Housatonic Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,984
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,448
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.38%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,821
34.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
11.7%
74 Graduates

About

Housatonic Community College is a higher education institution located in Fairfield County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Housatonic Community College were .

In 2020, 444 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Housatonic Community College. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (145 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Housatonic Community College is $3,984, which is $−3,996 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Housatonic Community College is $3,984, which is $−3,996 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,448.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Housatonic Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,984
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Housatonic Community College was $3,984. The cost of tuition at Housatonic Community College is $−3,996 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,448
2020 Value
18.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Housatonic Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,448. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Housatonic Community College grew by 18.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,200
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Housatonic Community College was of $11,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 16.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Housatonic Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
8.38%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Housatonic Community College was 8.38%, which represents 15 out of the 179 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

Housatonic Community College has a total enrollment of 3,821 students. The full-time enrollment at Housatonic Community College is 1,334 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,487. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Housatonic Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Housatonic Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% Black or African American, 25.6% White, 3.09% Asian, 2.8% Two or More Races, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0785% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Housatonic Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.8%). 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

34.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Housatonic Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,821 students. The full-time enrollment at Housatonic Community College is 1,334 and the part-time enrollment is 2,487. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Housatonic Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
2020 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 Housatonic Community College was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Housatonic Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,374
  2. Black or African American
    1,154
  3. White
    980

The enrolled student population at Housatonic Community College is 36% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% Black or African American, 25.6% White, 3.09% Asian, 2.8% Two or More Races, 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0785% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 72 students (1.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 148 more women than men received degrees from Housatonic Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Housatonic Community College is hispanic or latino (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Housatonic Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (25 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 Housatonic Community College are Registered nurses (1,391,153 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,023 people), Other managers (763,373 people), Financial managers (466,578 people), and Chief executives & legislators (375,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Protective Services (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Health (96 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 Housatonic Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Protective Services (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Health (96 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 Housatonic Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,776,662 people), Elementary & secondary schools (911,445 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (568,734 people), Computer Systems Design (509,893 people), and Banking & related activities (509,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Protective Services (30 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Health (96 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 Housatonic Community College.
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 Housatonic Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
296
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Housatonic Community College, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (296).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Housatonic Community College in General Management Information Systems, which is 10.3 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Housatonic Community College in General Studies, which is 2.73 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
14%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 6% of students graduating from Housatonic Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Housatonic Community College is Female and Two or More Races (20% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. Hispanic or Latino
    145 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    140 degrees awarded
  3. White
    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Housatonic Community College is hispanic or latino (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

0.676% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    100 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Housatonic Community College is hispanic or latino female (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (100 degrees).

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Operations

Housatonic Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $206k (17.9%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Housatonic Community College had a total salary expenditure of $51.2M. Housatonic Community College employs 33 Professors, 17 Associate professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Housatonic Community College are Female Professors (21), Male Professors(12), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Housatonic Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15M
2020 Endowment
25.6%
decline from 2019

Housatonic Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.15M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Housatonic Community College declined 25.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.27M 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 Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.18M - Federal
  2. $1.41M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Housatonic Community College received $1.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.41M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.6M
2020 Salaries
4.03%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Housatonic Community College paid a median of $21.6M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($51.2M) and a 4.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.69% decline from 2018 and a 1.22% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.95M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2020, Housatonic Community College paid a total of $5.95M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Housatonic Community College were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Housatonic Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 48 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Housatonic Community College was Female Professor with 21 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Housatonic Community College.

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