Columbia Gorge Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,032
4.67% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,455
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.16%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
825
41.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
15.3%
13 Graduates

About

Columbia Gorge Community College is a higher education institution located in Wasco County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia Gorge Community College were .

In 2020, 191 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Gorge Community College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (121 degrees), 2.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge 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 Columbia Gorge 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 $8,455.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Gorge Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,032
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College was $4,032. The cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge 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

$8,455
2020 Value
2.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia Gorge Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,455. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia Gorge Community College grew by 2.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,971
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Gorge Community College was of $10,971 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 10.8% 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

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Columbia Gorge Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.8% with respect to 2019, when 47% 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.
8.16%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Gorge Community College was 8.16%, which represents 8 out of the 98 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

Columbia Gorge Community College has a total enrollment of 825 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 340 students and the part-time enrollment is 485. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.33% Asian, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.485% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.364% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.3%) and White Male (17.9%). 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

41.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 825 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 340 and the part-time enrollment is 485. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Columbia Gorge Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Columbia Gorge 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
    518
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    238
  3. Two or More Races
    24

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College is 62.8% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.33% Asian, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.485% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.364% Black or African American. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 45 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Gorge Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Gorge Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (119 degrees), and Health (23 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Registered nurses (1,376,445 people), Accountants & auditors (1,058,059 people), Other managers (773,555 people), Software developers (569,118 people), and Financial managers (464,746 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Engineering Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (119 degrees), Health (23 degrees), Business (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Engineering Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (119 degrees), Health (23 degrees), Business (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,763,749 people), Computer Systems Design (950,912 people), Elementary & secondary schools (760,048 people), Banking & related activities (537,213 people), and Insurance carriers (517,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Engineering Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (119 degrees), Health (23 degrees), Business (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 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 Columbia Gorge 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 Columbia Gorge Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
118
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College in Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology, which is 12.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.71 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Columbia Gorge 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia Gorge Community College is Male and White (25% 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
    121 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    68 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Gorge Community College is white female (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.58M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $288k (18.2%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Columbia Gorge Community College had a total salary expenditure of $16.8M. Columbia Gorge Community College employs 22 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia Gorge Community College are Female Instructors (13), Male Instructors(9), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College are: Management, with 19 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 10 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.58M
2020 Endowment
13.8%
decline from 2019

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.58M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Gorge Community College declined 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.85M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.97M - Federal
  2. $763k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia Gorge Community College received $1.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $763k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.01M
2020 Salaries
10.8%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a median of $6.01M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($16.8M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.1% growth from 2018 and a 0.883% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.44M
Instructional Salaries
22
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a total of $1.44M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% 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
22 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College were Instructor with 22 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College were Management with 19 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College was Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Male Instructor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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