West Shore Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,304

5.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$3,892

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,274

26.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

29.7%

46 Graduates

About

West Shore Community College is a higher education institution located in Mason County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Shore Community College were .

In 2016, 259 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Shore Community College. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (224 degrees), 14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Shore Community College is $2,304, which is $-5,016 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Shore Community College is $2,304, which is $-5,016 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,892.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,304

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at West Shore Community College was $2,304. The cost of tuition at West Shore Community College is $-5,016 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$3,892

2016 Value

0.309%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 West Shore Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,892. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of West Shore Community College grew by 0.309%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,194

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Shore Community College was of $4,194 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.55% 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

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

13%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at West Shore Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

14.9%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at West Shore Community College was 14.9%, which represents 29 out of the 194 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

West Shore 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 1,274 students enrolled at West Shore Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Shore 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 West Shore 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 West Shore Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Shore Community College has a total enrollment of 1,274 students. The full-time enrollment at West Shore Community College is 335 students and the part-time enrollment is 939. This means that 26.3% of students enrolled at West Shore Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Shore Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.8% White, 7.69% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.41% Black or African American, 0.549% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Shore Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (39.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Shore Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,274 students. The full-time enrollment at West Shore Community College is 335 and the part-time enrollment is 939. This means that 26.3% of students enrolled at West Shore Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 West Shore Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), West Shore Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,055

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    98

  3. Two or More Races

    37

The enrolled student population at West Shore Community College is 82.8% White, 7.69% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.41% Black or African American, 0.549% Asian, 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, 34 students (2.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 97 more women than men received degrees from West Shore Community College. The majority of degree recipients at West Shore Community College are white (224 degrees awarded). There were 14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Shore Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees awarded), Precision Production (10 degrees), and Health (94 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 West Shore Community College are Registered nurses (1,315,125 people), Accountants & auditors (1,093,182 people), Miscellaneous managers (788,382 people), Financial managers (429,357 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (345,235 people).

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees awarded), Precision Production (10 degrees), Health (94 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 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 West Shore Community College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees awarded), Precision Production (10 degrees), Health (94 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 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 West Shore Community College are Hospitals (1,737,118 people), Elementary & secondary schools (789,092 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (615,543 people), Banking & related activities (493,612 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (487,937 people).

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (108 degrees awarded), Precision Production (10 degrees), Health (94 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 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 West Shore 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 West Shore Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 81

  2. 178

In 2016, 81 degrees were awarded to men at West Shore Community College, which is 0.455 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 34 degrees were awarded to men at West Shore Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.5 times less than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 68 degrees were awarded to women at West Shore Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from West Shore Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (36.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Shore Community College is Female and White (36.8% 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, 4.35% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    224 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Shore Community College is white (224 degrees awarded). There were 14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

1.54% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    157 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Shore Community College is white female (157 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (67 degrees).

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Operations

West Shore Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $416k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $149k (36%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, West Shore Community College had a total expenditure of $16.4M. Of that $16.4M, they spent $6.32M on salaries and $16.4M on benefits.

West Shore Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at West Shore Community College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Shore Community College are: Management, with 18 employees, Service, with 15 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$416k

2015 Endowment

0.12%

growth from 2014

West Shore Community College has an endowment valued at about $416k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of West Shore Community College grew 0.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.7M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $173k - Federal

  2. $21.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, West Shore Community College received $173k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$6.32M

Salary Expenditure

$16.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, West Shore Community College had a total expenditure of $16.4M. Of that $16.4M, they spent $6.32M on salaries and $16.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at West Shore Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.32M

2015 Salaries

1.05%

growth from 2014

In 2015, West Shore Community College paid a median of $6.32M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($16.4M) and a 1.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.6% decline from 2013 and a 5.2% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.79M

Instructional Salaries

24

Number of Employees

In 2015, West Shore Community College paid a total of $1.79M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% 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

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Shore Community 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 West Shore Community College were Management with 18 employees; Service with 15 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 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 West Shore Community 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 West Shore Community College.

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