Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$296

2.78% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,555

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

20.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,708

17.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29.2%

80 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 2017, 1,137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (933 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $296, which is $-7,118 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $296, which is $-7,118 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,555.

In 2017, 26% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$296

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was $296. The cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $-7,118 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,555

2017 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,555. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,447

Room and Board

$1,364

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was of $7,447 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.03% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

26%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

21%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

26% of undergraduate students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 10.3% with respect to 2016, when 29% 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.

20.5%

2016 Default Rate

153

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 20.5%, which represents 153 out of the 746 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 5,708 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 996 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,712. This means that 17.4% 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 85.1% White, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Two or More Races Female (3.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

17.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,708 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 996 and the part-time enrollment is 4,712. This means that 17.4% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Blue Ridge Community and 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

    4,859

  2. Black or African American

    330

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    229

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 85.1% White, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 245 more women than men received degrees from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are white (933 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 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 Science Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 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 Software developers (431,375 people), Other managers (143,255 people), Computer occupations, all other (132,210 people), Computer programmers (117,121 people), and Computer & information systems managers (106,156 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Science Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (31 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Marketing managers, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Science Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (31 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 Computer Systems Design (506,491 people), Elementary & secondary schools (162,754 people), Construction (126,545 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,680 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (84,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Science Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (31 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 446

  2. 691

In 2017, 446 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (691).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.498 times less than the 271 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 271 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.01 times more than the 135 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 29% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    933 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white (933 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

0.88% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    557 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    376 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white female (557 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (376 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $511k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $81.3k (15.9%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $18.7M. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College employs 30 Instructors, 22 Assistant professors, and 16 Lecturers. Most academics at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Female Instructors (18), Female Assistant professors(18), and Male Instructors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 16 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$511k

2017 Endowment

2.18%

growth from 2016

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at about $511k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grew 2.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.15M 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. $1.85M - Federal

  2. $2.47M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received $1.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.31M

2017 Salaries

1.01%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a median of $8.31M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.7M) and a 1.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.66% growth from 2015 and a 7.36% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.16M

Instructional Salaries

75

Number of Employees

In 2017, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a total of $4.16M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 50% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

30 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Instructor with 30 employees; Assistant professor with 22 employees; and Assistant professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees; and Service 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was Female Instructor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Instructor with 12 employees.

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

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