College of Lake County

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,416
2.52% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,003
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.98%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
13,743
30.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.1%
341 Graduates

About

College of Lake County is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Lake County were .

In 2019, 3,021 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Lake County. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,448 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1038 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Lake County is $3,416, which is $−4,408 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Lake County is $3,416, which is $−4,408 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,003.

In 2019, 24% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,416
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of Lake County was $3,416. The cost of tuition at College of Lake County is $−4,408 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,003
2019 Value
3.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of Lake County had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,003. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of Lake County grew by 3.44%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,340
Room and Board
$1,176
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Lake County was of $5,340 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,176. The cost of room and board increased by 0.376% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

24% of undergraduate students at College of Lake County received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
7.98%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of Lake County was 7.98%, which represents 36 out of the 451 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

College of Lake County has a total enrollment of 13,743 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Lake County is 4,140 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,603. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at College of Lake County are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Lake County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.5% Hispanic or Latino, 37% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of Lake County in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%). 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

30.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Lake County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,743 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Lake County is 4,140 and the part-time enrollment is 9,603. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at College of Lake County are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 College of Lake County was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of Lake County had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,984
  2. White
    5,090
  3. Black or African American
    788

The enrolled student population at College of Lake County is 43.5% Hispanic or Latino, 37% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% 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 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, 486 students (3.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 147 more women than men received degrees from College of Lake County. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Lake County is white (1,448 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1038 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Lake County, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (453 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (167 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 College of Lake County are Registered nurses (1,411,962 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (160,827 people), Medical & health services managers (158,287 people), Pharmacists (141,894 people), and Physicians (135,717 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Mechanical Technologies (453 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (167 degrees), Health (875 degrees), and Human Sciences (53 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 College of Lake County are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Mechanical Technologies (453 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (167 degrees), Health (875 degrees), and Human Sciences (53 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 College of Lake County are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,552,905 people), Elementary & secondary schools (452,505 people), Outpatient care centers (261,031 people), Offices of physicians (248,260 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,192 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Lake County are Mechanical Technologies (453 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (167 degrees), Health (875 degrees), and Human Sciences (53 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 College of Lake County.
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 College of Lake County was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,437
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,584
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,437 degrees were awarded to men at College of Lake County, which is 0.907 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,584).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 323 degrees were awarded to men at College of Lake County in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.666 times less than the 485 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 485 degrees were awarded to women at College of Lake County in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.5 times more than the 323 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from College of Lake County completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% 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 College of Lake County is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 3.52% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,448 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,038 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Lake County is white (1,448 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1038 degrees).

3.67% of degree recipients (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    736 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    712 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    546 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Lake County is white female (736 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (712 degrees).

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Operations

College of Lake County has an endowment valued at nearly $1.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.35M (212%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, College of Lake County had a total salary expenditure of $176M. College of Lake County employs 203 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at College of Lake County are Female Instructors (109), Male Instructors(94), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Lake County are: Service, with 106 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 88 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.58M
2019 Endowment
3.47%
growth from 2018

College of Lake County has an endowment valued at about $1.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Lake County grew 3.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.72M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at College of Lake County (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High 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 2019, College of Lake County 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

$69.2M
2019 Salaries
6.57%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of Lake County paid a median of $69.2M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($176M) and a 6.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.393% growth from 2017 and a 0.584% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M
Instructional Salaries
203
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of Lake County paid a total of $21.2M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
203 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
106 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Lake County were Instructor with 203 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Lake County were Service with 106 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Lake County was Female Instructor with 109 employees, Male Instructor with 94 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of Lake County.

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