Columbus Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,136

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,907

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,097

31.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

21.1%

63 Graduates

About

Columbus Technical College is a higher education institution located in Muscogee County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbus Technical College were .

In 2017, 1,452 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus Technical College. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (726 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (564 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus Technical College is $2,136, which is $-5,278 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus Technical College is $2,136, which is $-5,278 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,907.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,136

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Columbus Technical College was $2,136. The cost of tuition at Columbus Technical College is $-5,278 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,907

2017 Value

9.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Columbus Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,907. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Columbus Technical College grew by 9.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,190

Room and Board

$1,465

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus Technical College was of $9,190 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,465. The cost of room and board decreased by 16.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.44% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Columbus Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.75% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

17.4%

2016 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus Technical College was 17.4%, which represents 26 out of the 149 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

Columbus Technical College has a total enrollment of 3,097 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 970 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,127. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% Black or African American, 41.6% White, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.87% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Columbus Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (26.8%), followed by White Female (24%) and Black or African American Male (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,097 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 970 and the part-time enrollment is 2,127. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

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 Columbus Technical College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Columbus Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,341

  2. White

    1,289

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    189

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College is 43.3% Black or African American, 41.6% White, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.87% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 113 students (3.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 356 more women than men received degrees from Columbus Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Columbus Technical College are white (726 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (564 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbus Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbus Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Precision Production (81 degrees), and Construction (37 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 Columbus Technical College are Registered nurses (1,312,763 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (223,649 people), Medical & health services managers (144,609 people), Pharmacists (130,261 people), and Postsecondary teachers (126,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Precision Production (81 degrees), Construction (37 degrees), English (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Columbus Technical College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Precision Production (81 degrees), Construction (37 degrees), English (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Columbus Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,463,330 people), Elementary & secondary schools (492,958 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (259,076 people), Outpatient care centers (210,522 people), and Offices of physicians (196,234 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Precision Production (81 degrees), Construction (37 degrees), English (45 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Columbus Technical 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 Columbus Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 548

  2. 904

In 2017, 548 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (904).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 37.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Columbus Technical College in Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies, which is 2.93 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Columbus Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (45.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbus Technical College is Male and White (45.1% 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, 4.76% 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

    726 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    564 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus Technical College is white (726 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (564 degrees).

2.41% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    450 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    355 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    276 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbus Technical College is white female (450 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (355 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Columbus Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $26M. Columbus Technical College employs 79 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbus Technical College are Female Instructors (50), Male Instructors(29), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Service, with 21 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Columbus Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbus Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $171k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Columbus Technical College received $171k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M

2017 Salaries

2.31%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Columbus Technical College paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($26M) and a 2.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.398% growth from 2015 and a 4.39% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.18M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2017, Columbus Technical College paid a total of $4.18M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus Technical College were Instructor with 79 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Service with 21 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 21 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 Columbus Technical College was Female Instructor with 50 employees, Male Instructor with 29 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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