Forsyth Technical Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
8.43% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,326
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,695
37.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.1%
141 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 1,563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Forsyth Technical Community College. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (961 degrees), 3.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Forsyth Technical Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Forsyth Technical Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,326.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Forsyth Technical Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at Forsyth Technical Community College is $−6,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$3,326
2019 Value
28.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Forsyth Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,326. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Forsyth Technical Community College grew by 28.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,652
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Forsyth Technical Community College was of $6,652 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board increased by 87.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 86.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Forsyth Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 12.1% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
18.6%
2017 Default Rate
223
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Forsyth Technical Community College was 18.6%, which represents 223 out of the 1202 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

Forsyth Technical Community College has a total enrollment of 7,695 students. The full-time enrollment at Forsyth Technical Community College is 2,890 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,805. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Forsyth Technical Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Forsyth Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.96% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.494% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Forsyth Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%). 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

37.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Forsyth Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,695 students. The full-time enrollment at Forsyth Technical Community College is 2,890 and the part-time enrollment is 4,805. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Forsyth Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Forsyth Technical Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Forsyth Technical Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,173
  2. Black or African American
    1,655
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,151

The enrolled student population at Forsyth Technical Community College is 54.2% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.96% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.494% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% 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, 208 students (2.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 349 more women than men received degrees from Forsyth Technical Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Forsyth Technical Community College is white (961 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Forsyth Technical Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), and Construction (31 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 Forsyth Technical Community College are Other managers (62,574 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (59,494 people), Construction managers (41,811 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (29,213 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (26,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Forsyth Technical Community College are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Forsyth Technical Community College are Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Forsyth Technical Community College are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Forsyth Technical Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (134,019 people), Construction (103,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (58,759 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (32,385 people), and Farming (31,467 people).

The most specialized majors at Forsyth Technical Community College are Communication Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (475 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Forsyth Technical 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 Forsyth Technical Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

607
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
956
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 607 degrees were awarded to men at Forsyth Technical Community College, which is 0.635 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (956).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Forsyth Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.744 times less than the 250 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 250 degrees were awarded to women at Forsyth Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.34 times more than the 186 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Forsyth Technical Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Forsyth Technical Community College is Female and Asian (40% 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, 0.709% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    961 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Forsyth Technical Community College is white (961 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    566 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    395 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Forsyth Technical Community College is white female (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (395 degrees).

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Operations

Forsyth Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $94.1k (8.46%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Forsyth Technical Community College had a total salary expenditure of $77.5M. Forsyth Technical Community College employs 158 Instructors, 33 Professors, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Forsyth Technical Community College are Female Instructors (87), Male Instructors(71), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Forsyth Technical Community College are: Management, with 121 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.11M
2019 Endowment
4.54%
decline from 2018

Forsyth Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Forsyth Technical Community College declined 4.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.19M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional 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, Forsyth Technical 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

$38.5M
2019 Salaries
0.502%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Forsyth Technical Community College paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($77.5M) and a 0.502% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% decline from 2017 and a 1.43% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$12.9M
Instructional Salaries
219
Number of Employees

In 2019, Forsyth Technical Community College paid a total of $12.9M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
158 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
121 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Forsyth Technical Community College were Instructor with 158 employees; Professor with 33 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Forsyth Technical Community College were Management with 121 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Forsyth Technical Community College was Female Instructor with 87 employees, Male Instructor with 71 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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

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