Montgomery College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,960
3.13% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,661
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
21,260
34.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.8%
436 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 3,066 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montgomery College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (758 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (742 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montgomery College is $3,960, which is $−3,864 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montgomery College is $3,960, which is $−3,864 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,661.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,960
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Montgomery College was $3,960. The cost of tuition at Montgomery College is $−3,864 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,661
2019 Value
10.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Montgomery College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,661. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Montgomery College grew by 10.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,226
Room and Board
$1,820
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montgomery College was of $14,226 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,820. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 24.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Montgomery College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
10.5%
2017 Default Rate
236
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Montgomery College was 10.5%, which represents 236 out of the 2254 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

Montgomery College has a total enrollment of 21,260 students. The full-time enrollment at Montgomery College is 7,305 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,955. This means that 34.4% of students enrolled at Montgomery College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montgomery College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26.3% Black or African American, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22% White, 11.7% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montgomery College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (13.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.8%) and Black or African American Male (12.4%). 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

34.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montgomery College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,260 students. The full-time enrollment at Montgomery College is 7,305 and the part-time enrollment is 13,955. This means that 34.4% of students enrolled at Montgomery College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Montgomery College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Montgomery College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    5,582
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,418
  3. White
    4,674

The enrolled student population at Montgomery College is 26.3% Black or African American, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22% White, 11.7% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% 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, 91 students (0.428%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 326 more women than men received degrees from Montgomery College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montgomery College is white (758 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (742 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montgomery College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (71 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,294 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 Montgomery College are Software developers (531,235 people), Other managers (187,111 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (135,294 people), Computer & information systems managers (116,313 people), and Graphic designers (107,163 people).

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Science Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (71 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,294 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (271 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 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 Montgomery College are Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Science Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (71 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,294 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (271 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Computer Systems Design (592,751 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,252 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (220,946 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (110,864 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (106,049 people).

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Science Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (71 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,294 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (271 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,370
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,696
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,370 degrees were awarded to men at Montgomery College, which is 0.808 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,696).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 373 degrees were awarded to men at Montgomery College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.587 times less than the 635 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 635 degrees were awarded to women at Montgomery College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.7 times more than the 373 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 10% of students graduating from Montgomery College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montgomery College is Female and White (37% 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
    758 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    742 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    696 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montgomery College is white (758 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (742 degrees).

0.196% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    446 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    405 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    405 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montgomery College is black or african american female (446 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (405 degrees).

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Operations

Montgomery College has an endowment valued at nearly $28.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.37M (4.79%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Montgomery College had a total salary expenditure of $351M. Montgomery College employs 353 Professors, 83 Associate professors, and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montgomery College are Female Professors (189), Male Professors(164), and Female Associate professors (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montgomery College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 321 employees, Service, with 235 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 232 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.6M
2019 Endowment
2.04%
growth from 2018

Montgomery College has an endowment valued at about $28.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Montgomery College grew 2.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.3M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.67M - Federal
  2. $5.81M - State
  3. $400k - Local

As of 2019, Montgomery College received $8.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.81M from state grants and contracts, and $400k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$193M
2019 Salaries
1.77%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Montgomery College paid a median of $193M in salaries, which represents 55.1% of their overall expenditure ($351M) and a 1.77% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.48% growth from 2017 and a 0.494% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$42.6M
Instructional Salaries
467
Number of Employees

In 2019, Montgomery College paid a total of $42.6M to 467 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
353 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
321 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montgomery College were Professor with 353 employees; Associate professor with 83 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montgomery College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 321 employees; Service with 235 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 232 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montgomery College was Female Professor with 189 employees, Male Professor with 164 employees, and Female Associate professor with 64 employees.

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

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