Empire College

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2017 Average Net Price

$21,336

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.19%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

433

90.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

58.1%

126 Graduates

About

Empire College is a higher education institution located in Sonoma County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Empire College were .

In 2017, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Empire College. 79.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (95 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Empire College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Empire College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,336.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$21,336

2017 Value

34.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Empire College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,336. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Empire College grew by 34.9%.

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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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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Empire College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 17% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Empire College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

4.19%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Empire College was 4.19%, which represents 9 out of the 215 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

Empire College has a total enrollment of 433 students. The full-time enrollment at Empire College is 391 students and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Empire College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Empire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% White, 37.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Black or African American, 2.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.31% Two or More Races, and 2.08% Asian.

Students enrolled at Empire College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (41.5%), followed by White Female (31.6%) and White Male (6.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Empire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 433 students. The full-time enrollment at Empire College is 391 and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Empire College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Empire College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Empire College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    203

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    162

  3. Black or African American

    12

The enrolled student population at Empire College is 46.9% White, 37.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Black or African American, 2.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.31% Two or More Races, and 2.08% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 98 more women than men received degrees from Empire College. The majority of degree recipients at Empire College are white (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Empire College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Health (75 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 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 Empire College are Registered nurses (1,381,160 people), Accountants & auditors (1,107,800 people), Other managers (708,404 people), Software developers (510,516 people), and Financial managers (435,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Empire College are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Health (75 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (34 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 Empire College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Empire College are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Health (75 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (34 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 Empire College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,734,349 people), Computer Systems Design (860,570 people), Elementary & secondary schools (666,892 people), Banking & related activities (541,239 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (486,083 people).

The most specialized majors at Empire College are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Health (75 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), and Business (34 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 Empire 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 false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Empire College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 35

  2. 133

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Empire College, which is 0.263 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (133).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Empire College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Empire College in Information Technology, which is 4 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Empire College in Medical Assistant, which is 19.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Empire College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    95 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Empire College is white (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

0.595% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    74 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    44 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Empire College is white female (74 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (44 degrees).

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Operations

Empire College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Empire College had a total salary expenditure of $5.09M. Empire College employs 14 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Empire College are Female Instructors (10), Male Instructors(4), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Empire College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 11 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Empire College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Empire 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: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Empire College received $0 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

$2.91M

2017 Salaries

1.15%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Empire College paid a median of $2.91M in salaries, which represents 57.1% of their overall expenditure ($5.09M) and a 1.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.86% decline from 2015 and a 16.7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$658k

Instructional Salaries

14

Number of Employees

In 2017, Empire College paid a total of $658k to 14 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

14 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

11 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Empire College were Instructor with 14 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Empire College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees; Management with 10 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Empire College was Female Instructor with 10 employees, Male Instructor with 4 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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