Red Rocks Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,680
2.97% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,725
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.77%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,029
32.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
24.5%
107 Graduates

About

Red Rocks Community College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Red Rocks Community College were Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment Management, & Recycling Technology (3 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 2,541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Red Rocks Community College. 47.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,744 degrees), 3.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (441 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,680, which is $−4,300 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,680, which is $−4,300 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,725.

In 2020, 55% of undergraduate students attending Red Rocks Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,680
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College was $3,680. The cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $−4,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,725
2020 Value
21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Red Rocks Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,725. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Red Rocks Community College grew by 21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,603
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Red Rocks Community College was of $9,603 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board decreased by 17% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 89.7% with respect to 2019, 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.
7.77%
2018 Default Rate
105
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Red Rocks Community College was 7.77%, which represents 105 out of the 1352 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Red Rocks Community College has a total enrollment of 6,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 1,936 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,093. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.32% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.796% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.1%), followed by White Female (30.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.5%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 1,936 and the part-time enrollment is 4,093. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Red Rocks Community College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Red Rocks Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,962
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,213
  3. Two or More Races
    214

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College is 65.7% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.32% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.796% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.249% 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, 205 students (3.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 143 fewer women than men received degrees from Red Rocks Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Red Rocks Community College is white (1,744 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (441 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Red Rocks Community College is Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment Management, & Recycling Technology (3 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Red Rocks Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (191 degrees awarded), Construction (86 degrees), and Protective Services (276 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 Red Rocks Community College are Police officers (123,311 people), Other managers (73,886 people), Construction managers (41,324 people), Software developers (32,013 people), and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (30,662 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (191 degrees awarded), Construction (86 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (190 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 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 Red Rocks Community College are Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Economists, and Other financial clerks

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (191 degrees awarded), Construction (86 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (190 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 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 Red Rocks Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (291,242 people), Construction (112,031 people), Elementary & secondary schools (62,819 people), Computer Systems Design (54,977 people), and National security & international affairs (36,740 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (191 degrees awarded), Construction (86 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (190 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 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 Red Rocks Community College.
Most Common
  1. 3 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Red Rocks Community College was Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment Management, & Recycling Technology with 3 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,342
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,199
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,342 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.3 times more than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Red Rocks Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.18 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Red Rocks Community College is Male and Black or African American (33.3% 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, 1.87% 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
    1,744 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    441 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Red Rocks Community College is white (1,744 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (441 degrees).

4.6% of degree recipients (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    967 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    777 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    234 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Red Rocks Community College is white male (967 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (777 degrees).

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Operations

Red Rocks Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.14M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Red Rocks Community College had a total salary expenditure of $64M. Red Rocks Community College employs 98 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Red Rocks Community College are Female Instructors (60), Male Instructors(38), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.4M - Federal
  2. $10.5M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Red Rocks Community College received $4.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.2M
2020 Salaries
0.633%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Red Rocks Community College paid a median of $27.2M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($64M) and a 0.633% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.46% growth from 2018 and a 1.28% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.31M
Instructional Salaries
98
Number of Employees

In 2020, Red Rocks Community College paid a total of $6.31M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% 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
98 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Instructor with 98 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 65 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; and Management with 38 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 Red Rocks Community College was Female Instructor with 60 employees, and Male Instructor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Red Rocks Community College.

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