East Central Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,660
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,551
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
31.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,419
69.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43%
318 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Central Community College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (337 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Central Community College is $2,660, which is $−5,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Central Community College is $2,660, which is $−5,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,551.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,660
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at East Central Community College was $2,660. The cost of tuition at East Central Community College is $−5,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,551
2019 Value
1.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 East Central Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,551. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of East Central Community College grew by 1.3%.

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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

$4,545
Room and Board
$1,280
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Central Community College was of $4,545 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. 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

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
15%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at East Central Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.85% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
31.8%
2017 Default Rate
138
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at East Central Community College was 31.8%, which represents 138 out of the 434 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

East Central Community College has a total enrollment of 2,419 students. The full-time enrollment at East Central Community College is 1,676 students and the part-time enrollment is 743. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at East Central Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Central Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 5.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Two or More Races, 0.579% Asian, and 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Central Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Black or African American Female (20.2%). 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

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Central Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,419 students. The full-time enrollment at East Central Community College is 1,676 and the part-time enrollment is 743. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at East Central Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 East Central Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), East Central 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
    1,364
  2. Black or African American
    705
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    139

The enrolled student population at East Central Community College is 56.4% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 5.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Two or More Races, 0.579% Asian, and 0.165% 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, 33 students (1.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 77 more women than men received degrees from East Central Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at East Central Community College is white (337 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at East Central Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (340 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), and Precision Production (21 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 East Central Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (81,734 people), Other managers (42,261 people), Construction managers (39,392 people), Preschool & kindergarten teachers (29,137 people), and Education administrators (23,901 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (340 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 East Central Community College are Dentists, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at East Central Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (340 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 East Central Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (180,389 people), Construction (89,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,139 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (38,053 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (36,595 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (340 degrees awarded), Construction (19 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 East Central 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 East Central Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
309
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 232 degrees were awarded to men at East Central Community College, which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (309).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 141 degrees were awarded to men at East Central Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.709 times less than the 199 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 199 degrees were awarded to women at East Central Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.41 times more than the 141 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from East Central Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Central Community College is Male and Two or More Races (80% 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, 1.26% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    337 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    155 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Central Community College is white (337 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

0.739% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at East Central Community College is white female (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (159 degrees).

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Operations

East Central Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.55M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $46.5k (0.544%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, East Central Community College had a total salary expenditure of $31.3M. East Central Community College employs 83 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at East Central Community College are Female Instructors (48), Male Instructors(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central Community College are: Service, with 33 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.55M
2019 Endowment
22.2%
growth from 2018

East Central Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.55M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of East Central Community College grew 22.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.25M higher 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.82M - Federal
  2. $3.55M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, East Central Community College received $7.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.55M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2019 Salaries
3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, East Central Community College paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 34.3% of their overall expenditure ($31.3M) and a 3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.45% decline from 2017 and a 4.83% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.22M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2019, East Central Community College paid a total of $4.22M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% 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
83 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Central Community College were Instructor with 83 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central Community College were Service with 33 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Management with 19 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 East Central Community College was Female Instructor with 48 employees, Male Instructor with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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