Catawba Valley Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,128
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,583
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
17%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
4,827
36.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
27.8%
133 Graduates

About

Catawba Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Catawba Valley Community College were .

In 2017, 819 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba Valley Community College. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (582 degrees), 6.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $-5,286 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $-5,286 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,583.

In 2017, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,128
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College was $2,128. The cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $-5,286 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,583
2017 Value
10.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Catawba Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,583. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Catawba Valley Community College grew by 10.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,515
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba Valley Community College was of $9,515 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Catawba Valley Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.16% with respect to 2016, when 49% 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.
17%
2016 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba Valley Community College was 17%, which represents 44 out of the 259 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

Catawba Valley Community College has a total enrollment of 4,827 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,751 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,076. This means that 36.3% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.81% Asian, 7.48% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,827 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,751 and the part-time enrollment is 3,076. This means that 36.3% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Catawba Valley Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Catawba Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,334
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    545
  3. Asian
    377

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College is 69.1% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.81% Asian, 7.48% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% 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, 100 students (2.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 131 more women than men received degrees from Catawba Valley Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Catawba Valley Community College are white (582 degrees awarded). There were 6.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Catawba Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Precision Production (28 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Police officers (123,376 people), Other managers (110,463 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,009 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (44,131 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (43,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (306,336 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (91,704 people), Computer Systems Design (79,453 people), and Construction (72,108 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 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 Catawba Valley Community College.
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 Catawba Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 344
  2. 475

In 2017, 344 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (475).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.778 times less than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 216 degrees were awarded to women at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.29 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Catawba Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catawba Valley Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 0.752% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    582 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba Valley Community College is white (582 degrees awarded). There were 6.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94 degrees).

1.34% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    329 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    253 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Catawba Valley Community College is white female (329 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (253 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.48M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $47.2k (1.36%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Catawba Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of $43M. Catawba Valley Community College employs 140 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Catawba Valley Community College are Female No academic ranks (74), Male No academic ranks(66), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.48M
2017 Endowment
10.6%
growth from 2016

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.48M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba Valley Community College grew 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $177k 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Catawba Valley Community College 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

$23.1M
2017 Salaries
9.76%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Catawba Valley Community College paid a median of $23.1M in salaries, which represents 53.8% of their overall expenditure ($43M) and a 9.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.1% growth from 2015 and a 15.2% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.44M
Instructional Salaries
140
Number of Employees

In 2017, Catawba Valley Community College paid a total of $7.44M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
140 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College were No academic rank with 140 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Management with 43 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 35 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College was Female No academic rank with 74 employees, Male No academic rank with 66 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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