Lamar Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,574
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,437
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
849
51.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
38.5%
47 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 269 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar Community College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (160 degrees), 2.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Community College is $3,574, which is $-4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Community College is $3,574, which is $-4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,437.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,574
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lamar Community College was $3,574. The cost of tuition at Lamar Community College is $-4,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$11,437
2019 Value
13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lamar Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,437. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lamar Community College grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,066
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar Community College was of $9,066 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 8.76% 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

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
20%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Lamar Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2018, when 68% 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.
21.7%
2017 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar Community College was 21.7%, which represents 35 out of the 161 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

Lamar Community College has a total enrollment of 849 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Community College is 441 students and the part-time enrollment is 408. This means that 51.9% of students enrolled at Lamar Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lamar Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.9% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.236% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% Asian.

Students enrolled at Lamar Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%). 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

51.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 849 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Community College is 441 and the part-time enrollment is 408. This means that 51.9% of students enrolled at Lamar Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%
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 Lamar Community College was 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Lamar Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    441
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    288
  3. Black or African American
    43

The enrolled student population at Lamar Community College is 51.9% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.236% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% Asian. 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, 11 students (1.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 57 more women than men received degrees from Lamar Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lamar Community College is white (160 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lamar Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (32 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (82 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 Lamar Community College are Registered nurses (1,383,276 people), Medical & health services managers (148,779 people), Pharmacists (135,947 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,239 people), and Other managers (120,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Community College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (82 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (16 degrees), and Health (84 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 Lamar Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Lamar Community College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (82 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (16 degrees), and Health (84 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 Lamar Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,473,506 people), Elementary & secondary schools (326,931 people), Outpatient care centers (230,667 people), Offices of physicians (224,268 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (179,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Community College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (82 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (16 degrees), and Health (84 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 Lamar 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 Lamar Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

106
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Community College, which is 0.65 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Community College in General Construction Trades, which is 10.3 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 2.5 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Lamar Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar Community College is Male and White (62.1% 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% 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
    160 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar Community College is white (160 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

0.743% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    98 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lamar Community College is white female (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (62 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $114k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Lamar Community College had a total salary expenditure of $10.2M. Lamar Community College employs 20 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Lamar Community College are Male Instructors (10), Female Instructors(10), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, Service, with 11 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Lamar Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $201k - Federal
  2. $2.06M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lamar Community College received $201k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.06M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.52M
2019 Salaries
1.77%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lamar Community College paid a median of $3.52M in salaries, which represents 34.6% of their overall expenditure ($10.2M) and a 1.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.3% decline from 2017 and a 7.98% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$975k
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lamar Community College paid a total of $975k to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar Community College were Instructor with 20 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees; Service with 11 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar Community College was Male Instructor with 10 employees, Female Instructor with 10 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lamar Community College.

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