College of the Redwoods

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,143

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,087

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,399

36.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.1%

85 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 691 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Redwoods. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (455 degrees), 5.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,143, which is $-6,271 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,143, which is $-6,271 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,087.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,143

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods was $1,143. The cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods is $-6,271 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,087

2017 Value

28.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 College of the Redwoods had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,087. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of College of the Redwoods grew by 28.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,651

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Redwoods was of $9,651 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 9.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at College of the Redwoods received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.82% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

18.8%

2016 Default Rate

42

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Redwoods was 18.8%, which represents 42 out of the 223 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 Redwoods has a total enrollment of 4,399 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,602 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,797. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at College of the Redwoods are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Redwoods, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.23% Two or More Races, 4.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.57% Black or African American, 3.32% Asian, and 0.432% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Redwoods in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Redwoods, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,399 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,602 and the part-time enrollment is 2,797. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at College of the Redwoods are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

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 College of the Redwoods was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of the Redwoods had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,481

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    907

  3. Two or More Races

    406

The enrolled student population at College of the Redwoods is 56.4% White, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.23% Two or More Races, 4.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.57% Black or African American, 3.32% Asian, and 0.432% 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, 69 students (1.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 65 more women than men received degrees from College of the Redwoods. The majority of degree recipients at College of the Redwoods are white (455 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Redwoods, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), and Precision Production (37 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 Redwoods are Elementary & middle school teachers (157,325 people), Other managers (68,774 people), Physicians (40,535 people), Construction managers (37,013 people), and Registered nurses (36,627 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (6 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 Redwoods are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (6 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 Redwoods are Elementary & secondary schools (262,668 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (117,896 people), Construction (99,568 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (81,317 people), and Computer Systems Design (52,566 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (6 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 Redwoods.

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 College of the Redwoods was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 313

  2. 378

In 2017, 313 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods, which is 0.828 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at College of the Redwoods by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 53 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 1.04 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 72 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Redwoods in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.57 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from College of the Redwoods completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (36.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Redwoods is Female and Two or More Races (36.8% 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, 3.53% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    455 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Redwoods is white (455 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

4.34% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    233 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    222 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Redwoods is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (222 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at nearly $4.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $94.4k (1.91%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, College of the Redwoods had a total salary expenditure of $51.9M. College of the Redwoods employs 80 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at College of the Redwoods are Male Instructors (42), Female Instructors(38), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.95M

2017 Endowment

3.43%

decline from 2016

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at about $4.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Redwoods declined 3.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.29M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at College of the Redwoods (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 Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.77M - Federal

  2. $7.14M - State

  3. $255k - Local

As of 2017, College of the Redwoods received $1.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.14M from state grants and contracts, and $255k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.8M

2017 Salaries

0.343%

growth from 2016

In 2017, College of the Redwoods paid a median of $21.8M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($51.9M) and a 0.343% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.4% growth from 2015 and a 7.58% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.58M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2017, College of the Redwoods paid a total of $6.58M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Redwoods were Instructor with 80 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods were Management with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 26 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 College of the Redwoods was Male Instructor with 42 employees, Female Instructor with 38 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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