Isothermal Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
25% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,230
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
30.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,086
33.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21%
50 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 1,078 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Isothermal Community College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (845 degrees), 9.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Isothermal Community College is $1,824, which is $-6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Isothermal Community College is $1,824, which is $-6,000 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,230.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Isothermal Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at Isothermal Community College is $-6,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,230
2019 Value
6.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Isothermal Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,230. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Isothermal Community College grew by 6.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,336
Room and Board
$1,650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Isothermal Community College was of $9,336 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,650. The cost of room and board increased by 2.1% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Isothermal Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.85% with respect to 2018, when 52% 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.
30.5%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Isothermal Community College was 30.5%, which represents 32 out of the 105 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

Isothermal Community College has a total enrollment of 2,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Isothermal Community College is 701 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,385. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Isothermal Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Isothermal Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.5% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0479% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Isothermal Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.56%). 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

33.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Isothermal Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Isothermal Community College is 701 and the part-time enrollment is 1,385. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Isothermal Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Isothermal Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Isothermal Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,534
  2. Black or African American
    185
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    165

The enrolled student population at Isothermal Community College is 73.5% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0479% 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.

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, 115 students (5.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 158 more women than men received degrees from Isothermal Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Isothermal Community College is white (845 degrees awarded). There were 9.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Isothermal Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (89 degrees awarded), Precision Production (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (114 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 Isothermal Community College are Police officers (135,683 people), Other managers (102,075 people), Construction managers (50,722 people), Software developers (40,645 people), and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (37,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Isothermal Community College are Construction (89 degrees awarded), Precision Production (74 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Agriculture (34 degrees), and Communication Technologies (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Isothermal Community College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Dentists, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Isothermal Community College are Construction (89 degrees awarded), Precision Production (74 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Agriculture (34 degrees), and Communication Technologies (13 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 Isothermal Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (325,238 people), Construction (138,818 people), Elementary & secondary schools (89,087 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (65,591 people), and Computer Systems Design (62,128 people).

The most specialized majors at Isothermal Community College are Construction (89 degrees awarded), Precision Production (74 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Agriculture (34 degrees), and Communication Technologies (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 Isothermal 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 Isothermal Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

460
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
618
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 460 degrees were awarded to men at Isothermal Community College, which is 0.744 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (618).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Isothermal Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.624 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Isothermal Community College in General Studies, which is 48.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Isothermal Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Isothermal Community College is Male and Two or More Races (25% 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, 8% 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
    845 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Isothermal Community College is white (845 degrees awarded). There were 9.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

3.43% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    479 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    366 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Isothermal Community College is white female (479 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (366 degrees).

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Operations

Isothermal Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.23M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $887k (39.7%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Isothermal Community College had a total salary expenditure of $23.3M. Isothermal Community College employs 56 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Isothermal Community College are Female No academic ranks (32), Male No academic ranks(24), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Isothermal Community College are: Management, with 32 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.23M
2019 Endowment
3.9%
growth from 2018

Isothermal Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.23M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Isothermal Community College grew 3.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.07M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Isothermal Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.7M
2019 Salaries
4.33%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Isothermal Community College paid a median of $11.7M in salaries, which represents 50.2% of their overall expenditure ($23.3M) and a 4.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.97% decline from 2017 and a 1.26% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.09M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2019, Isothermal Community College paid a total of $3.09M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% 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
56 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Isothermal Community College were No academic rank with 56 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Isothermal Community College were Management with 32 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Isothermal Community College was Female No academic rank with 32 employees, Male No academic rank with 24 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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