Porterville College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,971
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
3,964
34.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.1%
192 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 942 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Porterville College. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (739 degrees), 6.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Porterville 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 $4,971.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending Porterville 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 Porterville College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Porterville 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

$4,971
2020 Value
7.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Porterville College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,971. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Porterville College grew by 7.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,189
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Porterville College was of $14,189 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 6.74% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.31% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Porterville College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.95% with respect to 2019, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Porterville College has a total enrollment of 3,964 students. The full-time enrollment at Porterville College is 1,383 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,581. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Porterville College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Porterville College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% White, 3.28% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Porterville College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (56%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.5%) and White Female (6.58%). 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

34.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Porterville College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,964 students. The full-time enrollment at Porterville College is 1,383 and the part-time enrollment is 2,581. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Porterville College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Porterville College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Porterville College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,119
  2. White
    524
  3. Asian
    130

The enrolled student population at Porterville College is 78.7% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% White, 3.28% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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, 6 students (0.151%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 292 more women than men received degrees from Porterville College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Porterville College is hispanic or latino (739 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Porterville College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), and Social Sciences (209 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 Porterville College are Other managers (344,899 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (342,418 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (258,194 people), Chief executives & legislators (152,489 people), and Postsecondary teachers (141,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Porterville College are Human Sciences (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), Social Sciences (209 degrees), Agriculture (19 degrees), and Communications (60 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Porterville College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Porterville College are Human Sciences (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), Social Sciences (209 degrees), Agriculture (19 degrees), and Communications (60 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 Porterville College are Elementary & secondary schools (543,452 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,661 people), Legal services (283,524 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (260,437 people), and Computer Systems Design (236,088 people).

The most specialized majors at Porterville College are Human Sciences (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (150 degrees), Social Sciences (209 degrees), Agriculture (19 degrees), and Communications (60 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 Porterville 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 Porterville College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

325
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
617
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 325 degrees were awarded to men at Porterville College, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (617).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Porterville College in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 0.364 times less than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 139 degrees were awarded to women at Porterville College in General Social Sciences, which is 3.56 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 12% of students graduating from Porterville College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Porterville College is Female and Asian (66.7% 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
    739 degrees awarded
  2. White
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Porterville College is hispanic or latino (739 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

0.106% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    488 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Porterville College is hispanic or latino female (488 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (251 degrees).

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Operations

Porterville College has an endowment valued at nearly $474k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $759k (160%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Porterville College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Porterville College employs 66 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Porterville College are Female Instructors (38), Male Instructors(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Porterville College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Management, with 12 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$474k
2020 Endowment
8.27%
growth from 2019

Porterville College has an endowment valued at about $474k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Porterville College grew 8.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.95M 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.22M - Federal
  2. $6.06M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Porterville College received $2.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.06M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M
2020 Salaries
8.74%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Porterville College paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 8.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.5% growth from 2018 and a 0.0168% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.82M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2020, Porterville College paid a total of $6.82M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% 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
66 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Porterville College were Instructor with 66 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Porterville College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; Management with 12 employees; and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Porterville College was Female Instructor with 38 employees, and Male Instructor with 28 employees.

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

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