Garrett College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,052
1.87% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,472
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
651
63.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
27.8%
59 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 103 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Garrett College. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (83 degrees), 5.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $3,052, which is $−4,772 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $3,052, which is $−4,772 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,472.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,052
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Garrett College was $3,052. The cost of tuition at Garrett College is $−4,772 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,472
2019 Value
0.932%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Garrett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,472. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Garrett College grew by 0.932%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,169
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Garrett College was of $8,169 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.827% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Garrett College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 21.4% with respect to 2018, when 84% 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.
18.3%
2017 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Garrett College was 18.3%, which represents 38 out of the 208 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

Garrett College has a total enrollment of 651 students. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 412 students and the part-time enrollment is 239. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Garrett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.8% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.307% Asian, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Garrett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.9%), followed by White Female (31.1%) and Black or African American Male (15.3%). 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

63.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Garrett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 651 students. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 412 and the part-time enrollment is 239. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Garrett College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Garrett College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    500
  2. Black or African American
    112
  3. Two or More Races
    18

The enrolled student population at Garrett College is 76.8% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.307% Asian, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 5 more women than men received degrees from Garrett College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Garrett College is white (83 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Garrett College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (42 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 Garrett College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,504,016 people), Software developers (528,084 people), Secondary school teachers (503,039 people), Education administrators (266,410 people), and Other managers (219,847 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (42 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Education (9 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 Garrett College are Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (42 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Education (9 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 Garrett College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,807,386 people), Computer Systems Design (580,508 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (323,461 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (200,907 people), and Insurance carriers (125,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (42 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Education (9 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 Garrett 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 Garrett College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

49
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
54
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College, which is 0.907 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (54).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.526 times less than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Garrett College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% of students graduating from Garrett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Garrett College is Female and White (43.1% 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, 1.69% 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
    83 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Garrett College is white (83 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    50 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Garrett College is white female (50 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (33 degrees).

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Operations

Garrett College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.23M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.47k (0.0718%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Garrett College had a total salary expenditure of $17.3M. Garrett College employs 11 Professors, 5 Associate professors, and 5 Assistant professors. Most academics at Garrett College are Male Professors (8), Female Associate professors(4), and Female Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 22 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.23M
2019 Endowment
80.7%
growth from 2018

Garrett College has an endowment valued at about $6.23M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Garrett College grew 80.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.92M 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $86k - Federal
  2. $154k - State
  3. $13.9k - Local

As of 2019, Garrett College received $86k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $154k from state grants and contracts, and $13.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.6M
2019 Salaries
0.074%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Garrett College paid a median of $6.6M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 0.074% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.177% growth from 2017 and a 3.25% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.38M
Instructional Salaries
21
Number of Employees

In 2019, Garrett College paid a total of $1.38M to 21 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.9% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Garrett College were Professor with 11 employees; Associate professor with 5 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 22 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Garrett College was Male Professor with 8 employees, Female Associate professor with 4 employees, and Female Professor with 3 employees.

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

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