Dawson Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,160
2.86% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,449
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.52%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
447
47.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.4%
36 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 60 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dawson Community College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (48 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dawson Community College is $2,160, which is $−5,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dawson Community College is $2,160, which is $−5,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,449.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,160
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dawson Community College was $2,160. The cost of tuition at Dawson Community College is $−5,664 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,449
2019 Value
5.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dawson Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,449. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dawson Community College grew by 5.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,793
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dawson Community College was of $6,793 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 7.6% 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

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Dawson Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 20.7% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
9.52%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Dawson Community College was 9.52%, which represents 6 out of the 63 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

Dawson Community College has a total enrollment of 447 students. The full-time enrollment at Dawson Community College is 214 students and the part-time enrollment is 233. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at Dawson Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dawson Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.8% White, 4.25% Black or African American, 3.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dawson Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.67%). 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

47.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dawson Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 447 students. The full-time enrollment at Dawson Community College is 214 and the part-time enrollment is 233. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at Dawson Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
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 Dawson Community College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Dawson 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
    321
  2. Black or African American
    19
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17

The enrolled student population at Dawson Community College is 71.8% White, 4.25% Black or African American, 3.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 38 students (8.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 10 more women than men received degrees from Dawson Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dawson Community College is white (48 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dawson Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees), and Precision Production (2 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 Dawson Community College are Other managers (148,896 people), Police officers (142,825 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,570 people), Software developers (56,734 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (53,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Agriculture (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees), Precision Production (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (1 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 Dawson Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Agriculture (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees), Precision Production (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (1 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 Dawson Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (355,916 people), Elementary & secondary schools (267,662 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (140,905 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (125,712 people), and Computer Systems Design (98,672 people).

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Agriculture (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees), Precision Production (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (1 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 Dawson 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 Dawson Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
35
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Dawson Community College, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (35).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Dawson Community College in General Studies, which is 0.419 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Dawson Community College in General Studies, which is 2.38 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Dawson Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dawson Community College is Male and Black or African American (100% 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
    48 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dawson Community College is white (48 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

3.33% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dawson Community College is white female (29 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (19 degrees).

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Operations

Dawson Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.64M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $46.4k (2.84%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Dawson Community College had a total salary expenditure of $8.3M. Dawson Community College employs 11 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Dawson Community College are Female Instructors (6), Male Instructors(5), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dawson Community College are: Management, with 20 employees, Service, with 5 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.64M
2019 Endowment
1.7%
decline from 2018

Dawson Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.64M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dawson Community College declined 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.66M 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: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $62.2k - Federal
  2. $156k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Dawson Community College received $62.2k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $156k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.16M
2019 Salaries
17.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Dawson Community College paid a median of $3.16M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($8.3M) and a 17.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 22.1% growth from 2017 and a 10.5% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$539k
Instructional Salaries
11
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dawson Community College paid a total of $539k to 11 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% 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
11 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dawson Community College were Instructor with 11 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dawson Community College were Management with 20 employees; Service with 5 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 5 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 Dawson Community College was Female Instructor with 6 employees, Male Instructor with 5 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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