Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$408
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,369
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
20.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,532
15.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34%
90 Graduates

About

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in Berkeley County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were .

In 2019, 1,103 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. 67% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (900 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $408, which is $−7,416 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $408, which is $−7,416 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,369.

In 2019, 19% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$408
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was $408. The cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $−7,416 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,369
2019 Value
9.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,369. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grew by 9.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,023
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was of $8,023 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.82% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

19% of undergraduate students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.4% with respect to 2018, when 23% 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.
20.1%
2017 Default Rate
143
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 20.1%, which represents 143 out of the 711 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

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a total enrollment of 6,532 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 1,041 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,491. This means that 15.9% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.9% White, 5.65% Black or African American, 4.44% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (33.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.32%). 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

15.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,532 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 1,041 and the part-time enrollment is 5,491. This means that 15.9% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,544
  2. Black or African American
    369
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    290

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 84.9% White, 5.65% Black or African American, 4.44% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 375 more women than men received degrees from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white (900 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (76 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (629 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (4 degrees), and Construction (14 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Other managers (84,083 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (61,627 people), Construction managers (47,584 people), Software developers (37,085 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (33,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (629 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Agriculture (11 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (629 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Agriculture (11 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (140,932 people), Construction (123,044 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,076 people), Computer Systems Design (54,171 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (41,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (629 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Agriculture (11 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 Blue Ridge Community and 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

364
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
739
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 364 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, which is 0.493 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (739).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.375 times less than the 304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 304 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.67 times more than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% of students graduating from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is Female and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    900 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white (900 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (76 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    604 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    296 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white female (604 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (296 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $575k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $268k (46.6%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $19.5M. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College employs 29 Instructors, 18 Lecturers, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Female Instructors (15), Female Assistant professors(15), and Male Instructors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, Service, with 17 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$575k
2019 Endowment
8.04%
growth from 2018

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at about $575k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grew 8.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.73M 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: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $629k - Federal
  2. $4.36M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received $629k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.36M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.76M
2019 Salaries
8.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a median of $9.76M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($19.5M) and a 8.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.24% growth from 2017 and a 1.01% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.17M
Instructional Salaries
82
Number of Employees

In 2019, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a total of $5.17M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 53% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Instructor with 29 employees; Lecturer with 18 employees; and Lecturer with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; Service with 17 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was Female Instructor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

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