Rio Hondo College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,123
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
19,358
26.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18.3%
169 Graduates

About

Rio Hondo College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rio Hondo College were Automobile Mechanics Technology (10 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 3,044 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rio Hondo College. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,607 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (207 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rio Hondo College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rio Hondo College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,123.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rio Hondo College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Rio Hondo College is $−6,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,123
2019 Value
23%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rio Hondo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,123. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rio Hondo College grew by 23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,970
Room and Board
$1,764
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rio Hondo College was of $11,970 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Rio Hondo College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.08% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
8.7%
2017 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rio Hondo College was 8.7%, which represents 8 out of the 92 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Rio Hondo College has a total enrollment of 19,358 students. The full-time enrollment at Rio Hondo College is 5,103 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,255. This means that 26.4% of students enrolled at Rio Hondo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rio Hondo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% White, 5.5% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.868% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rio Hondo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (44.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (43.6%) and Asian Male (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

26.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rio Hondo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,358 students. The full-time enrollment at Rio Hondo College is 5,103 and the part-time enrollment is 14,255. This means that 26.4% of students enrolled at Rio Hondo 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 Rio Hondo College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Rio Hondo 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. Hispanic or Latino
    15,588
  2. White
    1,117
  3. Asian
    1,065

The enrolled student population at Rio Hondo College is 80.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% White, 5.5% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.868% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% 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, 982 students (5.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 608 more women than men received degrees from Rio Hondo College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rio Hondo College is hispanic or latino (2,607 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (207 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rio Hondo College is Automobile Mechanics Technology (10 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rio Hondo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (237 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,258 degrees), and Protective Services (294 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 Rio Hondo College are Police officers (140,014 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (138,546 people), Other managers (123,426 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (104,292 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (53,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Rio Hondo College are Human Sciences (237 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,258 degrees), Protective Services (294 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (103 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 Rio Hondo College are Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Rio Hondo College are Human Sciences (237 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,258 degrees), Protective Services (294 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (103 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 Rio Hondo College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,806 people), Elementary & secondary schools (314,666 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (154,782 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (144,744 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (112,664 people).

The most specialized majors at Rio Hondo College are Human Sciences (237 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,258 degrees), Protective Services (294 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (103 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 Rio Hondo College.
Most Common
  1. 10 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 Rio Hondo College was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 10 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,218
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,826
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,218 degrees were awarded to men at Rio Hondo College, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 363 degrees were awarded to men at Rio Hondo College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.465 times less than the 781 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 781 degrees were awarded to women at Rio Hondo College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.15 times more than the 363 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rio Hondo College is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% 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, 1.18% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,607 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    207 degrees awarded
  3. White
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rio Hondo College is hispanic or latino (2,607 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (207 degrees).

0.197% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,604 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,003 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rio Hondo College is hispanic or latino female (1,604 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,003 degrees).

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Operations

Rio Hondo College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Rio Hondo College had a total salary expenditure of $162M. Rio Hondo College employs 205 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Rio Hondo College are Female Instructors (107), Male Instructors(98), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rio Hondo College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 129 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Service with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.39M
2019 Endowment
6.82%
growth from 2018

Rio Hondo College has an endowment valued at about $2.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rio Hondo College grew 6.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.91M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the 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, Rio Hondo 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

$61.2M
2019 Salaries
6.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rio Hondo College paid a median of $61.2M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 6.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.8% growth from 2017 and a 6.34% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.6M
Instructional Salaries
205
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rio Hondo College paid a total of $20.6M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% 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
205 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
129 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rio Hondo College were Instructor with 205 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rio Hondo College were Office and Administrative Support with 129 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Service with 38 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 Rio Hondo College was Female Instructor with 107 employees, Male Instructor with 98 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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