Community College of Allegheny County

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,300

2.07% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,416

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

16,147

35.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

13.6%

287 Graduates

About

Community College of Allegheny County is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Community College of Allegheny County were .

In 2017, 2,486 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Allegheny County. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,662 degrees), 4.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Allegheny County is $3,300, which is $-4,114 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Allegheny County is $3,300, which is $-4,114 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,416.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Community College of Allegheny County was $3,300. The cost of tuition at Community College of Allegheny County is $-4,114 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,416

2017 Value

0.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Community College of Allegheny County had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,416. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Community College of Allegheny County grew by 0.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,300

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Community College of Allegheny County was of $6,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

20%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Community College of Allegheny County received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 22% with respect to 2016, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Community College of Allegheny County (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

15.4%

2016 Default Rate

437

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Allegheny County was 15.4%, which represents 437 out of the 2829 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

Community College of Allegheny County has a total enrollment of 16,147 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Allegheny County is 5,669 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,478. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Community College of Allegheny County are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Community College of Allegheny County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.2% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 3.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Community College of Allegheny County in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.1%), followed by White Female (31.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Allegheny County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,147 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Allegheny County is 5,669 and the part-time enrollment is 10,478. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Community College of Allegheny County are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 Community College of Allegheny County was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Community College of Allegheny County had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,728

  2. Black or African American

    2,847

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    538

The enrolled student population at Community College of Allegheny County is 60.2% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 3.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,066 students (12.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 420 more women than men received degrees from Community College of Allegheny County. The majority of degree recipients at Community College of Allegheny County are white (1,662 degrees awarded). There were 4.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Community College of Allegheny County is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Community College of Allegheny County, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (145 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (112 degrees), and Transportation (53 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Allegheny County are Elementary & middle school teachers (157,037 people), Other managers (75,409 people), Postsecondary teachers (60,714 people), Software developers (48,397 people), and Secondary school teachers (39,664 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Allegheny County are Construction (145 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (112 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Precision Production (64 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees).

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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 Community College of Allegheny County are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Community College of Allegheny County are Construction (145 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (112 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Precision Production (64 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees).

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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 Community College of Allegheny County are Elementary & secondary schools (268,144 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,858 people), Construction (93,627 people), Computer Systems Design (79,863 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (60,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Allegheny County are Construction (145 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (112 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Precision Production (64 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (530 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Community College of Allegheny County.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Community College of Allegheny County was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,033

  2. 1,453

In 2017, 1,033 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Allegheny County, which is 0.711 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,453).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Allegheny County in General Studies, which is 0.606 times less than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 253 degrees were awarded to women at Community College of Allegheny County in Registered Nursing, which is 5.88 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from Community College of Allegheny County completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Community College of Allegheny County is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14.6% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,662 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    335 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    330 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Allegheny County is white (1,662 degrees awarded). There were 4.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

13.3% of degree recipients (330 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    949 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    713 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Community College of Allegheny County is white female (949 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (713 degrees).

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Operations

Community College of Allegheny County has an endowment valued at nearly $9.58M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.1k (0.627%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Community College of Allegheny County had a total salary expenditure of $129M. Community College of Allegheny County employs 151 Professors, 53 Associate professors, and 32 Assistant professors. Most academics at Community College of Allegheny County are Female Professors (86), Male Professors(65), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Allegheny County are: Office and Administrative Support, with 179 employees, Management, with 127 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.58M

2017 Endowment

13.3%

growth from 2016

Community College of Allegheny County has an endowment valued at about $9.58M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Allegheny County grew 13.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.93M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Community College of Allegheny County (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.1M - Federal

  2. $2.53M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Community College of Allegheny County received $6.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.53M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.1M

2017 Salaries

4.32%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Community College of Allegheny County paid a median of $71.1M in salaries, which represents 55% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.02% growth from 2015 and a 5.96% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.6M

Instructional Salaries

252

Number of Employees

In 2017, Community College of Allegheny County paid a total of $16.6M to 252 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

151 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

179 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Allegheny County were Professor with 151 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Allegheny County were Office and Administrative Support with 179 employees; Management with 127 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Community College of Allegheny County was Female Professor with 86 employees, Male Professor with 65 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Community College of Allegheny County.

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