Palo Verde College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,254
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
3,854
14.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.5%
22 Graduates

About

Palo Verde College is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Palo Verde College were .

In 2020, 616 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Verde College. 27.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (307 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (187 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,254.

In 2020, 46% of undergraduate students attending Palo Verde College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Palo Verde College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Palo Verde College is $−6,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$14,254
2020 Value
23%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Palo Verde College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,254. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Palo Verde College grew by 23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palo Verde College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 9.47% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Palo Verde College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.55% with respect to 2019, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Palo Verde College has a total enrollment of 3,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 572 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,282. This means that 14.8% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 38.8% White, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.27% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.415% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palo Verde College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (45.3%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Male (14.2%). 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

14.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Verde College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 572 and the part-time enrollment is 3,282. This means that 14.8% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%
2020 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 Palo Verde College was 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Palo Verde College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,551
  2. White
    1,496
  3. Black or African American
    382

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College is 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 38.8% White, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.27% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.415% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 134 students (3.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 272 fewer women than men received degrees from Palo Verde College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (187 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Palo Verde College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), and Construction (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Elementary & middle school teachers (114,779 people), Other managers (66,665 people), Postsecondary teachers (43,818 people), Physicians (40,570 people), and Registered nurses (38,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Palo Verde College are Surgeons, Physicians, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Palo Verde College are Elementary & secondary schools (226,833 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (114,104 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (99,469 people), Construction (89,971 people), and Computer Systems Design (49,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Palo Verde 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 Palo Verde College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

444
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
172
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 444 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College, which is 2.58 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College in Substance Abuse Counseling, which is 41 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Palo Verde College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 8 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Palo Verde College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palo Verde College is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. Hispanic or Latino
    307 degrees awarded
  2. White
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (187 degrees).

2.27% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    199 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    147 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino male (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (147 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.55M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−45.9%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Palo Verde College had a total salary expenditure of $26.8M. Palo Verde College employs 31 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Palo Verde College are Male Instructors (20), Female Instructors(11), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Verde College are: Management, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.55M
2020 Endowment
1.57%
growth from 2019

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at about $1.55M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Verde College grew 1.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.87M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.5M - Federal
  2. $4.12M - State
  3. $1.66M - Local

As of 2020, Palo Verde College received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.12M from state grants and contracts, and $1.66M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2020 Salaries
5.87%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Palo Verde College paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($26.8M) and a 5.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 21.4% decline from 2018 and a 6.23% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.79M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2020, Palo Verde College paid a total of $2.79M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Verde College were Instructor with 31 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Verde College were Management with 21 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palo Verde College was Male Instructor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Palo Verde College.

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