professional Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
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 Sessions College for Professional Design was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Sessions College for Professional Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    145 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    57 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sessions College for Professional Design is 47.1% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 8.12% Two or More Races, 0.974% Asian, and 0.974% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 8 more women than men received degrees from Sessions College for Professional Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sessions College for Professional Design is white (57 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Sessions College for Professional Design is Graphic Design (10 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (5 degrees) and Illustration (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sessions College for Professional Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (60 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 Sessions College for Professional Design are Software developers (558,533 people), Other managers (174,641 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,976 people), Computer & information systems managers (115,075 people), and Graphic designers (100,695 people).

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (60 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 Sessions College for Professional Design are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (60 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Computer Systems Design (616,961 people), Elementary & secondary schools (236,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,153 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (104,944 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,800 people).

The most specialized majors at Sessions College for Professional Design are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (60 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 Sessions College for Professional Design.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 14 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Sessions College for Professional Design was Graphic Design with 14 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

42
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
50
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Sessions College for Professional Design, which is 0.84 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (50).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Sessions College for Professional Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.57 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Sessions College for Professional Design in Graphic Design, which is 2.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sessions College for Professional Design is Female and White (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. White
    57 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sessions College for Professional Design is white (57 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

10.9% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    30 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sessions College for Professional Design is white female (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (27 degrees).

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Operations

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sessions College for Professional Design are: Sales and related, with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.17M
2022 Salaries
23.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sessions College for Professional Design paid a median of $2.17M in salaries, a 23.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Occupations by Share

Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sessions College for Professional Design were Sales and related with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

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