Empire College

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2019 Default Rate
2.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
78
98.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51%
26 Graduates

About

Empire College is a higher education institution located in Sonoma County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Empire College were Pre-Law Studies (13 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Empire College. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (27 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

Costs

In 2021, 70% of undergraduate students attending Empire College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

100%
1 Year Growth

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Empire College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 6.06% with respect to 2020, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
2.42%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Empire College was 2.42%, which represents 4 out of the 165 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 had a total enrollment of 78 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Empire College is 77 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Empire College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Empire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.6% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Asian, 1.28% Black or African American, and 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13%) and White Male (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Empire College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78 students. The full-time enrollment at Empire College is 77 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Empire College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2014 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Empire College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    27 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Empire College is 34.6% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Asian, 1.28% Black or African American, and 1.28% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 15 more women than men received degrees from Empire College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Empire College is white (27 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Empire College is Pre-Law Studies (13 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (25 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 degrees), and Business (11 degrees).

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 (1,481,891 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,363 people), Other managers (812,169 people), Software developers (664,761 people), and Financial managers (505,768 people).

The most specialized majors at Empire College in 2022 are Legal (25 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 degrees), Business (11 degrees), and Health (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Empire College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Empire College are Legal (25 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 degrees), Business (11 degrees), and Health (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,828,079 people), Computer Systems Design (1,045,147 people), Elementary & secondary schools (716,105 people), Banking & related activities (537,434 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (521,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Empire College are Legal (25 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 degrees), Business (11 degrees), and Health (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Empire College was Network & System Administration with 10 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

21
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
36
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Empire College, which is 0.583 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (36).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Empire College in Network & System Administration, which is 9 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Empire College in Medical Assistant, which is 9 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Empire College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    27 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Empire College is white (27 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

8.77% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    17 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Empire College is white female (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (14 degrees).

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Operations

Empire College employs 16 Instructors. Most academics at Empire College are Female Instructor (12), and Male Instructor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Empire College are: Management, with 5 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.02M
2022 Salaries
62.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Empire College paid a median of $1.02M in salaries, a 62.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$757k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2020, Empire College paid a total of $757k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Empire College was Instructor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Empire College were Management with 5 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2020)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Empire College was Female Instructor with 12 employees, and Male Instructor with 4 employees.

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

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