Blue Cliff College-Alexandria

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2013 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,845
2022 Average Net Price
$24,522
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.15%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
533
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.4%
112 Graduates

About

Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is a higher education institution located in Rapides Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria were Medical Assistant (44 degrees awarded) and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (10 degrees).

In 2022, 275 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria. 98.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 1.09% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (132 degrees), 1.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is $13,845, which is $1,163 more than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2013, the median undergraduate tuition at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is $13,845

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,522.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Blue Cliff College-Alexandria received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,845
2013 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2013, the cost of tuition at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was $13,845.

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Average Net Price

$24,522
2022 Value
17.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,522. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Blue Cliff College-Alexandria grew by 17.4%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2021, when 80% 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.
4.15%
2019 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was 4.15%, which represents 82 out of the 1978 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

Blue Cliff College-Alexandria had a total enrollment of 533 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is 533 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% Black or African American, 28.7% White, 2.06% Hispanic or Latino, 0.938% Asian, and 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (61%), followed by White Female (28%) and Black or African American Male (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 533 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is 533 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

31%
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 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was 31%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Blue Cliff College-Alexandria had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    338 enrolled students
  2. White
    153 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is 63.4% Black or African American, 28.7% White, 2.06% Hispanic or Latino, 0.938% Asian, and 0.375% 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, 269 more women than men received degrees from Blue Cliff College-Alexandria. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is black or african american (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (103 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is Medical Assistant (44 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (102 degrees awarded) and Health (173 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 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are Registered nurses (1,394,973 people), Medical & health services managers (151,169 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria in 2022 are Personal & Culinary Services (102 degrees awarded) and Health (173 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 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are Personal & Culinary Services (102 degrees awarded) and Health (173 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 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,483,204 people), Outpatient care centers (237,738 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,353 people), Offices of physicians (202,325 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are Personal & Culinary Services (102 degrees awarded) and Health (173 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 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was Medical Assistant with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
272
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria, which is 0.011 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (272).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria in General Cosmetology, which is 0.0357 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria in Medical Assistant. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Blue Cliff College-Alexandria completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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. Black or African American
    132 degrees awarded
  2. White
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is black or african american (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (103 degrees).

10.5% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    131 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria is black or african american female (131 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (101 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Cliff College-Alexandria employs 15 Instructors. Most academics at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are Female Instructor (14), and Male Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria are: Management, with 7 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.92M
2022 Salaries
1.81%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Blue Cliff College-Alexandria paid a median of $1.92M in salaries, a 1.81% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$576k
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2022, Blue Cliff College-Alexandria paid a total of $576k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria were Management with 7 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria was Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Blue Cliff College-Alexandria.

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