College of the Canyons

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,538
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.49%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
19,089
31.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.8%
615 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 4,452 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Canyons. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,977 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1534 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Canyons is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Canyons is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,538.

In 2019, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of the Canyons was $1,104. The cost of tuition at College of the Canyons is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,538
2019 Value
0.523%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of the Canyons had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,538. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of the Canyons grew by 0.523%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,779
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Canyons was of $13,779 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at College of the Canyons received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.65% with respect to 2018, when 43% 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.
5.49%
2017 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Canyons was 5.49%, which represents 25 out of the 455 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 the Canyons has a total enrollment of 19,089 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Canyons is 6,040 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,049. This means that 31.6% of students enrolled at College of the Canyons are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Canyons, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.3% White, 11.1% Asian, 5.15% Black or African American, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Canyons in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.6%) and White Male (14.1%). 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

31.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Canyons, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,089 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Canyons is 6,040 and the part-time enrollment is 13,049. This means that 31.6% of students enrolled at College of the Canyons are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 the Canyons was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of the Canyons 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
    9,446
  2. White
    5,407
  3. Asian
    2,116

The enrolled student population at College of the Canyons is 49.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.3% White, 11.1% Asian, 5.15% Black or African American, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% 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, 513 students (2.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 570 more women than men received degrees from College of the Canyons. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Canyons is hispanic or latino (1,977 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1534 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Canyons, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (845 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (52 degrees), and Math & Statistics (106 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 College of the Canyons are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (314,380 people), Other managers (288,818 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (194,763 people), Postsecondary teachers (150,314 people), and Chief executives & legislators (131,862 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Canyons are Social Sciences (845 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (52 degrees), Math & Statistics (106 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,050 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (166 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 the Canyons are Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at College of the Canyons are Social Sciences (845 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (52 degrees), Math & Statistics (106 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,050 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (166 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 College of the Canyons are Elementary & secondary schools (504,655 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,026 people), Legal services (253,615 people), Computer Systems Design (247,545 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (206,754 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Canyons are Social Sciences (845 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (52 degrees), Math & Statistics (106 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,050 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (166 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 the Canyons.
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 the Canyons was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,941
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,511
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,941 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Canyons, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,511).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 366 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Canyons in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.577 times less than the 634 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 634 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Canyons in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.73 times more than the 366 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from College of the Canyons completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Canyons is Female and Asian (61.7% 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, 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. Hispanic or Latino
    1,977 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,534 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    544 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Canyons is hispanic or latino (1,977 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1534 degrees).

0.584% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,172 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    846 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    805 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Canyons is hispanic or latino female (1,172 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (846 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Canyons has an endowment valued at nearly $4.14M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.3M (31.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, College of the Canyons had a total salary expenditure of $200M. College of the Canyons employs 156 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of the Canyons are Female Professors (84), Male Professors(72), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Canyons are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 103 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.14M
2019 Endowment
125%
growth from 2018

College of the Canyons has an endowment valued at about $4.14M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Canyons grew 125% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $160k 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.85M - Federal
  2. $29.1M - State
  3. $2.58M - Local

As of 2019, College of the Canyons received $2.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$86.7M
2019 Salaries
6.33%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of the Canyons paid a median of $86.7M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 6.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.11% growth from 2017 and a 7.27% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M
Instructional Salaries
193
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of the Canyons paid a total of $17.5M to 193 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
156 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
103 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Canyons were Professor with 156 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Canyons were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 103 employees; Management with 57 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Canyons was Female Professor with 84 employees, Male Professor with 72 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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