Gaston College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

6.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,601

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

5,172

29.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30%

127 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 2017, 1,143 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gaston College. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (807 degrees), 7.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,601.

In 2017, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gaston College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Gaston College is $-4,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,601

2017 Value

1.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gaston College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,601. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gaston College grew by 1.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,108

Room and Board

$1,326

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gaston College was of $6,108 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,326. The cost of room and board increased by 3.39% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Gaston College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2016, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Gaston College has a total enrollment of 5,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,503 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,669. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Gaston College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.1% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.947% Asian, 0.851% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gaston College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,503 and the part-time enrollment is 3,669. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Gaston College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2017 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 69%. 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

    3,162

  2. Black or African American

    744

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    324

The enrolled student population at Gaston College is 61.1% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.947% Asian, 0.851% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.251% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 626 students (12.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 273 more women than men received degrees from Gaston College. The majority of degree recipients at Gaston College are white (807 degrees awarded). There were 7.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 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 Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (53 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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 Gaston College are Elementary & middle school teachers (70,592 people), Other managers (60,941 people), Construction managers (40,235 people), Software developers (26,010 people), and Chief executives & legislators (23,149 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (53 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 Gaston College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (53 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 Gaston College are Elementary & secondary schools (114,311 people), Construction (99,683 people), Computer Systems Design (60,121 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (40,725 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (34,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (53 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 435

  2. 708

In 2017, 435 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College, which is 0.614 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (708).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.742 times less than the 190 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.35 times more than the 141 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Gaston College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gaston College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 7.87% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    807 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gaston College is white (807 degrees awarded). There were 7.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 degrees).

5.95% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    486 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    321 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gaston College is white female (486 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (321 degrees).

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Operations

Gaston College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $828k (15.6%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Gaston College had a total salary expenditure of $50.8M. Gaston College employs 152 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Gaston College are Female No academic ranks (103), Male No academic ranks(49), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, and Management with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.32M

2017 Endowment

0.402%

growth from 2016

Gaston College has an endowment valued at about $5.32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gaston College grew 0.402% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.66M 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. $52.7k - State

  3. $36.7k - Local

As of 2017, Gaston College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $52.7k from state grants and contracts, and $36.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.4M

2017 Salaries

1.08%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Gaston College paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 51.9% of their overall expenditure ($50.8M) and a 1.08% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.26% growth from 2015 and a 1.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.62M

Instructional Salaries

152

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gaston College paid a total of $8.62M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

152 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gaston College were No academic rank with 152 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College were Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees; and Management with 50 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gaston College was Female No academic rank with 103 employees, Male No academic rank with 49 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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