El Centro College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,770

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,017

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

20.4%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

10,750

13% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

9.79%

41 Graduates

About

El Centro College is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at El Centro College were .

In 2016, 1,498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at El Centro College. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (536 degrees), 1.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (397 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at El Centro College is $1,770, which is $-5,550 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at El Centro College is $1,770, which is $-5,550 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,017.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,770

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at El Centro College was $1,770. The cost of tuition at El Centro College is $-5,550 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$6,017

2016 Value

32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 El Centro College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,017. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of El Centro College grew by 32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,747

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at El Centro College was of $9,747 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 18.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

10%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at El Centro College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.9% with respect to 2015, 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.

20.4%

2015 Default Rate

219

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at El Centro College was 20.4%, which represents 219 out of the 1071 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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Admissions

El Centro College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 10,750 students enrolled at El Centro College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

El Centro College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of El Centro College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at El Centro College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

El Centro College has a total enrollment of 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at El Centro College is 1,398 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,352. This means that 13% of students enrolled at El Centro College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at El Centro College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.5% Hispanic or Latino, 24.2% Black or African American, 17.6% White, 5.88% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.493% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0744% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at El Centro College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

13%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at El Centro College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at El Centro College is 1,398 and the part-time enrollment is 9,352. This means that 13% of students enrolled at El Centro College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%

2016 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 El Centro College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), El Centro College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4,891

  2. Black or African American

    2,605

  3. White

    1,889

The enrolled student population at El Centro College is 45.5% Hispanic or Latino, 24.2% Black or African American, 17.6% White, 5.88% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.493% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0744% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 453 students (4.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 456 more women than men received degrees from El Centro College. The majority of degree recipients at El Centro College are hispanic or latino (536 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (397 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at El Centro College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (421 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (119 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 El Centro College are Registered nurses (1,249,029 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (417,401 people), Miscellaneous managers (203,833 people), Medical & health services managers (144,449 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (128,217 people).

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Legal (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (421 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (119 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (107 degrees), and Health (543 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 El Centro College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Legal (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (421 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (119 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (107 degrees), and Health (543 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 El Centro College are Hospitals (1,460,024 people), Computer Systems Design (508,483 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,526 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,617 people), and Outpatient care centers (199,923 people).

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Legal (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (421 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (119 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (107 degrees), and Health (543 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 El Centro 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 N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at El Centro College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 521

  2. 977

In 2016, 521 degrees were awarded to men at El Centro College, which is 0.533 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (977).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 136 degrees were awarded to men at El Centro College in General Studies, which is 0.477 times less than the 285 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 285 degrees were awarded to women at El Centro College in General Studies, which is 2.1 times more than the 136 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%

100% Completion Time

4%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 1% of students graduating from El Centro College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 4% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 15% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at El Centro College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.32% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    536 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    397 degrees awarded

  3. White

    395 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at El Centro College is hispanic or latino (536 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (397 degrees).

3.54% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    357 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    272 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at El Centro College is hispanic or latino female (357 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (272 degrees).

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Operations

El Centro College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.82k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, El Centro College had a total expenditure of $76.2M. Of that $76.2M, they spent $31.7M on salaries and $76.2M on benefits.

El Centro College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at El Centro College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Centro College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Management, with 66 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

El Centro College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of El Centro 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.19M - Federal

  2. $3.76M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, El Centro College received $3.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.76M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$31.7M

Salary Expenditure

$76.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, El Centro College had a total expenditure of $76.2M. Of that $76.2M, they spent $31.7M on salaries and $76.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at El Centro College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$31.7M

2015 Salaries

0.361%

growth from 2014

In 2015, El Centro College paid a median of $31.7M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($76.2M) and a 0.361% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.14% decline from 2013 and a 8.54% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.74M

Instructional Salaries

149

Number of Employees

In 2015, El Centro College paid a total of $8.74M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

74 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at El Centro College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Centro College were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; Management with 66 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at El Centro College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at El Centro College.

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