Great Lakes Christian College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,650

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,439

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

24.4%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

133

80.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.5%

13 Graduates

About

Great Lakes Christian College is a higher education institution located in Eaton County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Great Lakes Christian College were Biblical Studies (15 degrees awarded), General Organizational Communication (3 degrees), and Youth Ministry (2 degrees).

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Lakes Christian College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (22 degrees), 7.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $13,650, which is $-321 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $13,650, which is $-321 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,439.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,650

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College was $13,650. The cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $-321 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$14,439

2016 Value

15.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Great Lakes Christian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,439. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Great Lakes Christian College grew by 15.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,450

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Great Lakes Christian College was of $8,450 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.09% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Great Lakes Christian College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

24.4%

2015 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Great Lakes Christian College was 24.4%, which represents 21 out of the 86 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Great Lakes Christian College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 133 students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Great Lakes Christian College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Great Lakes Christian College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Great Lakes Christian College has a total enrollment of 133 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 107 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.7% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.752% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.3%), followed by White Female (34.6%) and Black or African American Male (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 133 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 107 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%

2016 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 Great Lakes Christian College was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Great Lakes Christian College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    102

  2. Black or African American

    18

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College is 76.7% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.752% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 1 students (0.752%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 5 more women than men received degrees from Great Lakes Christian College. The majority of degree recipients at Great Lakes Christian College are white (22 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College is Biblical Studies (15 degrees awarded), followed by General Organizational Communication (3 degrees) and Youth Ministry (2 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Great Lakes Christian College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (20 degrees awarded), History (1 degrees), and Communications (3 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 Great Lakes Christian College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,059,357 people), Secondary school teachers (341,372 people), Education administrators (333,557 people), Miscellaneous managers (318,701 people), and Counselors (259,900 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), History (1 degrees), Communications (3 degrees), Psychology (1 degrees), and Education (1 degrees).

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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 Great Lakes Christian College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), History (1 degrees), Communications (3 degrees), Psychology (1 degrees), and Education (1 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 Great Lakes Christian College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,176,889 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (495,952 people), Hospitals (344,736 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (215,898 people), and Individual & family services (195,095 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), History (1 degrees), Communications (3 degrees), Psychology (1 degrees), and Education (1 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 Great Lakes Christian College.

Most Common

  1. 15 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College was Biblical Studies with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 11

  2. 16

In 2016, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College, which is 0.688 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (16).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 0.667 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 1.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 18% of students graduating from Great Lakes Christian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Great Lakes Christian College is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    22 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Lakes Christian College is white (22 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Great Lakes Christian College is white female (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (9 degrees).

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Operations

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at nearly $539k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-29.9k (-5.56%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Great Lakes Christian College had a total expenditure of $3.74M. Of that $3.74M, they spent $1.63M on salaries and $3.74M on benefits.

Great Lakes Christian College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Great Lakes Christian College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College are: Management, with 4 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 4 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$539k

2015 Endowment

1.12%

growth from 2014

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at about $539k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Lakes Christian College grew 1.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.05M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $479k - Federal

  2. $176k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Great Lakes Christian College received $479k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $176k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.63M

Salary Expenditure

$3.74M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Great Lakes Christian College had a total expenditure of $3.74M. Of that $3.74M, they spent $1.63M on salaries and $3.74M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$1.63M

2015 Salaries

0.985%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Great Lakes Christian College paid a median of $1.63M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($3.74M) and a 0.985% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.12% decline from 2013 and a 0.864% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$515k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2015, Great Lakes Christian College paid a total of $515k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

4 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College were Management with 4 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Great Lakes Christian College.

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