Polaris Career Center

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2019 Average Net Price
$6,304
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.88%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
201
100% Full-Time

About

Polaris Career Center is a higher education institution located in Cuyahoga County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Polaris Career Center were .

In 2019, 201 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Polaris Career Center. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (138 degrees), 5.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Polaris Career Center is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Polaris Career Center is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,304.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$6,304
2019 Value
24.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Polaris Career Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,304. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Polaris Career Center grew by 24.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Polaris Career Center received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.93% with respect to 2018, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Polaris Career Center (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
3.88%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Polaris Career Center was 3.88%, which represents 5 out of the 129 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

Polaris Career Center has a total enrollment of 201 students. The full-time enrollment at Polaris Career Center is 201 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Polaris Career Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Polaris Career Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.7% White, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, 9.45% Black or African American, 3.98% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Polaris Career Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.3%), followed by White Female (31.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.98%). 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

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Polaris Career Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 201 students. The full-time enrollment at Polaris Career Center is 201 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Polaris Career Center are enrolled full-time compared with 69.5% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Polaris Career Center was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (78%), Polaris Career Center had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    138
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    20
  3. Black or African American
    19

The enrolled student population at Polaris Career Center is 68.7% White, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, 9.45% Black or African American, 3.98% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 40.5% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Polaris Career Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Polaris Career Center is white (138 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Polaris Career Center is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Polaris Career Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (52 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), and Protective Services (22 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 Polaris Career Center are Registered nurses (1,388,191 people), Medical & health services managers (153,569 people), Police officers (137,132 people), Pharmacists (134,931 people), and Other managers (132,518 people).

The most specialized majors at Polaris Career Center are Engineering Technologies (52 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (10 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 Polaris Career Center are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Polaris Career Center are Engineering Technologies (52 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (10 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 Polaris Career Center are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,487,264 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (351,946 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,882 people), Outpatient care centers (245,745 people), and Offices of physicians (223,979 people).

The most specialized majors at Polaris Career Center are Engineering Technologies (52 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (10 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 Polaris Career Center.
Most Common
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    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Polaris Career Center was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
100
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Polaris Career Center, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Polaris Career Center in HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology, which is 12 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Polaris Career Center in Phlebotamy Technician, which is 19 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% of students graduating from Polaris Career Center completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Polaris Career Center is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all , 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    138 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Polaris Career Center is white (138 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

8.96% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    70 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Polaris Career Center is white male (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (68 degrees).

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Operations

Polaris Career Center has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.0946% average return ($10.2k on $10.8M) across all .

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Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Polaris Career Center has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Polaris Career Center stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $468k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Polaris Career Center received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $468k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.52M
2019 Salaries
8.17%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Polaris Career Center paid a median of $1.52M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 8.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.48% growth from 2017 and a 1.79% decline from 2016.

The median for similar is 605k (13.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A
Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, Polaris Career Center paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $338k (55.9%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor
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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Polaris Career Center.

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