Laredo College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,200
2022 Average Net Price
$6,225
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
9,317
22.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.6%
258 Graduates

About

Laredo College is a higher education institution located in Webb County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Laredo College were General Studies (1,025 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 degrees), and Computer Installation & Repair Technology (25 degrees).

In 2022, 2,051 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Laredo College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,006 degrees), 71.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Laredo College is $1,200, which is $−6,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Laredo College is $1,200, which is $−6,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,225.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Laredo College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Laredo College was $1,200. The cost of tuition at Laredo College is $−6,912 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,225
2022 Value
7.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Laredo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,225. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Laredo College grew by 7.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,790
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Laredo College was of $5,790 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.486% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

87% of undergraduate students at Laredo College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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.
6.78%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Laredo College was 6.78%, which represents 4 out of the 59 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Laredo College had a total enrollment of 9,317 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Laredo College is 2,104 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,213. This means that 22.6% of students enrolled at Laredo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Laredo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 96.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% White, 0.193% Asian, 0.0966% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0751% Black or African American, and 0.0215% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Laredo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (55.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (40.2%) and White Female (1.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Laredo College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,317 students. The full-time enrollment at Laredo College is 2,104 and the part-time enrollment is 7,213. This means that 22.6% of students enrolled at Laredo College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2018 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 Laredo College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Laredo College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,964 enrolled students
  2. White
    160 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    18 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Laredo College is 96.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% White, 0.193% Asian, 0.0966% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0751% Black or African American, and 0.0215% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 150 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 225 more women than men received degrees from Laredo College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Laredo College is hispanic or latino (2,006 degrees awarded). There were 71.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Laredo College is General Studies (1,025 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 degrees) and Computer Installation & Repair Technology (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Laredo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,025 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees).

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 Laredo College are Police officers (134,180 people), Other managers (101,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,037 people), Construction managers (49,470 people), and Software developers (42,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Laredo College in 2022 are Precision Production (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,025 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), and Construction (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Laredo College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Laredo College are Precision Production (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,025 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), and Construction (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Laredo College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (173,356 people), Construction (138,340 people), Computer Systems Design (77,562 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,506 people).

The most specialized majors at Laredo College are Precision Production (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,025 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Engineering Technologies (121 degrees), and Construction (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Laredo College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,025 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Laredo College was General Studies with 1,025 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

913
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,138
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 913 degrees were awarded to men at Laredo College, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,138).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 325 degrees were awarded to men at Laredo College in General Studies, which is 0.464 times less than the 700 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 700 degrees were awarded to men at Laredo College in General Studies, which is 2.15 times more than the 325 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Laredo College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.388% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,006 degrees awarded
  2. White
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Laredo College is hispanic or latino (2,006 degrees awarded). There were 71.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

0.488% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,116 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    890 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Laredo College is hispanic or latino female (1,116 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (890 degrees).

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Operations

Laredo College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 776k (23.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Laredo College had a total salary expenditure of 101M. Laredo College employs 98 Professors, 31 Instructors and 19 Associate professors. Most academics at Laredo College are Male Professor (54), Female Professor (44), and Male Instructor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laredo College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 74 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Endowment

$3.36M
2022 Endowment
1.14%
growth from 2021

Laredo College has an endowment valued at about $3.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Laredo College grew 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.86M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $16M - Federal
  2. $1.37M - State
  3. $479k - Local

As of 2022, Laredo College received $16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.37M from state grants and contracts, and $479k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.9M
2022 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Laredo College paid a median of $37.9M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2022, Laredo College paid a total of $11.4M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Laredo College were Professor with 98 employees, Instructor with 31 employees, and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laredo College were Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Laredo College was Male Professor with 54 employees, Female Professor with 44 employees, and Male Instructor with 17 employees.

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