Casper College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,256

5.62% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,040

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,409

45.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.7%

180 Graduates

About

Casper College is a higher education institution located in Natrona County, WY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Casper College were .

In 2017, 794 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Casper College. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (700 degrees), 18.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Casper College is $2,256, which is $-5,158 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Casper College is $2,256, which is $-5,158 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,040.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,256

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Casper College was $2,256. The cost of tuition at Casper College is $-5,158 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,040

2017 Value

7.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Casper College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,040. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Casper College grew by 7.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,010

Room and Board

$960

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Casper College was of $7,010 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. The cost of room and board increased by 4.21% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Casper College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 82.1% with respect to 2016, when 28% 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.

10.5%

2016 Default Rate

37

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Casper College was 10.5%, which represents 37 out of the 352 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

Casper College has a total enrollment of 3,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Casper College is 1,566 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,843. This means that 45.9% of students enrolled at Casper College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Casper College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.2% White, 7.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Two or More Races, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.851% Asian, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Casper College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Casper College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Casper College is 1,566 and the part-time enrollment is 1,843. This means that 45.9% of students enrolled at Casper College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Casper College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Casper College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,836

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    255

  3. Two or More Races

    78

The enrolled student population at Casper College is 83.2% White, 7.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Two or More Races, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.851% Asian, and 0.205% 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.

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, 115 students (3.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 186 more women than men received degrees from Casper College. The majority of degree recipients at Casper College are white (700 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Casper College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Casper College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (45 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (51 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 Casper College are Registered nurses (1,308,068 people), Medical & health services managers (141,513 people), Other managers (140,750 people), Pharmacists (131,418 people), and Police officers (122,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Casper College are Agriculture (45 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (253 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 Casper College are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Casper College are Agriculture (45 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (253 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Casper College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,449,502 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,505 people), Elementary & secondary schools (298,049 people), Outpatient care centers (208,615 people), and Offices of physicians (192,467 people).

The most specialized majors at Casper College are Agriculture (45 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (253 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 Casper 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 Casper College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 304

  2. 490

In 2017, 304 degrees were awarded to men at Casper College, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (490).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Casper College in General Studies, which is 0.478 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Casper College in General Studies, which is 2.09 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Casper College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Casper College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 3.89% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    700 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Casper College is white (700 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    432 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Casper College is white female (432 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (268 degrees).

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Operations

Casper College has an endowment valued at nearly $34.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.45M (7.15%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Casper College had a total salary expenditure of $57.6M. Casper College employs 140 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Casper College are Male Instructors (77), Female Instructors(63), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Casper College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Service, with 50 employees, and Management with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.3M

2017 Endowment

7.47%

growth from 2016

Casper College has an endowment valued at about $34.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Casper College grew 7.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.6M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.47M - Federal

  2. $550k - State

  3. $256k - Local

As of 2017, Casper College received $1.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $550k from state grants and contracts, and $256k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.6M

2017 Salaries

3.38%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Casper College paid a median of $24.6M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($57.6M) and a 3.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.25% growth from 2015 and a 1.26% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.94M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2017, Casper College paid a total of $8.94M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

140 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

56 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Casper College were Instructor with 140 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Casper College were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; Service with 50 employees; and Management with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Casper College was Male Instructor with 77 employees, Female Instructor with 63 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Casper College.

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