Rappahannock Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,253

2.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,955

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

3,229

22.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.7%

70 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 842 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rappahannock Community College. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (612 degrees), 5.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rappahannock Community College is $4,253, which is $-3,161 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rappahannock Community College is $4,253, which is $-3,161 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,955.

In 2017, 27% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,253

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rappahannock Community College was $4,253. The cost of tuition at Rappahannock Community College is $-3,161 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,955

2017 Value

1.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rappahannock Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,955. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rappahannock Community College grew by 1.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200

Room and Board

$1,704

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rappahannock Community College was of $7,200 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,704. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

27% of undergraduate students at Rappahannock Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Rappahannock Community College has a total enrollment of 3,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Rappahannock Community College is 731 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,498. This means that 22.6% of students enrolled at Rappahannock Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rappahannock Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.9% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 3.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.991% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rappahannock Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.5%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rappahannock Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Rappahannock Community College is 731 and the part-time enrollment is 2,498. This means that 22.6% of students enrolled at Rappahannock Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 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 Rappahannock Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Rappahannock Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,256

  2. Black or African American

    558

  3. Two or More Races

    145

The enrolled student population at Rappahannock Community College is 69.9% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 3.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.991% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 59 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 336 more women than men received degrees from Rappahannock Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Rappahannock Community College are white (612 degrees awarded). There were 5.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (120 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rappahannock Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees awarded), Health (282 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Rappahannock Community College are Registered nurses (1,308,015 people), Software developers (438,931 people), Other managers (189,684 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,319 people), and Medical & health services managers (141,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Rappahannock Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees awarded), Health (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (20 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 Rappahannock Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Rappahannock Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees awarded), Health (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (20 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 Rappahannock Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,481,464 people), Computer Systems Design (530,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (365,872 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,498 people), and Outpatient care centers (207,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Rappahannock Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (451 degrees awarded), Health (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (20 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 Rappahannock Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rappahannock Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 253

  2. 589

In 2017, 253 degrees were awarded to men at Rappahannock Community College, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (589).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Rappahannock Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.66 times less than the 147 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 147 degrees were awarded to women at Rappahannock Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.52 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Rappahannock Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 Rappahannock Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.86% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    612 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    120 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rappahannock Community College is white (612 degrees awarded). There were 5.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (120 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    426 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    186 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rappahannock Community College is white female (426 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (186 degrees).

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Operations

Rappahannock Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.22M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.5k (0.136%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Rappahannock Community College had a total salary expenditure of $20.6M. Rappahannock Community College employs 12 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Rappahannock Community College are Female Assistant professors (8), Female Associate professors(7), and Female Instructors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rappahannock Community College are: Management, with 32 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.22M

2017 Endowment

14.2%

growth from 2016

Rappahannock Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.22M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rappahannock Community College grew 14.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.56M higher 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $909k - Federal

  2. $16.7k - State

  3. $27.6k - Local

As of 2017, Rappahannock Community College received $909k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.7k from state grants and contracts, and $27.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.3M

2017 Salaries

2.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rappahannock Community College paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 54.8% of their overall expenditure ($20.6M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.393% growth from 2015 and a 1.13% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.62M

Instructional Salaries

28

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rappahannock Community College paid a total of $1.62M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rappahannock Community College were Assistant professor with 12 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rappahannock Community College were Management with 32 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rappahannock Community College was Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, Female Associate professor with 7 employees, and Female Instructor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rappahannock Community College.

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