Chattanooga State Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,032
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,479
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
7,452
45.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
21.4%
334 Graduates

About

Chattanooga State Community College is a higher education institution located in Hamilton County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chattanooga State Community College were .

In 2020, 1,473 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chattanooga State Community College. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,179 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chattanooga State Community College is $4,032, which is $−3,948 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chattanooga State Community College is $4,032, which is $−3,948 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,479.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,032
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Chattanooga State Community College was $4,032. The cost of tuition at Chattanooga State Community College is $−3,948 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,479
2020 Value
5.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Chattanooga State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,479. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Chattanooga State Community College grew by 5.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chattanooga State Community College was of $7,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Chattanooga State Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.3% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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.
13.4%
2018 Default Rate
257
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Chattanooga State Community College was 13.4%, which represents 257 out of the 1918 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

Chattanooga State Community College has a total enrollment of 7,452 students. The full-time enrollment at Chattanooga State Community College is 3,404 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,048. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Chattanooga State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chattanooga State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chattanooga State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (7.46%). 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

45.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chattanooga State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,452 students. The full-time enrollment at Chattanooga State Community College is 3,404 and the part-time enrollment is 4,048. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Chattanooga State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
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 Chattanooga State Community College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Chattanooga State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,273
  2. Black or African American
    991
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    642

The enrolled student population at Chattanooga State Community College is 70.8% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0403% 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, 21 students (0.282%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 357 more women than men received degrees from Chattanooga State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chattanooga State Community College is white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chattanooga State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (187 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chattanooga State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (84,990 people), Other managers (59,146 people), Software developers (36,533 people), Preschool & kindergarten teachers (29,137 people), and Education administrators (26,438 people).

The most specialized majors at Chattanooga State Community College are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Legal (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 Chattanooga State Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Chattanooga State Community College are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Legal (29 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 Chattanooga State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (188,870 people), Computer Systems Design (53,969 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (52,603 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,542 people), and Construction (39,871 people).

The most specialized majors at Chattanooga State Community College are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Legal (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 Chattanooga State 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 Chattanooga State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

558
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
915
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 558 degrees were awarded to men at Chattanooga State Community College, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (915).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Chattanooga State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.614 times less than the 334 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 334 degrees were awarded to women at Chattanooga State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.63 times more than the 205 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% of students graduating from Chattanooga State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chattanooga State Community College is Female and Asian (37.5% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,179 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chattanooga State Community College is white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (105 degrees).

0.204% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    733 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    446 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Chattanooga State Community College is white female (733 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (446 degrees).

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Operations

Chattanooga State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.35M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $485k (9.07%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Chattanooga State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $83.4M. Chattanooga State Community College employs 106 Instructors, 48 Associate professors, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at Chattanooga State Community College are Female Instructors (54), Male Instructors(52), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chattanooga State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, Service, with 69 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.35M
2020 Endowment
82.8%
growth from 2019

Chattanooga State Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.35M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Chattanooga State Community College grew 82.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $928k 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.26M - Federal
  2. $2.19M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Chattanooga State Community College received $4.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.19M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.4M
2020 Salaries
2.06%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Chattanooga State Community College paid a median of $37.4M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($83.4M) and a 2.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.23% decline from 2018 and a 1.56% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.3M
Instructional Salaries
231
Number of Employees

In 2020, Chattanooga State Community College paid a total of $13.3M to 231 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chattanooga State Community College were Instructor with 106 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chattanooga State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees; Service with 69 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chattanooga State Community College was Female Instructor with 54 employees, Male Instructor with 52 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Chattanooga State Community College.

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