Big Bend Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,852
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$6,266
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
18.6%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,975
73.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
36.1%
120 Graduates

About

Big Bend Community College is a higher education institution located in Grant County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Big Bend Community College were .

In 2017, 936 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Big Bend Community College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (441 degrees), 1.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $3,852, which is $-3,562 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $3,852, which is $-3,562 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,266.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,852
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College was $3,852. The cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College is $-3,562 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,266
2017 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Big Bend Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,266. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Big Bend Community College grew by 12.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,607
Room and Board
$825
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Big Bend Community College was of $8,607 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 1.74% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Big Bend Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.84% with respect to 2016, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
18.6%
2016 Default Rate
64
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Big Bend Community College was 18.6%, which represents 64 out of the 344 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

Big Bend Community College has a total enrollment of 1,975 students. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,446 students and the part-time enrollment is 529. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at Big Bend Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Big Bend Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.4% White, 37.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.861% Black or African American, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Big Bend Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Big Bend Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,975 students. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,446 and the part-time enrollment is 529. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at Big Bend Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Big Bend Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Big Bend 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
    976
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    743
  3. Two or More Races
    73

The enrolled student population at Big Bend Community College is 49.4% White, 37.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.861% Black or African American, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% 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, 106 students (5.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 156 more women than men received degrees from Big Bend Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Big Bend Community College are white (441 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Big Bend Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (362 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 Big Bend Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,855,308 people), Secondary school teachers (291,188 people), Education administrators (242,555 people), Special education teachers (113,906 people), and Other managers (97,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (362 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Big Bend Community College are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (362 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Big Bend Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,679,588 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,140 people), Construction (124,749 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,662 people), and Child day care services (93,286 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (118 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (362 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Big Bend Community 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 Big Bend Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 390
  2. 546

In 2017, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (546).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.692 times less than the 214 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 214 degrees were awarded to women at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.45 times more than the 148 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Big Bend Community 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 42% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Big Bend Community College is Female and Black or African American (100% 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, 5% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    441 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    395 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Big Bend Community College is white (441 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

4.59% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    267 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    243 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Big Bend Community College is hispanic or latino female (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (243 degrees).

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Operations

Big Bend Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $158k (8.5%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Big Bend Community College had a total salary expenditure of $32.1M. Big Bend Community College employs 48 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Big Bend Community College are Male Instructors (31), Female Instructors(17), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Management with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.85M
2017 Endowment
14.5%
decline from 2016

Big Bend Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Big Bend Community College declined 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.81M 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. $2.77M - Federal
  2. $3.57M - State
  3. $2.19M - Local

As of 2017, Big Bend Community College received $2.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.57M from state grants and contracts, and $2.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.1M
2017 Salaries
12.2%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Big Bend Community College paid a median of $13.1M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($32.1M) and a 12.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.16% decline from 2015 and a 4.3% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.93M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2017, Big Bend Community College paid a total of $2.93M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Big Bend Community College were Instructor with 48 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees; and Management with 27 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 Big Bend Community College was Male Instructor with 31 employees, Female Instructor with 17 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Big Bend Community College.

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