Garrett College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,772
9.17% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,210
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
17.9%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
624
54.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26.9%
57 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 2020, 95 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Garrett College. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (85 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $2,772, which is $−5,208 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $2,772, which is $−5,208 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,210.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,772
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Garrett College was $2,772. The cost of tuition at Garrett College is $−5,208 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,210
2020 Value
3.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Garrett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,210. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Garrett College grew by 3.51%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Garrett College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 37.9% with respect to 2019, when 66% 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.
17.9%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Garrett College was 17.9%, which represents 37 out of the 207 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 624 students. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 338 students and the part-time enrollment is 286. This means that 54.2% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Garrett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 2.72% Two or More Races, 1.76% Hispanic or Latino, 0.641% Asian, 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Garrett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.5%), followed by White Female (30.2%) and Black or African American Male (13.3%). 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

54.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Garrett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 624 students. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 338 and the part-time enrollment is 286. This means that 54.2% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Garrett College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Garrett College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    491
  2. Black or African American
    92
  3. Two or More Races
    17

The enrolled student population at Garrett College is 78.7% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 2.72% Two or More Races, 1.76% Hispanic or Latino, 0.641% Asian, 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% 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 44.5% 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, 4 students (0.641%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1 more women than men received degrees from Garrett College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Garrett College is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (2 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 Garrett College are Accountants & auditors (999,850 people), Other managers (800,613 people), Software developers (628,770 people), Financial managers (505,694 people), and Chief executives & legislators (400,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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 Computer Systems Design (985,750 people), Elementary & secondary schools (668,981 people), Banking & related activities (536,471 people), Insurance carriers (458,983 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,204 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

47
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
48
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College, which is 0.979 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (48).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1 times approximately the same the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Garrett College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1 times approximately the same the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% of students graduating from Garrett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (41.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Garrett College is Male and White (41.2% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    85 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Garrett College is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Garrett College is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (40 degrees).

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Operations

Garrett College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.49M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.57k (0.0704%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Garrett College had a total salary expenditure of $16.2M. Garrett College employs 11 Professors, 6 Assistant professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Garrett College are Male Professors (8), Female Professors(3), and Female Associate professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 19 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.49M
2020 Endowment
4.19%
growth from 2019

Garrett College has an endowment valued at about $6.49M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Garrett College grew 4.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.06M 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. $132k - Federal
  2. $97.5k - State
  3. $8.37k - Local

As of 2020, Garrett College received $132k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $97.5k from state grants and contracts, and $8.37k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.75M
2020 Salaries
12.9%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Garrett College paid a median of $5.75M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($16.2M) and a 12.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.074% decline from 2018 and a 0.177% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.49M
Instructional Salaries
22
Number of Employees

In 2020, Garrett College paid a total of $1.49M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% 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

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Garrett College were Professor with 11 employees; Assistant professor with 6 employees; and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 19 employees; and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Garrett College was Male Professor with 8 employees, Female Professor with 3 employees, and Female Associate professor with 3 employees.

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

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