Flathead Valley Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,940

2.37% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,298

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

2,266

43.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

27.9%

95 Graduates

About

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

In 2016, 370 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Flathead Valley Community College. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (317 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Flathead Valley Community College is $2,940, which is $-4,380 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Flathead Valley Community College is $2,940, which is $-4,380 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,298.

In 2016, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,940

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Flathead Valley Community College was $2,940. The cost of tuition at Flathead Valley Community College is $-4,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,298

2016 Value

0.0965%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Flathead Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,298. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Flathead Valley Community College grew by 0.0965%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,570

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Flathead Valley Community College was of $8,570 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

20%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Flathead Valley Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 15.2% with respect to 2015, 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.

14.8%

2015 Default Rate

72

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Flathead Valley Community College was 14.8%, which represents 72 out of the 487 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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Admissions

Flathead Valley Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 2,266 students enrolled at Flathead Valley Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Flathead Valley Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Flathead Valley Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Flathead Valley Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Flathead Valley Community College has a total enrollment of 2,266 students. The full-time enrollment at Flathead Valley Community College is 993 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,273. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Flathead Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Flathead Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.9% White, 1.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.54% Asian, 1.06% Hispanic or Latino, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Flathead Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (40.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (0.906%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Flathead Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,266 students. The full-time enrollment at Flathead Valley Community College is 993 and the part-time enrollment is 1,273. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Flathead Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

2016 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 Flathead Valley Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Flathead Valley 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

    1,878

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    44

  3. Asian

    35

The enrolled student population at Flathead Valley Community College is 82.9% White, 1.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.54% Asian, 1.06% Hispanic or Latino, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 268 students (11.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 62 more women than men received degrees from Flathead Valley Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Flathead Valley Community College are white (317 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Flathead Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (25 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Flathead Valley Community College are Miscellaneous managers (76,722 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,680 people), Construction managers (32,491 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (30,809 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (20,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Flathead Valley Community College are Precision Production (25 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Flathead Valley Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Marketing & sales managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Flathead Valley Community College are Precision Production (25 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 Flathead Valley Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (116,693 people), Construction (87,870 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (44,371 people), Air transportation (36,645 people), and Hospitals (34,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Flathead Valley Community College are Precision Production (25 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (22 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 Flathead Valley 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 N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Flathead Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 154

  2. 216

In 2016, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Flathead Valley Community College, which is 0.713 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (216).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Flathead Valley Community College in General Studies, which is 0.505 times less than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 103 degrees were awarded to women at Flathead Valley Community College in General Studies, which is 1.98 times more than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Flathead Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Flathead Valley Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 9.47% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    317 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Flathead Valley Community College is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

8.38% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    181 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Flathead Valley Community College is white female (181 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (136 degrees).

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Operations

Flathead Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $105k (1.03%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Flathead Valley Community College had a total expenditure of $34.3M. Of that $34.3M, they spent $12.4M on salaries and $34.3M on benefits.

Flathead Valley Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Flathead Valley Community College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Flathead Valley Community College are: Management, with 30 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.2M

2015 Endowment

5.2%

growth from 2014

Flathead Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Flathead Valley Community College grew 5.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.08M higher 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.17M - Federal

  2. $868k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Flathead Valley Community College received $6.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $868k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$12.4M

Salary Expenditure

$34.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Flathead Valley Community College had a total expenditure of $34.3M. Of that $34.3M, they spent $12.4M on salaries and $34.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Flathead Valley Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.4M

2015 Salaries

1.56%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Flathead Valley Community College paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($34.3M) and a 1.56% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.54% growth from 2013 and a 6.41% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.14M

Instructional Salaries

55

Number of Employees

In 2015, Flathead Valley Community College paid a total of $3.14M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Flathead Valley Community College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Flathead Valley Community College were Management with 30 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Flathead Valley Community College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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