Red Rocks Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,469

3.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,426

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

7,355

32.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.6%

170 Graduates

About

Red Rocks Community College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Red Rocks Community College were .

In 2017, 2,829 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Red Rocks Community College. 45.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,015 degrees), 5.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,426.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,469

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College was $3,469. The cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $-3,945 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,426

2017 Value

15.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Red Rocks Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,426. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Red Rocks Community College grew by 15.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,693

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Red Rocks Community College was of $9,693 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.937% 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

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

21%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 18.4% with respect to 2016, when 49% 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.

11.2%

2016 Default Rate

204

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Red Rocks Community College was 11.2%, which represents 204 out of the 1819 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

Red Rocks Community College has a total enrollment of 7,355 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 2,372 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,983. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, 3.03% Asian, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.666% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.8%), followed by White Female (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,355 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 2,372 and the part-time enrollment is 4,983. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%

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 Red Rocks Community College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Red Rocks 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

    4,700

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,401

  3. Two or More Races

    233

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College is 63.9% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, 3.03% Asian, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.666% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% 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, 471 students (6.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 245 fewer women than men received degrees from Red Rocks Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Red Rocks Community College are white (2,015 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Red Rocks Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (124 degrees awarded), Precision Production (204 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (220 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 Red Rocks Community College are Police officers (120,762 people), Other managers (93,679 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (93,317 people), Construction managers (42,454 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Construction (124 degrees awarded), Precision Production (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (220 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (183 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 Red Rocks Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Construction (124 degrees awarded), Precision Production (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (220 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (183 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 Red Rocks Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (298,412 people), Elementary & secondary schools (167,257 people), Construction (121,562 people), Computer Systems Design (70,225 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (61,411 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Construction (124 degrees awarded), Precision Production (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (220 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (183 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 Red Rocks 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 false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Red Rocks Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,537

  2. 1,292

In 2017, 1,537 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,292).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Red Rocks Community College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.61 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 171 degrees were awarded to women at Red Rocks Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.11 times more than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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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 (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Red Rocks Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% 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, 7.65% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,015 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    391 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Red Rocks Community College is white (2,015 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

5.69% of degree recipients (161 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,097 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    918 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Red Rocks Community College is white male (1,097 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (918 degrees).

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Operations

Red Rocks Community 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 $550k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Red Rocks Community College had a total salary expenditure of $63.1M. Red Rocks Community College employs 96 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Red Rocks Community College are Female Instructors (61), Male Instructors(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 84 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, and Service with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Red Rocks Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Red Rocks Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.12M - Federal

  2. $9.27M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Red Rocks Community College received $5.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.3M

2017 Salaries

2.56%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Red Rocks Community College paid a median of $26.3M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($63.1M) and a 2.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.03% growth from 2015 and a 5.83% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.11M

Instructional Salaries

96

Number of Employees

In 2017, Red Rocks Community College paid a total of $6.11M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

96 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Instructor with 96 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 84 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; and Service with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College was Female Instructor with 61 employees, Male Instructor with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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