Pearl River Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,250
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,047
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
21.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,065
75% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
38.5%
317 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 1,164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pearl River Community College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (786 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (303 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pearl River Community College is $3,250, which is $−4,730 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pearl River Community College is $3,250, which is $−4,730 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,047.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending Pearl River Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,250
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pearl River Community College was $3,250. The cost of tuition at Pearl River Community College is $−4,730 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,047
2020 Value
24.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pearl River Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,047. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pearl River Community College grew by 24.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,668
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pearl River Community College was of $6,668 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 30.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 23.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Pearl River Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
21.1%
2018 Default Rate
127
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pearl River Community College was 21.1%, which represents 127 out of the 601 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

Pearl River Community College has a total enrollment of 5,065 students. The full-time enrollment at Pearl River Community College is 3,799 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,266. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Pearl River Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pearl River Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.849% Asian, 0.573% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Pearl River Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Female (22.1%). 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

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pearl River Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,065 students. The full-time enrollment at Pearl River Community College is 3,799 and the part-time enrollment is 1,266. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Pearl River Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Pearl River Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Pearl River 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
    3,165
  2. Black or African American
    1,528
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107

The enrolled student population at Pearl River Community College is 62.5% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.849% Asian, 0.573% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 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, 191 students (3.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 262 more women than men received degrees from Pearl River Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pearl River Community College is white (786 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (303 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pearl River Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (126 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (538 degrees), and Construction (24 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 Pearl River Community College are Registered nurses (1,301,053 people), Medical & health services managers (148,195 people), Pharmacists (131,635 people), Other managers (119,780 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (126 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (538 degrees), Construction (24 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Precision Production (27 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 Pearl River Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (126 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (538 degrees), Construction (24 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Precision Production (27 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 Pearl River Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,444,532 people), Elementary & secondary schools (311,047 people), Outpatient care centers (210,042 people), Offices of physicians (186,905 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (159,370 people).

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (126 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (538 degrees), Construction (24 degrees), Transportation (17 degrees), and Precision Production (27 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 Pearl River 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 Pearl River Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

451
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
713
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 451 degrees were awarded to men at Pearl River Community College, which is 0.633 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Pearl River Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.494 times less than the 360 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 360 degrees were awarded to women at Pearl River Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.02 times more than the 178 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from Pearl River Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pearl River Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% 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, 5.05% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    786 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    303 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pearl River Community College is white (786 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (303 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    462 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    324 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pearl River Community College is white female (462 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (324 degrees).

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Operations

Pearl River Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.86k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $499k (6.35k%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Pearl River Community College had a total salary expenditure of $61.9M. Pearl River Community College employs 172 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pearl River Community College are Female No academic ranks (108), Male No academic ranks(64), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pearl River Community College are: Service, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.86k
2020 Endowment
0.898%
growth from 2019

Pearl River Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.86k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pearl River Community College grew 0.898% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.42M 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-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.74M - Federal
  2. $4.71M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Pearl River Community College received $5.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.71M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.5M
2020 Salaries
1.52%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pearl River Community College paid a median of $20.5M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($61.9M) and a 1.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2018 and a 2.77% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.08M
Instructional Salaries
172
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pearl River Community College paid a total of $9.08M to 172 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.3% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
172 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pearl River Community College were No academic rank with 172 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pearl River Community College were Service with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pearl River Community College was Female No academic rank with 108 employees, and Male No academic rank with 64 employees.

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