Highland Community College (155186)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,798

1.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,052

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,260

35.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29.5%

148 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 2017, 618 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highland Community College (155186). 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (432 degrees), 7.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $1,798, which is $-5,616 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $1,798, which is $-5,616 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,052.

In 2017, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,798

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Highland Community College (155186) was $1,798. The cost of tuition at Highland Community College (155186) is $-5,616 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,052

2017 Value

0.657%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Highland Community College (155186) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,052. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Highland Community College (155186) grew by 0.657%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,303

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highland Community College (155186) was of $6,303 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% 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 2017. This represents a growth of 18.8% with respect to 2016, when 32% 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%

2016 Default Rate

128

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Highland Community College (155186) was 18%, which represents 128 out of the 713 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 3,260 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College (155186) is 1,168 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,092. This means that 35.8% 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 71.9% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 5.25% Two or More Races, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.32% Asian, and 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Highland Community College (155186) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Black or African American Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highland Community College (155186), both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,260 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College (155186) is 1,168 and the part-time enrollment is 2,092. This means that 35.8% of students enrolled at Highland Community College (155186) are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

39%

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 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

    2,343

  2. Black or African American

    347

  3. Two or More Races

    171

The enrolled student population at Highland Community College (155186) is 71.9% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 5.25% Two or More Races, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.32% Asian, and 0.215% 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, 156 more women than men received degrees from Highland Community College (155186). The majority of degree recipients at Highland Community College (155186) are white (432 degrees awarded). There were 7.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 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 Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), and Health (351 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 Highland Community College (155186) are Registered nurses (1,304,047 people), Medical & health services managers (139,861 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,890 people), Pharmacists (131,416 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Health (351 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Health (351 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), and Construction (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,437,228 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,358 people), Outpatient care centers (202,345 people), Offices of physicians (192,776 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (181,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College (155186) are Mechanical Technologies (48 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Health (351 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), and Construction (9 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 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 Highland Community College (155186) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 231

  2. 387

In 2017, 231 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College (155186), which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (387).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College (155186) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Highland Community College (155186) in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 9.5 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% 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, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highland Community College (155186) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (60% 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, 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

    432 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highland Community College (155186) is white (432 degrees awarded). There were 7.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

6.8% 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

    282 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highland Community College (155186) is white female (282 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (150 degrees).

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Operations

Highland Community College (155186) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.65M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.4k (0.279%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Highland Community College (155186) had a total salary expenditure of $22M. Highland Community College (155186) employs 52 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Highland Community College (155186) are Male No academic ranks (32), Female No academic ranks(20), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) are: Management, with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.65M

2017 Endowment

18%

growth from 2016

Highland Community College (155186) has an endowment valued at about $2.65M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Highland Community College (155186) grew 18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.01M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Highland Community College (155186) (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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.22M - Federal

  2. $2.09M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Highland Community College (155186) received $5.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.39M

2017 Salaries

0.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Highland Community College (155186) paid a median of $8.39M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 0.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.17% decline from 2015 and a 10.8% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.47M

Instructional Salaries

52

Number of Employees

In 2017, Highland Community College (155186) paid a total of $2.47M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) were No academic rank with 52 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) were Management with 36 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Highland Community College (155186) was Male No academic rank with 32 employees, Female No academic rank with 20 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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