Associates Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,335

1.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,608

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.3%

43,548 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,189,029

36% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.5%

183,399 Graduates

About

Associates Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Associates Colleges were Registered Nursing (87 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (45 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (28 degrees).

In 2017, 1,249,990 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Associates Colleges. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (671,439 degrees), 2.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258304 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Associates Colleges is $3,335, which is $7,365 less than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,414, which is 202% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,658 less than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $3,335, which is $7,093 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,414, which is 202% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,658 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,608.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges was $7,414, which is 202% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,674. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges is $6,658 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $7,093 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$7,608

2017 Value

0.393%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Associates Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,608. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Associates Colleges grew by 0.393%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,346

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Associates Colleges was of $7,346 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.52% 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

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Associates Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.51% with respect to 2016, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Associates Colleges received 43,548 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.31% annual decline. Out of those 43,548 applicants, 32,344 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 6,189,029 students enrolled at Associates Colleges in 2017, and 39.6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Associates Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 50.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

32,344

Accepted Out of 43,548

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Associates Colleges was 74.3% (32,344 admissions from 43,548 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.31%, while admissions declined by -0.916%.

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SAT Scores

39.6%

Submission Percentage

1,195

Scores Submitted

39.6% of enrolled first-time students at Associates Colleges in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Associates Colleges has a total enrollment of 6,189,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,226,744 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,962,285. This means that 36% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 5.93% Asian, 3.4% Two or More Races, 0.814% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.346% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Associates Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.2%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,189,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,226,744 and the part-time enrollment is 3,962,285. This means that 36% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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 Associates Colleges was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (61%), Associates Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,842,120

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,564,487

  3. Black or African American

    795,191

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 5.93% Asian, 3.4% Two or More Races, 0.814% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.346% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 240,767 students (3.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 157400 more women than men received degrees from Associates Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Associates Colleges are white (671,439 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258304 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Associates Colleges is Registered Nursing (87 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (45 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Associates Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (38,365 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (352,491 degrees), and Construction (21,862 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 Associates Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (69,588 people), Other managers (57,643 people), Construction managers (40,235 people), Software developers (23,699 people), and Chief executives & legislators (22,388 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (38,365 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (352,491 degrees), Construction (21,862 degrees), Science Technologies (4,147 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (63,451 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 Associates Colleges are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (38,365 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (352,491 degrees), Construction (21,862 degrees), Science Technologies (4,147 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (63,451 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 Associates Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (111,940 people), Construction (100,165 people), Computer Systems Design (55,328 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (38,080 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (32,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (38,365 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (352,491 degrees), Construction (21,862 degrees), Science Technologies (4,147 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (63,451 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 Associates Colleges.

Most Common

  1. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Associates Colleges was Registered Nursing with 87 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 546,295

  2. 703,695

In 2017, 546,295 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (703,695).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 84926 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.617 times less than the 137633 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 137633 degrees were awarded to women at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.62 times more than the 84926 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Associates Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (35.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Associates Colleges is Female and Asian (35.7% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 2.76% of graduates (5060 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    671,439 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    258,304 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    152,317 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Associates Colleges is white (671,439 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258304 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (37,100 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    367,793 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    303,646 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    151,437 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Associates Colleges is white female (367,793 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (303,646 degrees).

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Operations

Associates Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $3.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $251M (6.87k%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all .

In 2017, Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $35.8M. Of that $35.8M, they spent $14.9M on salaries and $35.8M on benefits.

Associates Colleges employs 43,906 Instructors, 26,675 No academic ranks, and 15,672 Professors. Most academics at Associates Colleges are Female Instructors (23,582), Male Instructors(20,324), and Female No academic ranks (14,897).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 49516 employees, Management, with 32289 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26529 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.66M

2017 Endowment

8.28%

growth from 2016

Associates Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $3.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Associates Colleges grew 8.28% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.55B - Federal

  2. $1.98B - State

  3. $291M - Local

As of 2017, Associates Colleges received $1.55B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.98B from state grants and contracts, and $291M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$14.9M

Salary Expenditure

$35.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $35.8M. Of that $35.8M, they spent $14.9M on salaries and $35.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Associates Colleges as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.9M

2017 Salaries

2.39%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Associates Colleges paid a median of $14.9M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($35.8M) and a 2.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.691% growth from 2015 and a 0.216% growth from 2014.

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Instructional Salaries

$7.54B

Instructional Salaries

109,310

Number of Employees

In 2017, Associates Colleges paid a total of $7.54B to 109,310 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

43906 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49516 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Instructor with 43,906 employees; No academic rank with 26,675 employees; and No academic rank with 15,672 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 49,516 employees; Management with 32,289 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26,529 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Associates Colleges was Female Instructor with 23,582 employees, Male Instructor with 20,324 employees, and Female No academic rank with 14,897 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Associates Colleges.

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