Cascadia College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,635
2.48% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,488
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.36%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,387
50% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30.2%
83 Graduates

About

Cascadia College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cascadia College were Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 766 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cascadia College. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (365 degrees), 3.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (93 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $3,635, which is $−4,189 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $3,635, which is $−4,189 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,488.

In 2019, 14% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,635
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cascadia College was $3,635. The cost of tuition at Cascadia College is $−4,189 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,488
2019 Value
3.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cascadia College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,488. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cascadia College grew by 3.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140
Room and Board
$825
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cascadia College was of $10,140 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

14% of undergraduate students at Cascadia College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2018, when 16% 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.
6.36%
2017 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cascadia College was 6.36%, which represents 14 out of the 220 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

Cascadia College has a total enrollment of 3,387 students. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,694 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,693. This means that 50% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.5% White, 13.7% Asian, 10.9% Two or More Races, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.472% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cascadia College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.9%), followed by White Female (21.7%) and Two or More Races Female (6.55%). 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

50%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cascadia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,387 students. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,694 and the part-time enrollment is 1,693. This means that 50% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Cascadia College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Cascadia College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,576
  2. Asian
    465
  3. Two or More Races
    368

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College is 46.5% White, 13.7% Asian, 10.9% Two or More Races, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Black or African American, 0.472% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.148% 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.

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, 295 students (8.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 12 more women than men received degrees from Cascadia College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cascadia College is white (365 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (93 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cascadia College is Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cascadia College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (424 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (31 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 Cascadia College are Software developers (578,628 people), Physicians (458,202 people), Other managers (270,181 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,914 people), and Other Physical Scientists (165,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (424 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Biology (23 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 Cascadia College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (424 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Biology (23 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 Cascadia College are Computer Systems Design (635,847 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (537,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,835 people), Elementary & secondary schools (355,765 people), and Offices of physicians (239,673 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (424 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Biology (23 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 Cascadia College.
Most Common
  1. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cascadia College was Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research with 12 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

377
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
389
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 377 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College, which is 0.969 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.669 times less than the 254 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 254 degrees were awarded to women at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.49 times more than the 170 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cascadia College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 7.23% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    365 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cascadia College is white (365 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (93 degrees).

9.66% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    189 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cascadia College is white male (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (176 degrees).

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Operations

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.62M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $133k (8.23%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Cascadia College had a total salary expenditure of $34.2M. Cascadia College employs 47 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cascadia College are Female No academic ranks (27), Male No academic ranks(20), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.62M
2019 Endowment
6.31%
growth from 2018

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at about $1.62M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cascadia College grew 6.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.69M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $141k - Federal
  2. $369k - State
  3. $4.59M - Local

As of 2019, Cascadia College received $141k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $369k from state grants and contracts, and $4.59M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.4M
2019 Salaries
3.08%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Cascadia College paid a median of $13.4M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($34.2M) and a 3.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.81% growth from 2017 and a 6.59% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.38M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cascadia College paid a total of $3.38M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cascadia College were No academic rank with 47 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College were Management with 28 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cascadia College was Female No academic rank with 27 employees, Male No academic rank with 20 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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