Community College of Aurora

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,574
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,574
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
8,597
18.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.6%
65 Graduates

About

Community College of Aurora is a higher education institution located in Arapahoe County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Community College of Aurora were .

In 2019, 866 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Aurora. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (314 degrees), 1.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,574, which is $−4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,574, which is $−4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,574.

In 2019, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,574
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora was $3,574. The cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora is $−4,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,574
2019 Value
21.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Community College of Aurora had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,574. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Community College of Aurora grew by 21.5%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,547
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Community College of Aurora was of $11,547 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 11.8% 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

29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Community College of Aurora received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 9.38% with respect to 2018, when 32% 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.
11%
2017 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Aurora was 11%, which represents 125 out of the 1141 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

Community College of Aurora has a total enrollment of 8,597 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,563 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,034. This means that 18.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 6.13% Asian, 5.43% Two or More Races, 0.442% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.407% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Community College of Aurora in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%) and White Female (15.5%). 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

18.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Aurora, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,597 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,563 and the part-time enrollment is 7,034. This means that 18.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Community College of Aurora was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Community College of Aurora had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,618
  2. White
    2,552
  3. Black or African American
    1,504

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora is 30.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 6.13% Asian, 5.43% Two or More Races, 0.442% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.407% 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, 344 students (4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 244 more women than men received degrees from Community College of Aurora. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Community College of Aurora is white (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Community College of Aurora, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (444 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 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 Community College of Aurora are Elementary & middle school teachers (152,093 people), Other managers (114,231 people), Graphic designers (98,732 people), Postsecondary teachers (96,207 people), and Secondary school teachers (85,178 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (444 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Community College of Aurora are Dentists, Physicians, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (444 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Community College of Aurora are Elementary & secondary schools (345,398 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (195,794 people), Computer Systems Design (89,176 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,364 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (75,698 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (444 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Community College of Aurora.
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 Community College of Aurora was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

311
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 311 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.478 times less than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 136 degrees were awarded to women at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from Community College of Aurora completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% 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 (47.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Community College of Aurora is Male and Hispanic or Latino (47.8% 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, 4.62% 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
    314 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Aurora is white (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    166 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Community College of Aurora is white female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (166 degrees).

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Operations

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at nearly $813k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $361k (44.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Community College of Aurora had a total salary expenditure of $46.6M. Community College of Aurora employs 61 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Community College of Aurora are Female No academic ranks (35), Male No academic ranks(26), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 68 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$813k
2019 Endowment
0.934%
decline from 2018

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at about $813k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Aurora declined 0.934% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.49M 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. $2.96M - Federal
  2. $8.71M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Community College of Aurora received $2.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.71M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2019 Salaries
5.04%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Community College of Aurora paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($46.6M) and a 5.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.35% growth from 2017 and a 1.7% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.09M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2019, Community College of Aurora paid a total of $4.09M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Aurora were No academic rank with 61 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 68 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Community College of Aurora was Female No academic rank with 35 employees, Male No academic rank with 26 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Community College of Aurora.

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