Estrella Mountain Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,040
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,110
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.04%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,768
30.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
19.9%
173 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 2020, 2,204 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Estrella Mountain Community College. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,097 degrees), 1.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (691 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,940 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,940 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,110.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending Estrella Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,040
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College was $2,040. The cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $−5,940 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,110
2020 Value
0.886%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Estrella Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,110. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Estrella Mountain Community College grew by 0.886%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,964
Room and Board
$1,464
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Estrella Mountain Community College was of $8,964 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,464. The cost of room and board increased by 5.06% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Estrella Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 15.9% with respect to 2019, 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.
9.04%
2018 Default Rate
115
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Estrella Mountain Community College was 9.04%, which represents 115 out of the 1272 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 8,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 2,681 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,087. This means that 30.6% 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 55.1% Hispanic or Latino, 27.3% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% 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 (36.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.8%) and White Female (16.2%). 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

30.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 2,681 and the part-time enrollment is 6,087. This means that 30.6% of students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2020 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    4,828
  2. White
    2,393
  3. Black or African American
    579

The enrolled student population at Estrella Mountain Community College is 55.1% Hispanic or Latino, 27.3% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 170 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 430 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 (1,097 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (691 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 (606 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (130 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (223,797 people), Other managers (209,462 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,197 people), Police officers (136,075 people), and Physicians (107,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (606 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (130 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (627 degrees), and Protective Services (110 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (606 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (130 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (627 degrees), and Protective Services (110 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 Elementary & secondary schools (448,148 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (339,463 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,028 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (228,314 people), and Computer Systems Design (159,638 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (606 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (130 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (627 degrees), and Protective Services (110 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

887
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,317
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 887 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College, which is 0.674 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,317).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 0.428 times less than the 418 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 418 degrees were awarded to women at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 2.34 times more than the 179 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% 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, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (36.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Estrella Mountain Community College is Male and Two or More Races (36.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.78% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,097 degrees awarded
  2. White
    691 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (1,097 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (691 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    703 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    394 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    385 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino female (703 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (394 degrees).

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Operations

Estrella Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Estrella Mountain Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Estrella Mountain Community College employs 103 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Estrella Mountain Community College are Female No academic ranks (62), Male No academic ranks(41), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 70 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, 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

$29.3M
2020 Salaries
8.38%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 8.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.42% growth from 2018 and a 0.714% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.38M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a total of $8.38M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College were No academic rank with 103 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 70 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College was Female No academic rank with 62 employees, and Male No academic rank with 41 employees.

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