Estrella Mountain Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,040
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,030
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
10,120
32.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.5%
205 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 2,333 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Estrella Mountain Community College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,130 degrees), 1.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (797 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,784 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,784 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,030.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,040
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College was $2,040. The cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $−5,784 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,030
2019 Value
31.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Estrella Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,030. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Estrella Mountain Community College grew by 31.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,532
Room and Board
$1,424
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Estrella Mountain Community College was of $8,532 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,424. The cost of room and board increased by 47.6% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Estrella Mountain Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
13.6%
2017 Default Rate
185
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Estrella Mountain Community College was 13.6%, which represents 185 out of the 1358 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

Estrella Mountain Community College has a total enrollment of 10,120 students. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 3,258 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,862. This means that 32.2% of students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Estrella Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.02% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.257% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.5%) and White Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,120 students. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 3,258 and the part-time enrollment is 6,862. This means that 32.2% of students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2019 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 Estrella Mountain Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Estrella Mountain Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,731
  2. White
    2,621
  3. Black or African American
    677

The enrolled student population at Estrella Mountain Community College is 56.6% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.02% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.257% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 251 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 471 more women than men received degrees from Estrella Mountain Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (1,130 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (797 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Estrella Mountain Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (679 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (109 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (742 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Software developers (585,974 people), Other managers (273,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (187,974 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,886 people), and Computer & information systems managers (133,612 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (679 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (109 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (742 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (165 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (679 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (109 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (742 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (165 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Computer Systems Design (663,468 people), Elementary & secondary schools (458,220 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,474 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (241,591 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (148,190 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (679 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (109 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (742 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (109 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (165 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 Estrella Mountain Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Estrella Mountain Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

931
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,402
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 931 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College, which is 0.664 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,402).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 207 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 0.448 times less than the 462 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 462 degrees were awarded to women at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 2.23 times more than the 207 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Estrella Mountain Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 (35.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Estrella Mountain Community College is Female and Asian (35.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.41% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,130 degrees awarded
  2. White
    797 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (1,130 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (797 degrees).

1.54% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    709 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    467 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    421 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino female (709 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (467 degrees).

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Operations

Estrella Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Estrella Mountain Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Estrella Mountain Community College employs 99 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Estrella Mountain Community College are Female No academic ranks (60), Male No academic ranks(39), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Estrella Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Estrella Mountain Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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 Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Estrella Mountain Community 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

$27M
2019 Salaries
6.42%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a median of $27M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 6.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.714% decline from 2017 and a 5.98% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.1M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2019, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a total of $8.1M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College were No academic rank with 99 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 65 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Management with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College was Female No academic rank with 60 employees, Male No academic rank with 39 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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