Columbia Gorge Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,852
4.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,655
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
773
42.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18.8%
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 2019, 271 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Gorge Community College. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (152 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $3,852, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $3,852, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,655.

In 2019, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,852
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College was $3,852. The cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $−3,972 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,655
2019 Value
8.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia Gorge Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,655. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia Gorge Community College grew by 8.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,900
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Gorge Community College was of $9,900 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Columbia Gorge Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6% with respect to 2018, when 50% 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.
17.9%
2017 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Gorge Community College was 17.9%, which represents 21 out of the 117 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 773 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 326 students and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 42.2% 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 60.2% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.647% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.517% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23%) and White Male (21.5%). 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

42.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 773 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 326 and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 42.2% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Columbia Gorge Community College was 56%. 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
    465
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    241
  3. Two or More Races
    24

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College is 60.2% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.647% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.517% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 99 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 (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 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 (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Education (16 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 (1,514,931 people), Registered nurses (1,418,426 people), Software developers (562,832 people), Secondary school teachers (498,914 people), and Education administrators (273,280 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Education (16 degrees), Health (34 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Education (16 degrees), Health (34 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 (2,923,232 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,583,610 people), Computer Systems Design (625,032 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,922 people), and Outpatient care centers (271,009 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Education (16 degrees), Health (34 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
185
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.437 times less than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.29 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% 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 23% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia Gorge Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (27.3% 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. White
    152 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 degrees).

3.32% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    87 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    68 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia Gorge Community College is white female (87 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (68 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.83M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, 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 (13), Male Instructors(8), 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 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.83M
2019 Endowment
9.58%
growth from 2018

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.83M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Gorge Community College grew 9.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.47M 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. $886k - Federal
  2. $896k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbia Gorge Community College received $886k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $896k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.42M
2019 Salaries
13.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a median of $5.42M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($14.1M) and a 13.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.883% growth from 2017 and a 2.12% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.37M
Instructional Salaries
21
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a total of $1.37M to 21 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% 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
21 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2019, 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 2019, 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 10 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 Columbia Gorge Community College was Female Instructor with 13 employees, Male Instructor with 8 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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