Highland Community College (155186)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,834
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,099
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,866
34.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.8%
167 Graduates

About

Highland Community College (155186) is a higher education institution located in Doniphan County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Highland Community College (155186) were .

In 2019, 689 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highland Community College (155186). 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (486 degrees), 5.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $1,834, which is $−5,990 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $1,834, which is $−5,990 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,099.

In 2019, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,834
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Highland Community College (155186) was $1,834. The cost of tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $−5,990 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,099
2019 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Highland Community College (155186) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,099. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Highland Community College (155186) grew by 3.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,228
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highland Community College (155186) was of $6,228 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Highland Community College (155186) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 38% 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.
18.2%
2017 Default Rate
114
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Highland Community College (155186) was 18.2%, which represents 114 out of the 626 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

Highland Community College (155186) has a total enrollment of 2,866 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College (155186) is 991 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,875. This means that 34.6% of students enrolled at Highland Community College (155186) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highland Community College (155186), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 9.32% Black or African American, 5.97% Two or More Races, 4.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.54% Asian, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Highland Community College (155186) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.4%). 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

34.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highland Community College (155186), both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,866 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College (155186) is 991 and the part-time enrollment is 1,875. This means that 34.6% of students enrolled at Highland Community College (155186) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

39%
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 Highland Community College (155186) was 39%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Highland Community College (155186) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,023
  2. Black or African American
    267
  3. Two or More Races
    171

The enrolled student population at Highland Community College (155186) is 70.6% White, 9.32% Black or African American, 5.97% Two or More Races, 4.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.54% Asian, and 0.105% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 177 more women than men received degrees from Highland Community College (155186). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Highland Community College (155186) is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 5.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Highland Community College (155186) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Highland Community College (155186), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,500,956 people), Registered nurses (1,410,279 people), Secondary school teachers (486,571 people), Education administrators (263,636 people), and Special education teachers (215,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees), and Precision Production (13 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 Highland Community College (155186) are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees), and Precision Production (13 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 Highland Community College (155186) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,866,690 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,534,542 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,045 people), Outpatient care centers (260,237 people), and Offices of physicians (240,855 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees), and Precision Production (13 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 Highland Community College (155186).
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 Highland Community College (155186) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

256
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
433
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College (155186), which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (433).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College (155186) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.33 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 223 degrees were awarded to women at Highland Community College (155186) in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 27.9 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% of students graduating from Highland Community College (155186) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (63.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highland Community College (155186) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (63.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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.

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, 0.599% 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
    486 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highland Community College (155186) is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 5.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

4.21% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    314 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    172 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highland Community College (155186) is white female (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (172 degrees).

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Operations

Highland Community College (155186) has an endowment valued at nearly $3.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $36.3k (1.07%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Highland Community College (155186) had a total salary expenditure of $23.1M. Highland Community College (155186) employs 55 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Highland Community College (155186) are Male No academic ranks (31), Female No academic ranks(24), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) are: Management, with 33 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.39M
2019 Endowment
13.2%
growth from 2018

Highland Community College (155186) has an endowment valued at about $3.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Highland Community College (155186) grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $916k 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: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.02M - Federal
  2. $2.14M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Highland Community College (155186) received $4.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.14M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.54M
2019 Salaries
2.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Highland Community College (155186) paid a median of $8.54M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($23.1M) and a 2.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.622% decline from 2017 and a 0.47% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.79M
Instructional Salaries
55
Number of Employees

In 2019, Highland Community College (155186) paid a total of $2.79M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) were No academic rank with 55 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) were Management with 33 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 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 Highland Community College (155186) was Male No academic rank with 31 employees, Female No academic rank with 24 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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