Associates Colleges

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,285

2.91% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,639

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

73.2%

44,579 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,235,752

36.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.5%

183,065 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 Dental Hygiene (22 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (9 degrees).

In 2016, 1,218,344 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Associates Colleges. 56.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (668,123 degrees), 2.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Associates Colleges is $3,285, which is $7,725 less than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,320, which is 203% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,648 less than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $3,285, which is $7,430 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,320, which is 203% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,648 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,639.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,285

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges was $7,320, which is 203% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,610. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges is $6,648 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $7,430 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$7,639

2016 Value

0.495%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Associates Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,639. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Associates Colleges grew by 0.495%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,304

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Associates Colleges was of $7,304 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.18% 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

23%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Associates Colleges received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Associates Colleges received 44,579 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16% annual decline. Out of those 44,579 applicants, 32,643 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,235,752 students enrolled at Associates Colleges in 2016, and 27.5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Associates Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 54.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

32,643

Accepted Out of 44,579

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Associates Colleges was 73.2% (32,643 admissions from 44,579 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -160%, while admissions declined by -194%.

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SAT Scores

27.5%

Submission Percentage

872

Scores Submitted

27.5% of enrolled first-time students at Associates Colleges in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Associates Colleges has a total enrollment of 6,235,752 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,276,978 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,958,774. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 5.87% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.832% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.351% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Associates Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.7%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,235,752 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,276,978 and the part-time enrollment is 3,958,774. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

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 Associates Colleges was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (60%), 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

    2,916,981

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,523,808

  3. Black or African American

    811,757

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 5.87% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.832% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.351% 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, 241,764 students (3.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 161140 more women than men received degrees from Associates Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Associates Colleges are white (668,123 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235124 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Associates Colleges is Dental Hygiene (22 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (9 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 (36,082 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (337,185 degrees), and Construction (20,647 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 Associates Colleges are Miscellaneous managers (72,247 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (66,955 people), Construction managers (35,753 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (31,703 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (19,391 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (36,082 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (337,185 degrees), Construction (20,647 degrees), Science Technologies (3,838 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61,012 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (36,082 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (337,185 degrees), Construction (20,647 degrees), Science Technologies (3,838 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61,012 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 (106,490 people), Construction (90,888 people), Computer Systems Design (58,609 people), Hospitals (38,221 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (35,128 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Precision Production (36,082 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (337,185 degrees), Construction (20,647 degrees), Science Technologies (3,838 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61,012 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. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Associates Colleges was Dental Hygiene with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 528,602

  2. 689,742

In 2016, 528,602 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges, which is 0.766 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (689,742).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 82402 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.62 times less than the 132861 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 132861 degrees were awarded to women at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 82402 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% of students graduating from Associates Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 (35.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Associates Colleges is Female and Asian (35.8% 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 (5047 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    668,123 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    235,124 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    153,807 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Associates Colleges is white (668,123 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235124 degrees).

3.18% of degree recipients (38,721 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    370,837 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    297,286 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    137,057 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Associates Colleges is white female (370,837 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (297,286 degrees).

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Operations

Associates Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $3.12M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $145M (4.66k%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all .

In 2015, Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $32.4M. Of that $32.4M, they spent $17.1M on salaries and $32.4M on benefits.

Associates Colleges employs 45,257 Instructors, 25,839 No academic ranks, and 15,680 Professors. Most academics at Associates Colleges are Female Instructors (24,491), Male Instructors(20,766), and Female No academic ranks (14,328).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50756 employees, Management, with 32065 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25996 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.12M

2015 Endowment

0.405%

growth from 2014

Associates Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $3.12M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Associates Colleges grew 0.405% 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. $1.14B - Federal

  2. $1.22B - State

  3. $189M - Local

As of 2015, Associates Colleges received $1.14B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.22B from state grants and contracts, and $189M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.1M

Salary Expenditure

$32.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $32.4M. Of that $32.4M, they spent $17.1M on salaries and $32.4M 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

$17.1M

2015 Salaries

1.79%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Associates Colleges paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($32.4M) and a 1.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% growth from 2013 and a 3.43% growth from 2012.

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Instructional Salaries

$7.31B

Instructional Salaries

111,069

Number of Employees

In 2015, Associates Colleges paid a total of $7.31B to 111,069 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.3% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

45257 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50756 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Instructor with 45,257 employees; No academic rank with 25,839 employees; and No academic rank with 15,680 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 50,756 employees; Management with 32,065 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25,996 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Associates Colleges was Female Instructor with 24,491 employees, Male Instructor with 20,766 employees, and Female No academic rank with 14,328 employees.

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

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