Gaston College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,396
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
5,655
25% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31%
121 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 1,586 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gaston College. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,031 degrees), 4.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,396.

In 2019, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Gaston College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Gaston College is $−5,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,396
2019 Value
6.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Gaston College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,396. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Gaston College grew by 6.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,230
Room and Board
$1,326
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gaston College was of $5,230 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,326. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.4% 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

40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Gaston College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2018, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Gaston College has a total enrollment of 5,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,416 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,239. This means that 25% of students enrolled at Gaston College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.9% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 6.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.884% Asian, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gaston College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.78%). 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

25%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,416 and the part-time enrollment is 4,239. This means that 25% of students enrolled at Gaston 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 Gaston College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Gaston College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,047
  2. Black or African American
    691
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    381

The enrolled student population at Gaston College is 53.9% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 6.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.884% Asian, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% 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, 1,252 students (22.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 350 more women than men received degrees from Gaston College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gaston College is white (1,031 degrees awarded). There were 4.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gaston College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (53 degrees awarded), Precision Production (83 degrees), and Construction (36 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 Gaston College are Police officers (133,858 people), Other managers (77,658 people), Construction managers (47,931 people), Software developers (38,313 people), and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (37,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Communication Technologies (53 degrees awarded), Precision Production (83 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (92 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 Gaston College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Communication Technologies (53 degrees awarded), Precision Production (83 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (92 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gaston College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,332 people), Construction (122,431 people), Elementary & secondary schools (62,518 people), Computer Systems Design (56,944 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (36,442 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Communication Technologies (53 degrees awarded), Precision Production (83 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (85 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (92 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 Gaston 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 Gaston College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

618
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
968
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 618 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (968).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.79 times less than the 162 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 162 degrees were awarded to women at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.27 times more than the 128 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Gaston College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Gaston College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 5.79% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,031 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    232 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gaston College is white (1,031 degrees awarded). There were 4.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

8.07% of degree recipients (128 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    633 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    398 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gaston College is white female (633 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (398 degrees).

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Operations

Gaston College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $590k (10.7%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Gaston College had a total salary expenditure of $49.8M. Gaston College employs 144 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Gaston College are Female No academic ranks (97), Male No academic ranks(47), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College are: Management, with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.51M
2019 Endowment
3.32%
growth from 2018

Gaston College has an endowment valued at about $5.51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Gaston College grew 3.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.21M 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $44.7k - State
  3. $38.1k - Local

As of 2019, Gaston College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $44.7k from state grants and contracts, and $38.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.2M
2019 Salaries
0.636%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Gaston College paid a median of $24.2M in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($49.8M) and a 0.636% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.91% decline from 2017 and a 1.08% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.31M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2019, Gaston College paid a total of $8.31M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
144 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gaston College were No academic rank with 144 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College were Management with 60 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gaston College was Female No academic rank with 97 employees, Male No academic rank with 47 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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