Columbus Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
12.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,722
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
19.4%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,489
31% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.6%
58 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 2019, 1,517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus Technical College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (672 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (648 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,722.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Columbus Technical College was $2,400. The cost of tuition at Columbus Technical College is $−5,424 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,722
2019 Value
20.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbus Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,722. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbus Technical College grew by 20.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,361
Room and Board
$1,773
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus Technical College was of $9,361 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,773. The cost of room and board increased by 1.86% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 21% 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 2019. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2018, when 81% 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.
19.4%
2017 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus Technical College was 19.4%, which represents 13 out of the 67 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Columbus Technical College has a total enrollment of 3,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 1,081 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,408. This means that 31% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.4% Black or African American, 39.4% White, 7.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.459% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Columbus Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (28.8%), followed by White Female (26.5%) and Black or African American Male (14.6%). 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

31%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 1,081 and the part-time enrollment is 2,408. This means that 31% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
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 Columbus Technical College was 53%. 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
    1,585
  2. White
    1,374
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    246

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College is 45.4% Black or African American, 39.4% White, 7.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.459% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.43% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 90 students (2.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 213 more women than men received degrees from Columbus Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbus Technical College is black or african american (672 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (648 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 (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (65 degrees), and Human Sciences (65 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 Columbus Technical College are Elementary & middle school teachers (111,269 people), Other managers (89,339 people), Postsecondary teachers (73,914 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (70,513 people), and Secondary school teachers (70,119 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (65 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and English (53 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (65 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and English (53 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 Columbus Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (278,200 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,726 people), Computer Systems Design (84,120 people), Legal services (62,438 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (54,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (426 degrees awarded), Precision Production (65 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and English (53 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 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 Columbus Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

652
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
865
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 652 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College, which is 0.754 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (865).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 74 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 157 degrees were awarded to women at Columbus Technical College in Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies, which is 2.15 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbus Technical College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% 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, 5.17% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    672 degrees awarded
  2. White
    648 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus Technical College is black or african american (672 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (648 degrees).

1.98% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    410 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    347 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    301 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbus Technical College is black or african american female (410 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (347 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Columbus Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $25.6M. Columbus Technical College employs 87 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbus Technical College are Female Instructors (57), Male Instructors(30), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 30 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Columbus Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbus Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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. $177k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbus Technical College received $177k 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

$12.5M
2019 Salaries
0.231%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Columbus Technical College paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 0.231% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% decline from 2017 and a 2.31% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.71M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbus Technical College paid a total of $4.71M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% 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
87 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus Technical College were Instructor with 87 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 30 employees; and Service 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbus Technical College was Female Instructor with 57 employees, Male Instructor with 30 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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