California Aeronautical University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,780
10.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$33,367
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
274
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
30%
6 Graduates

About

California Aeronautical University is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California Aeronautical University were General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (15 degrees awarded), Securities Services Management (0 degrees), and Airway Management & Operations (0 degrees).

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Aeronautical University. 22.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (7 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California Aeronautical University is $15,780, which is $3,951 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California Aeronautical University is $15,780, which is $3,951 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,367.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending California Aeronautical University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,780
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California Aeronautical University was $15,780. The cost of tuition at California Aeronautical University is $3,951 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$33,367
2020 Value
0.498%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California Aeronautical University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,367. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California Aeronautical University grew by 0.498%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,466
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Aeronautical University was of $9,466 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.65% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at California Aeronautical University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 14.9% with respect to 2019, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

California Aeronautical University has a total enrollment of 274 students. The full-time enrollment at California Aeronautical University is 274 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at California Aeronautical University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Aeronautical University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Asian, 5.11% Black or African American, 1.82% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California Aeronautical University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (30.5%) and Asian Male (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20%) and White Female (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Aeronautical University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 274 students. The full-time enrollment at California Aeronautical University is 274 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at California Aeronautical University are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 California Aeronautical University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), California Aeronautical University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    117
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    100
  3. Asian
    28

The enrolled student population at California Aeronautical University is 42.7% White, 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Asian, 5.11% Black or African American, 1.82% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 12 fewer women than men received degrees from California Aeronautical University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California Aeronautical University is unknown (7 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California Aeronautical University is General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (15 degrees awarded), followed by Securities Services Management (0 degrees) and Airway Management & Operations (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California Aeronautical University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (3 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 California Aeronautical University are Accountants & auditors (1,038,395 people), Other managers (716,997 people), Software developers (536,220 people), Financial managers (456,076 people), and Chief executives & legislators (358,594 people).

The most specialized majors at California Aeronautical University are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Business (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), and Legal (0 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 California Aeronautical University are Physicians, Other financial specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at California Aeronautical University are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Business (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), and Legal (0 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 California Aeronautical University are Computer Systems Design (893,650 people), Banking & related activities (527,188 people), Elementary & secondary schools (510,470 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (466,219 people), and Insurance carriers (461,610 people).

The most specialized majors at California Aeronautical University are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Business (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), and Legal (0 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 California Aeronautical University.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California Aeronautical University was General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

17
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 17 degrees were awarded to men at California Aeronautical University, which is 3.4 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to men at California Aeronautical University in General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 3 degrees were awarded to women at California Aeronautical University in Airway Management & Operations, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California Aeronautical University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 16.7% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    7 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded
  3. White
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Aeronautical University is unknown (7 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

31.8% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    5 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California Aeronautical University is hispanic or latino male (5 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3 degrees).

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Operations

California Aeronautical University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, California Aeronautical University had a total salary expenditure of $10.5M. California Aeronautical University employs 27 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at California Aeronautical University are Male Instructors (25), Female Instructors(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Aeronautical University are: Service, with 28 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 9 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, California Aeronautical University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.02M
2020 Salaries
15.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California Aeronautical University paid a median of $5.02M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($10.5M) and a 15.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.8% growth from 2018 and a 6.76% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.45M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2020, California Aeronautical University paid a total of $1.45M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Aeronautical University were Instructor with 27 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Aeronautical University were Service with 28 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 6 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 California Aeronautical University was Male Instructor with 25 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California Aeronautical University.

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