Ridge Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,888
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,069
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
399
83.7% Full-Time

About

Ridge Technical College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ridge Technical College were .

In 2019, 325 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ridge Technical College. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (137 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridge Technical College is $3,888, which is $−7,862 less than the national average for ($11,750).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridge Technical College is $3,888, which is $−7,862 less than the national average for ($11,750).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,069.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ridge Technical College was $3,888. The cost of tuition at Ridge Technical College is $−7,862 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,750).

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Average Net Price

$17,069
2019 Value
1.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ridge Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,069. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ridge Technical College grew by 1.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,600
Room and Board
$1,475
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ridge Technical College was of $9,600 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,475. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Ridge Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 17.3% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Ridge Technical College has a total enrollment of 399 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridge Technical College is 334 students and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Ridge Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ridge Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 34.6% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ridge Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (22.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.8%) and White Male (19.5%). 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

83.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ridge Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 399 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridge Technical College is 334 and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Ridge Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.5% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
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 Ridge Technical College was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (78%), Ridge Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    169
  2. White
    138
  3. Black or African American
    70

The enrolled student population at Ridge Technical College is 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 34.6% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 is 40.5% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 81 more women than men received degrees from Ridge Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ridge Technical College is hispanic or latino (137 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (119 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ridge Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (48 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 Ridge Technical College are Registered nurses (1,370,804 people), Medical & health services managers (143,726 people), Pharmacists (133,114 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (128,961 people), and Physicians (98,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (48 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Precision Production (16 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 Ridge Technical College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (48 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Precision Production (16 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 Ridge Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,441,788 people), Outpatient care centers (221,542 people), Offices of physicians (215,219 people), Elementary & secondary schools (201,545 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (126,020 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (48 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Precision Production (16 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
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In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ridge Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
203
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Ridge Technical College, which is 0.601 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (203).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Ridge Technical College in Electrician, which is 11.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Ridge Technical College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 6.22 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% of students graduating from Ridge Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ridge Technical College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all , 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    137 degrees awarded
  2. White
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ridge Technical College is hispanic or latino (137 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (119 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    79 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ridge Technical College is hispanic or latino female (79 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (74 degrees).

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Operations

Ridge Technical 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 $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 0.0946% average return ($10.2k on $10.8M) across all .

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Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Ridge Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ridge Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, Ridge Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.76M
2019 Salaries
14.3%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Ridge Technical College paid a median of $2.76M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 14.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.19% growth from 2017 and a 0.0955% decline from 2016.

The median for similar is 605k (13.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A
Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, Ridge Technical College paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $338k (55.9%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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