Columbia Gorge Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,564

2.06% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,970

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.02%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

791

42.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20%

16 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 2017, 276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Gorge Community College. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (171 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $3,564, which is $-3,850 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $3,564, which is $-3,850 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,970.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,564

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College was $3,564. The cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $-3,850 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,970

2017 Value

13.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Columbia Gorge Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,970. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Columbia Gorge Community College grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,738

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Gorge Community College was of $9,738 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 6.81% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

16%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Columbia Gorge Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 8.7% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.

9.02%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Gorge Community College was 9.02%, which represents 11 out of the 122 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 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 336 students and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 42.5% 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 63.6% White, 29.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.01% Asian, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.126% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 336 and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 42.5% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 Columbia Gorge Community College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    503

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    235

  3. Two or More Races

    14

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College is 63.6% White, 29.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.01% Asian, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.126% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 72 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Gorge Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Columbia Gorge Community College are white (171 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), and Health (62 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,108,300 people), Registered nurses (1,415,926 people), Accountants & auditors (1,129,091 people), Other managers (727,631 people), and Financial managers (441,660 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Health (62 degrees), Education (9 degrees), and Business (22 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Health (62 degrees), Education (9 degrees), and Business (22 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,297,876 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,790,315 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (617,636 people), Banking & related activities (518,101 people), and Computer Systems Design (492,370 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Health (62 degrees), Education (9 degrees), and Business (22 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 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 Columbia Gorge Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 102

  2. 174

In 2017, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (174).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.759 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% 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, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia Gorge Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 6.25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    171 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (171 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 degrees).

3.62% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    104 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia Gorge Community College is white female (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (67 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.67M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $68.1k (4.08%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Columbia Gorge Community College had a total salary expenditure of $14.1M. Columbia Gorge Community College employs 21 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia Gorge Community College are Female Instructors (11), Male Instructors(10), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College are: Management, with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.67M

2017 Endowment

5.08%

growth from 2016

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.67M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Gorge Community College grew 5.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.99M 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. $403k - Federal

  2. $574k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Columbia Gorge Community College received $403k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $574k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.75M

2017 Salaries

2.12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a median of $4.75M in salaries, which represents 33.6% of their overall expenditure ($14.1M) and a 2.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.4% decline from 2015 and a 6.56% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.32M

Instructional Salaries

21

Number of Employees

In 2017, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a total of $1.32M to 21 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College were Instructor with 21 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College were Management with 18 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Instructor with 10 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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