Laramie County Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,970
31.6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,647
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,154
38.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.5%
138 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 787 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Laramie County Community College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (576 degrees), 5.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Laramie County Community College is $2,970, which is $−4,854 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Laramie County Community College is $2,970, which is $−4,854 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,647.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,970
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Laramie County Community College was $2,970. The cost of tuition at Laramie County Community College is $−4,854 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,647
2019 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Laramie County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,647. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Laramie County Community College grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,717
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Laramie County Community College was of $7,717 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.613% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Laramie County Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
13%
2017 Default Rate
95
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Laramie County Community College was 13%, which represents 95 out of the 731 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

Laramie County Community College has a total enrollment of 4,154 students. The full-time enrollment at Laramie County Community College is 1,603 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,551. This means that 38.6% of students enrolled at Laramie County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Laramie County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.95% Black or African American, 0.939% Asian, 0.867% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0963% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Laramie County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.17%). 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

38.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Laramie County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,154 students. The full-time enrollment at Laramie County Community College is 1,603 and the part-time enrollment is 2,551. This means that 38.6% of students enrolled at Laramie County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Laramie County Community College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Laramie County 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
    2,632
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    586
  3. Two or More Races
    148

The enrolled student population at Laramie County Community College is 63.4% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.56% Two or More Races, 1.95% Black or African American, 0.939% Asian, 0.867% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0963% 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, 602 students (14.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 161 more women than men received degrees from Laramie County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Laramie County Community College is white (576 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Laramie County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (56 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), and Agriculture (29 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 Laramie County Community College are Registered nurses (1,383,063 people), Other managers (156,990 people), Medical & health services managers (150,222 people), Pharmacists (136,171 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,218 people).

The most specialized majors at Laramie County Community College are Precision Production (56 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Health (285 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (22 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 Laramie County Community College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Laramie County Community College are Precision Production (56 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Health (285 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (22 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 Laramie County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,477,757 people), Elementary & secondary schools (361,999 people), Outpatient care centers (230,331 people), Offices of physicians (227,935 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (226,733 people).

The most specialized majors at Laramie County Community College are Precision Production (56 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Health (285 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (22 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 Laramie County 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 Laramie County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

313
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
474
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 313 degrees were awarded to men at Laramie County Community College, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (474).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Laramie County Community College in Welding Technology, which is 6 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Laramie County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 3.59 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Laramie County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Laramie County Community College is Female and Asian (50% 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, 2.17% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    576 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Laramie County Community College is white (576 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

6.48% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    360 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Laramie County Community College is white female (360 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (216 degrees).

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Operations

Laramie County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $22.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.07M (4.7%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Laramie County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $60.3M. Laramie County Community College employs 118 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Laramie County Community College are Female No academic ranks (67), Male No academic ranks(51), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laramie County Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.8M
2019 Endowment
30.5%
growth from 2018

Laramie County Community College has an endowment valued at about $22.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Laramie County Community College grew 30.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.5M higher 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.5M - Federal
  2. $714k - State
  3. $58.2k - Local

As of 2019, Laramie County Community College received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $714k from state grants and contracts, and $58.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.5M
2019 Salaries
4.99%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Laramie County Community College paid a median of $23.5M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($60.3M) and a 4.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.59% decline from 2017 and a 8.99% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.86M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2019, Laramie County Community College paid a total of $7.86M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% 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
118 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Laramie County Community College were No academic rank with 118 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laramie County Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 45 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 Laramie County Community College was Female No academic rank with 67 employees, Male No academic rank with 51 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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