Erie Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,900

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,875

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

11,135

65.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23%

545 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 2,381 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Erie Community College. 49.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,546 degrees), 5.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (305 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Erie Community College is $4,900, which is $-2,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Erie Community College is $4,900, which is $-2,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,875.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Erie Community College was $4,900. The cost of tuition at Erie Community College is $-2,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,875

2017 Value

6.88%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Erie Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,875. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Erie Community College grew by 6.88%.

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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

$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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 27.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 15.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Erie Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

14.5%

2016 Default Rate

394

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Erie Community College was 14.5%, which represents 394 out of the 2723 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 has a total enrollment of 11,135 students. The full-time enrollment at Erie Community College is 7,269 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,866. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Erie Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Erie Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.2% White, 16% Black or African American, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Erie Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.8%), followed by White Female (27.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Erie Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,135 students. The full-time enrollment at Erie Community College is 7,269 and the part-time enrollment is 3,866. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Erie Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2017 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 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Erie 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

    7,037

  2. Black or African American

    1,785

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    501

The enrolled student population at Erie Community College is 63.2% White, 16% Black or African American, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 838 students (7.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 25 fewer women than men received degrees from Erie Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Erie Community College are white (1,546 degrees awarded). There were 5.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (305 degrees).

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

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 (343 degrees awarded), Construction (59 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (771 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 Erie Community College are Police officers (120,762 people), Other managers (93,679 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (93,317 people), Construction managers (42,454 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College are Protective Services (343 degrees awarded), Construction (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (771 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (134 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Erie Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College are Protective Services (343 degrees awarded), Construction (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (771 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (134 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Erie Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (298,412 people), Elementary & secondary schools (167,257 people), Construction (121,562 people), Computer Systems Design (70,225 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (61,411 people).

The most specialized majors at Erie Community College are Protective Services (343 degrees awarded), Construction (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (771 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (134 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (111 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 Erie Community 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 Erie Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,203

  2. 1,178

In 2017, 1,203 degrees were awarded to men at Erie Community College, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Erie Community College in General Studies, which is 0.79 times less than the 314 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 314 degrees were awarded to women at Erie Community College in General Studies, which is 1.27 times more than the 248 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Erie Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (53.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Erie Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (53.8% 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, 10.6% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,546 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    305 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Erie Community College is white (1,546 degrees awarded). There were 5.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (305 degrees).

11.7% of degree recipients (279 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    793 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    753 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Erie Community College is white male (793 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (753 degrees).

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Operations

Erie Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $70.8k (3.57%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Erie Community College had a total salary expenditure of $134M. Erie Community College employs 104 Professors, 88 Instructors, and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at Erie Community College are Female Professors (55), Male Professors(49), and Male Instructors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erie Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, Management, with 84 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.99M

2017 Endowment

2.19%

growth from 2016

Erie Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Erie Community College grew 2.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.67M 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. $1.45M - Federal

  2. $3.57M - State

  3. $3.02M - Local

As of 2017, Erie Community College received $1.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.57M from state grants and contracts, and $3.02M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.4M

2017 Salaries

5.7%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Erie Community College paid a median of $53.4M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($134M) and a 5.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.27% growth from 2015 and a 0.241% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.1M

Instructional Salaries

296

Number of Employees

In 2017, Erie Community College paid a total of $19.1M to 296 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

104 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Erie Community College were Professor with 104 employees; Instructor with 88 employees; and Instructor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erie Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; Management with 84 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Erie Community College was Female Professor with 55 employees, Male Professor with 49 employees, and Male Instructor with 45 employees.

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

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