Palo Verde College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,587
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
4,540
12.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
38.9%
28 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 2019, 568 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Verde College. 22.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (260 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (198 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,587.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Palo Verde College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Palo Verde College is $−6,444 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$11,587
2019 Value
0.0604%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Palo Verde College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,587. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Palo Verde College grew by 0.0604%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,779
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palo Verde College was of $13,779 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Palo Verde College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 12% with respect to 2018, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Palo Verde College has a total enrollment of 4,540 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 586 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,954. This means that 12.9% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.7% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 4.52% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 1.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.771% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palo Verde College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (39.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%) and White Male (12.6%). 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

12.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Verde College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,540 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 586 and the part-time enrollment is 3,954. This means that 12.9% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Palo Verde College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    1,748
  2. White
    1,665
  3. Black or African American
    521

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College is 38.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.7% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 4.52% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 1.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.771% 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, 177 students (3.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 312 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 (260 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (198 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 (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), and Construction (18 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 (98,568 people), Other managers (74,635 people), Secondary school teachers (47,667 people), Postsecondary teachers (46,355 people), and Construction managers (41,950 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), Human Sciences (26 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, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), Human Sciences (26 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 (232,916 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (108,986 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (101,042 people), Construction (94,453 people), and Computer Systems Design (51,881 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Construction (18 degrees), Human Sciences (26 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

440
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 440 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College, which is 3.44 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College in Substance Abuse Counseling, which is 15.7 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Palo Verde College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 7.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Palo Verde 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 40% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palo Verde College is Male and Asian (100% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    260 degrees awarded
  2. White
    198 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino (260 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (198 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    191 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino male (191 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (149 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.53M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−53.2%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Palo Verde College had a total salary expenditure of $19.6M. Palo Verde College employs 32 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Palo Verde College are Male Instructors (18), Female Instructors(14), 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 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.53M
2019 Endowment
3.42%
growth from 2018

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at about $1.53M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Verde College grew 3.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.77M 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. $888k - Federal
  2. $4.57M - State
  3. $315k - Local

As of 2019, Palo Verde College received $888k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.57M from state grants and contracts, and $315k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.6M
2019 Salaries
21.4%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Palo Verde College paid a median of $10.6M in salaries, which represents 54.2% of their overall expenditure ($19.6M) and a 21.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.23% growth from 2017 and a 54.1% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.93M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2019, Palo Verde College paid a total of $2.93M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% 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
32 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Verde College were Instructor with 32 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Verde College were Management with 21 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 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 Palo Verde College was Male Instructor with 18 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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