Taft College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
21.7% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,089
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
5,968
22.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.7%
104 Graduates

About

Taft College is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Taft College were .

In 2019, 592 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Taft College. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (341 degrees), 1.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Taft College is $1,104, which is $-6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Taft College is $1,104, which is $-6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,089.

In 2019, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Taft College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Taft College is $-6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,089
2019 Value
21.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Taft College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,089. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Taft College grew by 21.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,938
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Taft College was of $9,938 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 6.24% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Taft College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Taft College has a total enrollment of 5,968 students. The full-time enrollment at Taft College is 1,334 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,634. This means that 22.4% of students enrolled at Taft College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Taft College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.4% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% White, 5.31% Black or African American, 2.53% Asian, 2.4% Two or More Races, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.285% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Taft College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.8%) and White Female (17.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Taft College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,968 students. The full-time enrollment at Taft College is 1,334 and the part-time enrollment is 4,634. This means that 22.4% of students enrolled at Taft College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 Taft College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Taft College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,603
  2. White
    1,637
  3. Black or African American
    317

The enrolled student population at Taft College is 60.4% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% White, 5.31% Black or African American, 2.53% Asian, 2.4% Two or More Races, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.285% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 52 students (0.871%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 202 more women than men received degrees from Taft College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Taft College is hispanic or latino (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (195 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Taft College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (39 degrees), and History (10 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 Taft College are Elementary & middle school teachers (211,257 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (199,493 people), Other managers (178,863 people), Police officers (142,053 people), and Secondary school teachers (133,372 people).

The most specialized majors at Taft College are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (39 degrees), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and English (15 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 Taft College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Taft College are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (39 degrees), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and English (15 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 Taft College are Elementary & secondary schools (528,005 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,049 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (275,955 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (177,583 people), and Legal services (172,124 people).

The most specialized majors at Taft College are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (39 degrees), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (37 degrees), and English (15 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 Taft College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Taft College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

195
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
397
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Taft College, which is 0.491 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (397).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Taft College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.39 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Taft College in Child Care Provider, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from Taft College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Taft College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.81% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    341 degrees awarded
  2. White
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Taft College is hispanic or latino (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (195 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    234 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    135 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Taft College is hispanic or latino female (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (135 degrees).

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Operations

Taft College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.67M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $146k (8.74%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Taft College had a total salary expenditure of $54.3M. Taft College employs 33 Professors, 9 Associate professors, and 1 No academic ranks. Most academics at Taft College are Female Professors (18), Male Professors(15), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Taft College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.67M
2019 Endowment
137%
growth from 2018

Taft College has an endowment valued at about $1.67M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Taft College grew 137% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.63M lower 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: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $438k - Federal
  2. $12.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Taft College received $438k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M
2019 Salaries
0.642%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Taft College paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($54.3M) and a 0.642% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.23% decline from 2017 and a 24.4% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.53M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2019, Taft College paid a total of $4.53M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Taft College were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 1 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Taft College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Taft College was Female Professor with 18 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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