Mt Sierra College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,220

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,022

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

87%

23 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

202

81.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.7%

20 Graduates

About

Mt Sierra College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mt Sierra College were Graphic Design (15 degrees awarded), Game & Interactive Media Design (13 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees).

In 2017, 59 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mt Sierra College. 27.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (23 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mt Sierra College is $14,220, which is $-10,974 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mt Sierra College is $14,220, which is $-10,974 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,022.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,220

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mt Sierra College was $14,220. The cost of tuition at Mt Sierra College is $-10,974 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,022

2017 Value

2.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mt Sierra College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,022. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mt Sierra College grew by 2.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$2,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mt Sierra College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Mt Sierra College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 10.6% with respect to 2016, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Mt Sierra College received 23 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 54% annual decline. Out of those 23 applicants, 20 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87% acceptance rate.

There were 202 students enrolled at Mt Sierra College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mt Sierra College has an overall enrollment yield of 75%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

20

Accepted Out of 23

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mt Sierra College was 87% (20 admissions from 23 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 44%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -54%, while admissions declined by -9.09%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Mt Sierra College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mt Sierra College has a total enrollment of 202 students. The full-time enrollment at Mt Sierra College is 164 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Mt Sierra College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mt Sierra College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Asian, 12.4% White, 9.41% Two or More Races, 5.94% Black or African American, 1.49% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mt Sierra College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (26.2%), followed by White Male (12.2%) and Asian Male (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mt Sierra College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 202 students. The full-time enrollment at Mt Sierra College is 164 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Mt Sierra College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Mt Sierra College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Mt Sierra College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    74

  2. Asian

    25

  3. White

    25

The enrolled student population at Mt Sierra College is 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Asian, 12.4% White, 9.41% Two or More Races, 5.94% Black or African American, 1.49% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 26 students (12.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 27 fewer women than men received degrees from Mt Sierra College. The majority of degree recipients at Mt Sierra College are hispanic or latino (23 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mt Sierra College is Graphic Design (15 degrees awarded), followed by Game & Interactive Media Design (13 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mt Sierra College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 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 Mt Sierra College are Accountants & auditors (1,108,795 people), Other managers (724,860 people), Software developers (526,360 people), Financial managers (436,472 people), and Chief executives & legislators (338,926 people).

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Communication Technologies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (13 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 Mt Sierra College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Communication Technologies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (13 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 Mt Sierra College are Computer Systems Design (899,198 people), Elementary & secondary schools (627,842 people), Banking & related activities (552,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,875 people), and Insurance carriers (427,195 people).

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Communication Technologies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (13 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 Mt Sierra College.

Most Common

  1. 15 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mt Sierra College was Graphic Design with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 43

  2. 16

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Mt Sierra College, which is 2.69 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (16).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Mt Sierra College in Game & Interactive Media Design, which is 12 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to women at Mt Sierra College in Graphic Design, which is 1.14 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from Mt Sierra College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mt Sierra College is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 5% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  2. White

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mt Sierra College is hispanic or latino (23 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (11 degrees).

11.9% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Male

    18 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mt Sierra College is hispanic or latino male (18 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (9 degrees).

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Operations

Mt Sierra College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Mt Sierra College had a total salary expenditure of $6.74M. Mt Sierra College employs 9 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Mt Sierra College are Male Instructors (6), Female Instructors(3), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mt Sierra College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 7 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Sales and related with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Mt Sierra College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mt Sierra College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $910k - Federal

  2. $217k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mt Sierra College received $910k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $217k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.14M

2017 Salaries

9.89%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Mt Sierra College paid a median of $3.14M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($6.74M) and a 9.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.85% growth from 2015 and a 4.53% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$596k

Instructional Salaries

9

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mt Sierra College paid a total of $596k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

9 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

7 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mt Sierra College were Instructor with 9 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mt Sierra College were Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees; Management with 5 employees; and Sales and related with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mt Sierra College was Male Instructor with 6 employees, Female Instructor with 3 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mt Sierra College.

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