Aiken Technical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,536
2.72% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,362
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,925
31.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25.8%
57 Graduates

About

Aiken Technical College is a higher education institution located in Aiken County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Aiken Technical College were .

In 2020, 392 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aiken Technical College. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (267 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aiken Technical College is $4,536, which is $−3,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aiken Technical College is $4,536, which is $−3,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,362.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending Aiken Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,536
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Aiken Technical College was $4,536. The cost of tuition at Aiken Technical College is $−3,444 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,362
2020 Value
23.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Aiken Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,362. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Aiken Technical College grew by 23.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,750
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aiken Technical College was of $6,750 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 87.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Aiken Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.9% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
11.8%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Aiken Technical College was 11.8%, which represents 50 out of the 423 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

Aiken Technical College has a total enrollment of 1,925 students. The full-time enrollment at Aiken Technical College is 608 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,317. This means that 31.6% of students enrolled at Aiken Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aiken Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% White, 32.1% Black or African American, 8.94% Hispanic or Latino, 0.987% Asian, 0.883% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.831% Two or More Races, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aiken Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.8%). 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

31.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aiken Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,925 students. The full-time enrollment at Aiken Technical College is 608 and the part-time enrollment is 1,317. This means that 31.6% of students enrolled at Aiken Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2020 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 Aiken Technical College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Aiken Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,069
  2. Black or African American
    617
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    172

The enrolled student population at Aiken Technical College is 55.5% White, 32.1% Black or African American, 8.94% Hispanic or Latino, 0.987% Asian, 0.883% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.831% Two or More Races, and 0.26% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 138 more women than men received degrees from Aiken Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Aiken Technical College is white (267 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aiken Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (18 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (21 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 Aiken Technical College are Registered nurses (1,331,570 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (187,251 people), Medical & health services managers (160,944 people), Physicians (142,664 people), and Pharmacists (137,894 people).

The most specialized majors at Aiken Technical College are Science Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Health (167 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (92 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 Aiken Technical College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Aiken Technical College are Science Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Health (167 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (92 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 Aiken Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,536,810 people), Elementary & secondary schools (450,186 people), Outpatient care centers (239,627 people), Offices of physicians (211,685 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (196,343 people).

The most specialized majors at Aiken Technical College are Science Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Health (167 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (92 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 Aiken Technical 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 Aiken Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

127
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
265
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Aiken Technical College, which is 0.479 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (265).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Aiken Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.508 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Aiken Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.97 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% of students graduating from Aiken Technical 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 28% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (35.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aiken Technical College is Male and White (35.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.75% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    267 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aiken Technical College is white (267 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

0.765% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Aiken Technical College is white female (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (96 degrees).

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Operations

Aiken Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.56M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $439k (12.3%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Aiken Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $22.9M. Aiken Technical College employs 52 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Aiken Technical College are Female No academic ranks (27), Male No academic ranks(25), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aiken Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.56M
2020 Endowment
3.01%
growth from 2019

Aiken Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.56M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Aiken Technical College grew 3.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $865k 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-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.51M - Federal
  2. $3.21M - State
  3. $65.9k - Local

As of 2020, Aiken Technical College received $1.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.21M from state grants and contracts, and $65.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.85M
2020 Salaries
0.895%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Aiken Technical College paid a median of $8.85M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($22.9M) and a 0.895% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.265% growth from 2018 and a 2.77% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.66M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2020, Aiken Technical College paid a total of $2.66M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aiken Technical College were No academic rank with 52 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aiken Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aiken Technical College was Female No academic rank with 27 employees, and Male No academic rank with 25 employees.

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