Great Falls College Montana State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,496

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,177

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

16.2%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,674

39.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

19.9%

39 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 2016, 471 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Falls College Montana State University. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (385 degrees), 9.17 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 $2,496, which is $-4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University is $2,496, which is $-4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,177.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,496

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University was $2,496. The cost of tuition at Great Falls College Montana State University is $-4,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$9,177

2016 Value

4.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Great Falls College Montana State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,177. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Great Falls College Montana State University grew by 4.7%.

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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 2016. 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 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Great Falls College Montana State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.08% with respect to 2015, when 59% 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.

16.2%

2015 Default Rate

118

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Great Falls College Montana State University was 16.2%, which represents 118 out of the 727 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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Admissions

Great Falls College Montana State University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,674 students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Great Falls College Montana State University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Great Falls College Montana State University was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Great Falls College Montana State University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Great Falls College Montana State University has a total enrollment of 1,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University is 658 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 39.3% 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 78.7% White, 5.56% Two or More Races, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Black or African American, 0.956% Asian, and 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Falls College Montana State University is 658 and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 39.3% of students enrolled at Great Falls College Montana State University are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%

2016 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 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    1,318

  2. Two or More Races

    93

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    89

The enrolled student population at Great Falls College Montana State University is 78.7% White, 5.56% Two or More Races, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Black or African American, 0.956% Asian, and 0.299% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 47 students (2.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 65 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 (385 degrees awarded). There were 9.17 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 (134 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (106 degrees), and Health (156 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 (1,308,553 people), Accountants & auditors (1,101,940 people), Miscellaneous managers (851,661 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (514,611 people), and Financial managers (435,682 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (134 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (106 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (134 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (106 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 Great Falls College Montana State University are Hospitals (1,743,617 people), Computer Systems Design (873,666 people), Elementary & secondary schools (718,049 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (656,523 people), and Banking & related activities (534,014 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Falls College Montana State University are Precision Production (134 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (106 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Great Falls College Montana State University was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 203

  2. 268

In 2016, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Great Falls College Montana State University, which is 0.757 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (268).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Great Falls College Montana State University in Welding Technology, which is 5.09 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Great Falls College Montana State University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.86 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% 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, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Great Falls College Montana State University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    385 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Falls College Montana State University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 9.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

8.92% 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

    214 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    171 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Great Falls College Montana State University is white female (214 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (171 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 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.19k (54.8%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Great Falls College Montana State University had a total expenditure of $21.5M. Of that $21.5M, they spent $8.39M on salaries and $21.5M on benefits.

Great Falls College Montana State University employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Great Falls College Montana State University are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University are: Management, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.3k

2015 Endowment

0.00885%

decline from 2014

Great Falls College Montana State University has an endowment valued at about $11.3k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Falls College Montana State University declined 0.00885% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.11M 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. $3.42M - Federal

  2. $242k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Great Falls College Montana State University received $3.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $242k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$8.39M

Salary Expenditure

$21.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Great Falls College Montana State University had a total expenditure of $21.5M. Of that $21.5M, they spent $8.39M on salaries and $21.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Great Falls College Montana State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.39M

2015 Salaries

7.62%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Great Falls College Montana State University paid a median of $8.39M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($21.5M) and a 7.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.78% growth from 2013 and a 8.21% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.47M

Instructional Salaries

49

Number of Employees

In 2015, Great Falls College Montana State University paid a total of $2.47M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University were Management with 23 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Falls College Montana State University was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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