Raritan Valley Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,888
5.88% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,583
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,793
38.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
27.3%
299 Graduates

About

Raritan Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Somerset County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Raritan Valley Community College were .

In 2019, 1,232 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Raritan Valley Community College. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (654 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $3,888, which is $-3,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $3,888, which is $-3,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,583.

In 2019, 30% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Raritan Valley Community College was $3,888. The cost of tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $-3,936 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,583
2019 Value
1.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Raritan Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,583. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Raritan Valley Community College grew by 1.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Raritan Valley Community College was of $9,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Raritan Valley Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2018, when 29% 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.
11.5%
2017 Default Rate
59
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Raritan Valley Community College was 11.5%, which represents 59 out of the 511 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

Raritan Valley Community College has a total enrollment of 7,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College is 2,992 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,801. This means that 38.4% of students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Raritan Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.4% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.5% Black or African American, 7.2% Asian, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.9%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). 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

38.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College is 2,992 and the part-time enrollment is 4,801. This means that 38.4% of students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Raritan Valley Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Raritan Valley 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
    3,616
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,751
  3. Black or African American
    893

The enrolled student population at Raritan Valley Community College is 46.4% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.5% Black or African American, 7.2% Asian, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% 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 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, 579 students (7.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 26 more women than men received degrees from Raritan Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Raritan Valley Community College is white (654 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Raritan Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), and Protective Services (76 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 Raritan Valley Community College are Police officers (141,022 people), Other managers (110,815 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (105,681 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (49,611 people), and Construction managers (46,012 people).

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (252 degrees), and Construction (14 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 Raritan Valley Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (252 degrees), and Construction (14 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 Raritan Valley Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (344,606 people), Elementary & secondary schools (237,113 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (125,995 people), Construction (122,682 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (252 degrees), and Construction (14 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 Raritan Valley 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 Raritan Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

603
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
629
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 603 degrees were awarded to men at Raritan Valley Community College, which is 0.959 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (629).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Raritan Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.938 times less than the 130 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 130 degrees were awarded to women at Raritan Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.07 times more than the 122 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Raritan Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (47.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Raritan Valley Community College is Female and Asian (47.6% 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, 6.35% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    654 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    240 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Raritan Valley Community College is white (654 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (240 degrees).

7.06% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    348 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    306 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Raritan Valley Community College is white female (348 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (306 degrees).

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Operations

Raritan Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.2k (2.63%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Raritan Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of $65.5M. Raritan Valley Community College employs 37 Professors, 37 Associate professors, and 33 Assistant professors. Most academics at Raritan Valley Community College are Female Professors (22), Female Associate professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.11M
2019 Endowment
6.66%
growth from 2018

Raritan Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Raritan Valley Community College grew 6.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.19M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $664k - Federal
  2. $6.06M - State
  3. $1.93M - Local

As of 2019, Raritan Valley Community College received $664k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.06M from state grants and contracts, and $1.93M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.5M
2019 Salaries
1.55%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Raritan Valley Community College paid a median of $31.5M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($65.5M) and a 1.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.97% growth from 2017 and a 3.26% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.6M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2019, Raritan Valley Community College paid a total of $9.6M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College were Professor with 37 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 33 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College was Female Professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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