Blue Ridge Community College (231536)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,942
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.53%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,462
30.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.4%
128 Graduates

About

Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is a higher education institution located in Augusta County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) were .

In 2020, 991 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Ridge Community College (231536). 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 (798 degrees), 7.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is $4,620, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is $4,620, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,942.

In 2020, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is $−3,360 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,942
2020 Value
5.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Blue Ridge Community College (231536) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,942. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Blue Ridge Community College (231536) grew by 5.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,875
Room and Board
$1,358
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) was of $9,875 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,358. The cost of room and board increased by 2.44% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.41% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
9%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.65% with respect to 2019, when 43% 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.
8.53%
2018 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) was 8.53%, which represents 36 out of the 422 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 College (231536) has a total enrollment of 3,462 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is 1,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,408. This means that 30.4% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community College (231536), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.6% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 2.48% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.11%). 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

30.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College (231536), both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,462 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is 1,054 and the part-time enrollment is 2,408. This means that 30.4% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 Blue Ridge Community College (231536) was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Blue Ridge Community College (231536) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,410
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    408
  3. Black or African American
    174

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is 69.6% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 2.48% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% 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, 228 students (6.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 221 more women than men received degrees from Blue Ridge Community College (231536). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is white (798 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Ridge Community College (231536), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (44 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 College (231536) are Other managers (98,052 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (90,302 people), Software developers (49,472 people), Construction managers (47,291 people), and Registered nurses (35,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 College (231536) are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 College (231536) are Elementary & secondary schools (197,054 people), Construction (119,980 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (101,772 people), Computer Systems Design (77,063 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 College (231536).
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 College (231536) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

385
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
606
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community College (231536), which is 0.635 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (606).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.566 times less than the 159 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.94 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Blue Ridge Community College (231536) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is Female and Asian (33.3% 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, 2.34% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    798 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is white (798 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    486 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    312 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) is white female (486 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (312 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Ridge Community College (231536) has an endowment valued at nearly $8.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $186k (2.13%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Blue Ridge Community College (231536) had a total salary expenditure of $31.8M. Blue Ridge Community College (231536) employs 21 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are Male Associate professors (13), Female Assistant professors(12), and Female Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) are: Management, with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.72M
2020 Endowment
1.25%
decline from 2019

Blue Ridge Community College (231536) has an endowment valued at about $8.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Ridge Community College (231536) declined 1.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.29M higher 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $627k - Federal
  2. $123k - State
  3. $521k - Local

As of 2020, Blue Ridge Community College (231536) received $627k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $123k from state grants and contracts, and $521k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2020 Salaries
1.19%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Blue Ridge Community College (231536) paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($31.8M) and a 1.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.53% growth from 2018 and a 7.68% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.25M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2020, Blue Ridge Community College (231536) paid a total of $4.25M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) were Associate professor with 21 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) were Management with 47 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community College (231536) was Male Associate professor with 13 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Blue Ridge Community College (231536).

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