Big Bend Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,230
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,215
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,892
71.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
36.7%
110 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 2020, 768 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Big Bend Community College. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (367 degrees), 1.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (315 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $4,230, which is $−3,750 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $4,230, which is $−3,750 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,215.

In 2020, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,230
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College was $4,230. The cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College is $−3,750 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,215
2020 Value
19.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Big Bend Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,215. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Big Bend Community College grew by 19.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,135
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Big Bend Community College was of $9,135 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.05% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Big Bend Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 46% 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%
2018 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Big Bend Community College was 11%, which represents 28 out of the 254 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 1,892 students. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,359 students and the part-time enrollment is 533. This means that 71.8% 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 47.1% White, 41.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.97% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.687% Black or African American, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Big Bend Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.6%) and White Male (21.9%). 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

71.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Big Bend Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,892 students. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,359 and the part-time enrollment is 533. This means that 71.8% of students enrolled at Big Bend Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Big Bend Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    892
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    777
  3. Two or More Races
    94

The enrolled student population at Big Bend Community College is 47.1% White, 41.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.97% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.687% Black or African American, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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.

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, 75 students (3.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 172 more women than men received degrees from Big Bend Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Big Bend Community College is white (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (315 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 (59 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (327 degrees), and Construction (19 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 (1,458,959 people), Secondary school teachers (469,348 people), Education administrators (246,648 people), Special education teachers (204,422 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (190,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (59 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (327 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), Education (134 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (27 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 Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (59 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (327 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), Education (134 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (27 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 (2,675,629 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (207,056 people), Construction (132,626 people), Child day care services (99,389 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (96,933 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (59 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (327 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), Education (134 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (27 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 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

298
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
470
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 298 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (470).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.66 times less than the 197 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 197 degrees were awarded to women at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.52 times more than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% 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, 40% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Big Bend Community College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 3.64% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    367 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    315 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Big Bend Community College is white (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (315 degrees).

4.43% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    215 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    201 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Big Bend Community College is hispanic or latino female (215 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (201 degrees).

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Operations

Big Bend Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.17M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $292k (13.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Big Bend Community College had a total salary expenditure of $36M. Big Bend Community College employs 48 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Big Bend Community College are Male Instructors (29), Female Instructors(19), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College are: Management, with 31 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.17M
2020 Endowment
7.04%
growth from 2019

Big Bend Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.17M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Big Bend Community College grew 7.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.26M 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. $3.26M - Federal
  2. $3.65M - State
  3. $4.71M - Local

As of 2020, Big Bend Community College received $3.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.65M from state grants and contracts, and $4.71M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.5M
2020 Salaries
16%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Big Bend Community College paid a median of $14.5M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($36M) and a 16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.82% decline from 2018 and a 2.79% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.52M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Big Bend Community College paid a total of $3.52M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2020, 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 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College were Management with 31 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Big Bend Community College was Male Instructor with 29 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

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

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