Great Lakes Christian College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,750
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,277
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
171
62.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
16.1%
5 Graduates

About

Great Lakes Christian College is a higher education institution located in Eaton County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Great Lakes Christian College were Biblical Studies (11 degrees awarded), General Psychology (2 degrees), and General Organizational Communication (1 degrees).

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Lakes Christian College. 42.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (18 degrees), 6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $15,750, which is $1,250 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $15,750, which is $1,250 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,277.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,750
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College was $15,750. The cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $1,250 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,277
2019 Value
6.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Great Lakes Christian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,277. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Great Lakes Christian College grew by 6.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,340
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Great Lakes Christian College was of $8,340 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% 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

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Great Lakes Christian College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
16.1%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Great Lakes Christian College was 16.1%, which represents 9 out of the 56 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 Lakes Christian College has a total enrollment of 171 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 107 students and the part-time enrollment is 64. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.7% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 2.34% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (30.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.2%) and White Female (24.3%). 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

62.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 171 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 107 and the part-time enrollment is 64. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Great Lakes Christian College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Great Lakes Christian College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    114
  2. Black or African American
    40
  3. Asian
    4

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College is 66.7% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 2.34% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Great Lakes Christian College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Great Lakes Christian College is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College is Biblical Studies (11 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (2 degrees) and General Organizational Communication (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Great Lakes Christian College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (2 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (5 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 Lakes Christian College are Accountants & auditors (1,021,355 people), Other managers (862,418 people), Financial managers (527,808 people), Chief executives & legislators (436,137 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (341,437 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5 degrees), Communications (1 degrees), and Business (1 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 Lakes Christian College are Dentists, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5 degrees), Communications (1 degrees), and Business (1 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 Lakes Christian College are Elementary & secondary schools (999,481 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (612,065 people), Computer Systems Design (595,383 people), Banking & related activities (537,922 people), and Insurance carriers (493,078 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5 degrees), Communications (1 degrees), and Business (1 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 Lakes Christian College.
Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College was Biblical Studies with 11 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

12
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
9
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College, which is 1.33 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (9).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 1.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to women at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 0.833 times less than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 6% of students graduating from Great Lakes Christian College 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 15% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Great Lakes Christian College is Male and White (27.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Lakes Christian College is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    10 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Great Lakes Christian College is white male (10 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (8 degrees).

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Operations

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.04M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $78.8k (7.59%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Great Lakes Christian College had a total salary expenditure of $3.32M. Great Lakes Christian College employs 9 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Great Lakes Christian College are Male No academic ranks (7), Female No academic ranks(2), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College are: Management, with 5 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.04M
2019 Endowment
0.505%
growth from 2018

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at about $1.04M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Lakes Christian College grew 0.505% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.06M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $480k - Federal
  2. $210k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Great Lakes Christian College received $480k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $210k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.24M
2019 Salaries
8.46%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Great Lakes Christian College paid a median of $1.24M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.32M) and a 8.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.92% growth from 2017 and a 12.6% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$382k
Instructional Salaries
9
Number of Employees

In 2019, Great Lakes Christian College paid a total of $382k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College were No academic rank with 9 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College were Management with 5 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College was Male No academic rank with 7 employees, Female No academic rank with 2 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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