Great Falls College Montana State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,621
5.01% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,923
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
14.8%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,691
38.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
15.9%
28 Graduates

About

Great Falls College Montana State University is a higher education institution located in Cascade County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Great Falls College Montana State University were .

In 2017, 516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Falls College Montana State University. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (420 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University is $2,621, which is $-4,793 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University is $2,621, which is $-4,793 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,923.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,621
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University was $2,621. The cost of tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University is $-4,793 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,923
2017 Value
2.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Great Falls College Montana State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,923. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Great Falls College Montana State University grew by 2.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Great Falls College Montana State University was of $7,200 in 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Great Falls College Montana State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 10.7% with respect to 2016, when 56% 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.
14.8%
2016 Default Rate
101
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Great Falls College Montana State University was 14.8%, which represents 101 out of the 683 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

Great Falls College Montana State University has a total enrollment of 1,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University is 646 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,045. This means that 38.2% of students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Great Falls College Montana State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 6.09% Two or More Races, 4.73% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.71% Asian, and 0.0591% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Two or More Races Female (4.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University is 646 and the part-time enrollment is 1,045. This means that 38.2% of students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Great Falls College Montana State University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Great Falls College Montana State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,347
  2. Two or More Races
    103
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80

The enrolled student population at Great Falls College Montana State University is 79.7% White, 6.09% Two or More Races, 4.73% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.71% Asian, and 0.0591% 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 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, 46 students (2.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 76 more women than men received degrees from Great Falls College Montana State University. The majority of degree recipients at Great Falls College Montana State University are white (420 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Great Falls College Montana State University is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Great Falls College Montana State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (150 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (120 degrees), and Health (179 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 Great Falls College Montana State University are Registered nurses (1,324,932 people), Software developers (440,686 people), Other managers (238,026 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (236,508 people), and Medical & health services managers (147,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (150 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (120 degrees), Health (179 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Great Falls College Montana State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (150 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (120 degrees), Health (179 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Great Falls College Montana State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,521,791 people), Computer Systems Design (552,467 people), Elementary & secondary schools (519,792 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (333,515 people), and Outpatient care centers (221,264 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (150 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (120 degrees), Health (179 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Great Falls College Montana State University.
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 Great Falls College Montana State University was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 220
  2. 296

In 2017, 220 degrees were awarded to men at Great Falls College Montana State University, which is 0.743 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (296).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Great Falls College Montana State University in Welding Technology, which is 11.5 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Great Falls College Montana State University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 4.22 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Great Falls College Montana State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Great Falls College Montana State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% 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, 7.14% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    420 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    42 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Falls College Montana State University is white (420 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

8.14% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    239 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    181 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Great Falls College Montana State University is white female (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (181 degrees).

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Operations

Great Falls College Montana State University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $53.6k (474%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Great Falls College Montana State University had a total salary expenditure of $20.3M. Great Falls College Montana State University employs 43 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Great Falls College Montana State University are Female Instructors (23), Male Instructors(20), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University are: Management, with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.3k
2017 Endowment
0.00885%
decline from 2016

Great Falls College Montana State University has an endowment valued at about $11.3k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Falls College Montana State University declined 0.00885% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.65M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.93M - Federal
  2. $55.4k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Great Falls College Montana State University received $2.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $55.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.84M
2017 Salaries
0.398%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Great Falls College Montana State University paid a median of $7.84M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($20.3M) and a 0.398% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.19% decline from 2015 and a 7.62% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.99M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2017, Great Falls College Montana State University paid a total of $2.99M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.65M (31.1%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University were Instructor with 43 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University were Management with 21 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University was Female Instructor with 23 employees, Male Instructor with 20 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Great Falls College Montana State University.

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