Red Rocks Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,574
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,784
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,008
33.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.3%
135 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 2019, 2,674 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Red Rocks Community College. 46.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,748 degrees), 3.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (494 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,574, which is $−4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $3,574, which is $−4,250 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,784.

In 2019, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,574
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College was $3,574. The cost of tuition at Red Rocks Community College is $−4,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,784
2019 Value
15.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Red Rocks Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,784. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Red Rocks Community College grew by 15.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,565
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Red Rocks Community College was of $11,565 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 11.9% 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

29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Red Rocks Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 27.5% with respect to 2018, when 40% 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.
10.3%
2017 Default Rate
154
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Red Rocks Community College was 10.3%, which represents 154 out of the 1498 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

Red Rocks Community College has a total enrollment of 7,008 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 2,338 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,670. This means that 33.4% 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 64.4% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.8%), followed by White Female (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.5%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Asian Female (7.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Red Rocks Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,008 students. The full-time enrollment at Red Rocks Community College is 2,338 and the part-time enrollment is 4,670. This means that 33.4% of students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% 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 (61%), 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
    4,516
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,425
  3. Two or More Races
    238

The enrolled student population at Red Rocks Community College is 64.4% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% 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% 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, 296 students (4.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 206 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 (1,748 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (494 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 (278 degrees awarded), Construction (83 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (171 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 (136,543 people), Other managers (96,266 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (70,507 people), Construction managers (49,287 people), and Software developers (39,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (278 degrees awarded), Construction (83 degrees), Engineering Technologies (171 degrees), Protective Services (256 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (189 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 Red Rocks Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (278 degrees awarded), Construction (83 degrees), Engineering Technologies (171 degrees), Protective Services (256 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (189 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 (331,908 people), Elementary & secondary schools (161,335 people), Construction (132,755 people), Computer Systems Design (66,694 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Red Rocks Community College are Precision Production (278 degrees awarded), Construction (83 degrees), Engineering Technologies (171 degrees), Protective Services (256 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (189 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 2019, 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,440
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,440 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Red Rocks Community College in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting, which is 10.5 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Red Rocks Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.85 times more than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Red Rocks Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 4.44% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,748 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    494 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Red Rocks Community College is white (1,748 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (494 degrees).

7.63% of degree recipients (204 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    969 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    779 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    278 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Red Rocks Community College is white male (969 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (779 degrees).

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Operations

Red Rocks Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.12M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Red Rocks Community College had a total salary expenditure of $65.3M. Red Rocks Community College employs 97 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Red Rocks Community College are Female Instructors (59), 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 63 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Red Rocks Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Red Rocks Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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 Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.38M - Federal
  2. $9.83M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Red Rocks Community College received $4.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.83M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.3M
2019 Salaries
2.46%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Red Rocks Community College paid a median of $27.3M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($65.3M) and a 2.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.28% growth from 2017 and a 2.56% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.21M
Instructional Salaries
97
Number of Employees

In 2019, Red Rocks Community College paid a total of $6.21M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College were Instructor with 97 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, 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 63 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Management with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Red Rocks Community College was Female Instructor with 59 employees, Male Instructor with 38 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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