Erie Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,200
3.03% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,867
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,843
58% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
24.3%
430 Graduates

About

Erie Community College is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Erie Community College were General Studies (298 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (153 degrees), and General Social Sciences (100 degrees).

In 2022, 1,698 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Erie Community College. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,131 degrees), 5.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Erie Community College is $5,200, which is $−2,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Erie Community College is $5,200, which is $−2,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,867.

In 2022, 52% of undergraduate students attending Erie Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Erie Community College was $5,200. The cost of tuition at Erie Community College is $−2,912 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,867
2022 Value
11.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Erie Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,867. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Erie Community College grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,500
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Erie Community College was of $6,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Erie Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.2% with respect to 2021, when 44% 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.
5.09%
2019 Default Rate
120
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Erie Community College was 5.09%, which represents 120 out of the 2358 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

Erie Community College had a total enrollment of 7,843 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Erie Community College is 4,546 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,297. This means that 58% of students enrolled at Erie Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Erie Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, and 0.536% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Erie Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.4%), followed by White Female (23.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Erie Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,843 students. The full-time enrollment at Erie Community College is 4,546 and the part-time enrollment is 3,297. This means that 58% of students enrolled at Erie Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 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 Erie Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Erie Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,996 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,297 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    623 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Erie Community College is 50.9% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, and 0.536% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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, 1,078 students (13.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 86 more women than men received degrees from Erie Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Erie Community College is white (1,131 degrees awarded). There were 5.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Erie Community College is General Studies (298 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (153 degrees) and General Social Sciences (100 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Erie Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (233 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (118 degrees), and Construction (35 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 Erie Community College are Police officers (134,180 people), Other managers (101,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,037 people), Construction managers (49,470 people), and Software developers (42,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College in 2022 are Protective Services (233 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (118 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (332 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 Erie Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College are Protective Services (233 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (118 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (332 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 Erie Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (173,356 people), Construction (138,340 people), Computer Systems Design (77,562 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,506 people).

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College are Protective Services (233 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (118 degrees), Construction (35 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (332 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 Erie Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 298 degrees awarded
  2. 153 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Erie Community College was General Studies with 298 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

806
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
892
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 806 degrees were awarded to men at Erie Community College, which is 0.904 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (892).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Erie Community College in General Studies, which is 0.665 times less than the 179 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Erie Community College in General Studies, which is 1.5 times more than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Erie Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (34.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Erie Community College is Female and Asian (34.8% 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.

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, 13.3% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,131 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    200 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Erie Community College is white (1,131 degrees awarded). There were 5.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

5.3% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    571 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    560 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Erie Community College is white female (571 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (560 degrees).

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Operations

Erie Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.97M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 11.3k (0.284%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Erie Community College had a total salary expenditure of 122M. Erie Community College employs 101 Professors, 58 Instructors and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at Erie Community College are Male Professor (52), Female Professor (49), and Male Instructor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erie Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 96 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Endowment

$3.97M
2022 Endowment
3.65%
decline from 2021

Erie Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.97M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Erie Community College declined 3.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.24M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $27.7M - Federal
  2. $3.31M - State
  3. $920k - Local

As of 2022, Erie Community College received $27.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.31M from state grants and contracts, and $920k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.1M
2022 Salaries
3.17%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Erie Community College paid a median of $52.1M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($122M) and a 3.17% 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

$14.8M
Instructional Salaries
220
Number of Employees

In 2022, Erie Community College paid a total of $14.8M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
101 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
96 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Erie Community College were Professor with 101 employees, Instructor with 58 employees, and Assistant professor with 47 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erie Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees, Service with 68 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Erie Community College was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Professor with 49 employees, and Male Instructor with 31 employees.

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

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