Helena College University of Montana

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,358

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,335

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,396

38.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.3%

68 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 2016, 270 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Helena College University of Montana. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (239 degrees), 21.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,358, which is $-4,962 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,358, which is $-4,962 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,335.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,358

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana was $2,358. The cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $-4,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$10,335

2016 Value

2.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Helena College University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,335. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Helena College University of Montana grew by 2.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,588

Room and Board

$1,338

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Helena College University of Montana was of $6,588 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,338. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.04% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Helena College University of Montana received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 12.8% with respect to 2015, when 47% 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.

12.8%

2015 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Helena College University of Montana was 12.8%, which represents 66 out of the 516 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

Helena College University of Montana 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 1,396 students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Helena College University of Montana 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 Helena College University of Montana 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 Helena College University of Montana in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Helena College University of Montana has a total enrollment of 1,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 540 students and the part-time enrollment is 856. This means that 38.7% 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 86% White, 3.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.07% Asian, 0.931% Two or More Races, 0.573% 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 Female (45%), followed by White Male (43.3%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (1.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Helena College University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 540 and the part-time enrollment is 856. This means that 38.7% of students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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 Helena College University of Montana was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    1,201

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    53

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25

The enrolled student population at Helena College University of Montana is 86% White, 3.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.07% Asian, 0.931% Two or More Races, 0.573% 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 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, 81 students (5.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 14 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 (239 degrees awarded). There were 21.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (11 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 (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 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 Registered nurses (1,308,553 people), Accountants & auditors (1,100,923 people), Miscellaneous managers (841,741 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (514,033 people), and Financial managers (435,110 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Health (68 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Health (68 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 Hospitals (1,741,856 people), Computer Systems Design (872,213 people), Elementary & secondary schools (716,593 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (655,846 people), and Banking & related activities (534,014 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Health (68 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 N/A, 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. 128

  2. 142

In 2016, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana, which is 0.901 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana in General Computer Programming, which is 2.56 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Helena College University of Montana in General Studies, which is 1.82 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% 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, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 Helena College University of Montana 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, 5.88% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    239 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Helena College University of Montana is white (239 degrees awarded). There were 21.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (11 degrees).

3.7% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    128 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    111 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Helena College University of Montana is white female (128 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $84.6k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $110k (130%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Helena College University of Montana had a total expenditure of $13.6M. Of that $13.6M, they spent $5.36M on salaries and $13.6M on benefits.

Helena College University of Montana employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Helena College University of Montana are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana are: Management, with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.6k

2015 Endowment

0.0923%

growth from 2014

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $84.6k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Helena College University of Montana grew 0.0923% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.03M 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. $2.2M - Federal

  2. $275k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Helena College University of Montana received $2.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $275k 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.

$5.36M

Salary Expenditure

$13.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Helena College University of Montana had a total expenditure of $13.6M. Of that $13.6M, they spent $5.36M on salaries and $13.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$5.36M

2015 Salaries

6.45%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Helena College University of Montana paid a median of $5.36M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($13.6M) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% decline from 2013 and a 6.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.62M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2015, Helena College University of Montana paid a total of $1.62M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% 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 Helena College University of Montana 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 Helena College University of Montana were Management with 23 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 6 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 Helena College University of Montana 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 Helena College University of Montana.

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