Helena College University of Montana

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,478

5.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,224

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,422

38.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26%

53 Graduates

About

Helena College University of Montana is a higher education institution located in Lewis and Clark County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Helena College University of Montana were .

In 2017, 259 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Helena College University of Montana. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (218 degrees), 12.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,478, which is $-4,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,478, which is $-4,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,224.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,478

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana was $2,478. The cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $-4,936 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,224

2017 Value

1.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Helena College University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,224. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Helena College University of Montana grew by 1.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,722

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Helena College University of Montana was of $6,722 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 2.03% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.897% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Helena College University of Montana received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.88% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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%

2016 Default Rate

65

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Helena College University of Montana was 16.1%, which represents 65 out of the 403 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

Helena College University of Montana has a total enrollment of 1,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 544 students and the part-time enrollment is 878. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Helena College University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88% White, 2.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.05% Asian, 0.633% Two or More Races, 0.492% Black or African American, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (48%), followed by White Female (42.8%) and Two or More Races Male (1.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Helena College University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 544 and the part-time enrollment is 878. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

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 Helena College University of Montana was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Helena College University of Montana had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,251

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    39

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22

The enrolled student population at Helena College University of Montana is 88% White, 2.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.05% Asian, 0.633% Two or More Races, 0.492% Black or African American, 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 13 more women than men received degrees from Helena College University of Montana. The majority of degree recipients at Helena College University of Montana are white (218 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Helena College University of Montana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (55 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 Helena College University of Montana are Software developers (416,079 people), Other managers (146,908 people), Computer occupations, all other (129,789 people), Police officers (127,875 people), and Computer programmers (110,417 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (55 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Legal (5 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 Helena College University of Montana are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (55 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Legal (5 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 Helena College University of Montana are Computer Systems Design (483,387 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (320,358 people), Elementary & secondary schools (207,545 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (126,344 people), and Insurance carriers (97,599 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (26 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (55 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Legal (5 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 Helena College University of Montana.

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 Helena College University of Montana was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 123

  2. 136

In 2017, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana, which is 0.904 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana in General Computer Programming, which is 3.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Helena College University of Montana in General Studies, which is 2.93 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Helena College University of Montana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Helena College University of Montana is Male and Black or African American (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, 1.89% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    218 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Helena College University of Montana is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

6.56% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    121 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Helena College University of Montana is white female (121 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (97 degrees).

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Operations

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $85.2k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $135k (158%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Helena College University of Montana had a total salary expenditure of $13.6M. Helena College University of Montana employs 33 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Helena College University of Montana are Male Instructors (21), Female Instructors(12), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.2k

2017 Endowment

1.31%

growth from 2016

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $85.2k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Helena College University of Montana grew 1.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.57M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Helena College University of Montana (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.03M - Federal

  2. $58.8k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Helena College University of Montana received $1.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $58.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.24M

2017 Salaries

1.23%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Helena College University of Montana paid a median of $5.24M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($13.6M) and a 1.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.04% decline from 2015 and a 6.45% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.7M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2017, Helena College University of Montana paid a total of $1.7M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana were Instructor with 33 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana was Male Instructor with 21 employees, Female Instructor with 12 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Helena College University of Montana.

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