Lehigh Carbon Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,000

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,142

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,620

37.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

16.6%

157 Graduates

About

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

In 2016, 813 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lehigh Carbon Community College. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (603 degrees), 6.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lehigh Carbon Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,320 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lehigh Carbon Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,320 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,142.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,000

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lehigh Carbon Community College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Lehigh Carbon Community College is $-4,320 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$5,142

2016 Value

0.194%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lehigh Carbon Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,142. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lehigh Carbon Community College grew by 0.194%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,000

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lehigh Carbon Community College was of $4,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change 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

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Lehigh Carbon Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 47% 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.

15.9%

2015 Default Rate

242

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lehigh Carbon Community College was 15.9%, which represents 242 out of the 1522 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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Admissions

Lehigh Carbon Community 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 6,620 students enrolled at Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lehigh Carbon Community 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

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lehigh Carbon Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Lehigh Carbon Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lehigh Carbon Community College has a total enrollment of 6,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College is 2,502 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,118. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Lehigh Carbon Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lehigh Carbon Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lehigh Carbon Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College is 2,502 and the part-time enrollment is 4,118. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Lehigh Carbon Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

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 Lehigh Carbon Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Lehigh Carbon Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,003

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,320

  3. Black or African American

    398

The enrolled student population at Lehigh Carbon Community College is 60.5% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 444 students (6.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 239 more women than men received degrees from Lehigh Carbon Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Lehigh Carbon Community College are white (603 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lehigh Carbon Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Protective Services (50 degrees).

Workforce

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 Lehigh Carbon Community College are Police officers (126,091 people), Miscellaneous managers (61,117 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (36,183 people), Social workers (35,966 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (31,727 people).

The most specialized majors at Lehigh Carbon Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and Transportation (8 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 Lehigh Carbon Community College are Marketing & sales managers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Physicians & surgeons, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at Lehigh Carbon Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and Transportation (8 degrees).

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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 Lehigh Carbon Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (305,445 people), Elementary & secondary schools (55,944 people), Legal services (50,332 people), National security & international affairs (37,613 people), and Air transportation (35,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Lehigh Carbon Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), and Transportation (8 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 Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lehigh Carbon Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 287

  2. 526

In 2016, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Lehigh Carbon Community College, which is 0.546 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (526).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Lehigh Carbon Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.58 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Lehigh Carbon Community College in General Studies, which is 2.66 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 6% of students graduating from Lehigh Carbon Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lehigh Carbon Community College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 7.01% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    603 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lehigh Carbon Community College is white (603 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

4.55% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    383 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    220 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lehigh Carbon Community College is white female (383 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (220 degrees).

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Operations

Lehigh Carbon Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.18M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $131k (3.15%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Lehigh Carbon Community College had a total expenditure of $52.8M. Of that $52.8M, they spent $22.2M on salaries and $52.8M on benefits.

Lehigh Carbon Community College employs 26 Associate professors, 22 Assistant professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Lehigh Carbon Community College are Female Professors (16), Female Associate professors(14), and Male Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lehigh Carbon Community College are: Management, with 69 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.18M

2015 Endowment

34%

growth from 2014

Lehigh Carbon Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.18M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lehigh Carbon Community College grew 34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.06M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lehigh Carbon Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$22.2M

Salary Expenditure

$52.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lehigh Carbon Community College had a total expenditure of $52.8M. Of that $52.8M, they spent $22.2M on salaries and $52.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$22.2M

2015 Salaries

3.33%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lehigh Carbon Community College paid a median of $22.2M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($52.8M) and a 3.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.838% growth from 2013 and a 2.41% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.04M

Instructional Salaries

87

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lehigh Carbon Community College paid a total of $5.04M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

69 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lehigh Carbon Community College were Associate professor with 26 employees; Assistant professor with 22 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lehigh Carbon Community College were Management with 69 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lehigh Carbon Community College was Female Professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

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