River Parishes Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,335
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,323
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,232
42.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
16.5%
45 Graduates

About

River Parishes Community College is a higher education institution located in Ascension Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at River Parishes Community College were .

In 2019, 1,291 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at River Parishes Community College. 38% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (847 degrees), 2.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,489 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,489 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,323.

In 2019, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College is $-4,489 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,323
2019 Value
7.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 River Parishes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,323. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of River Parishes Community College grew by 7.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,430
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at River Parishes Community College was of $9,430 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% 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

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at River Parishes Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 11.4% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
15.8%
2017 Default Rate
418
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at River Parishes Community College was 15.8%, which represents 418 out of the 2640 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

River Parishes Community College has a total enrollment of 3,232 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,376 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,856. This means that 42.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 29.4% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.04% Two or More Races, 0.464% Asian, and 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at River Parishes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.5%), followed by White Female (20%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%). 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

42.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,232 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,376 and the part-time enrollment is 1,856. This means that 42.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 River Parishes Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), River Parishes 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
    1,308
  2. Black or African American
    950
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    138

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College is 40.5% White, 29.4% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.04% Two or More Races, 0.464% Asian, and 0.217% 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, 663 students (20.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 309 fewer women than men received degrees from River Parishes Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at River Parishes Community College is white (847 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at River Parishes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (720 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (437 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (43 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 River Parishes Community College are Registered nurses (1,379,367 people), Medical & health services managers (147,530 people), Pharmacists (133,900 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,493 people), and Other managers (120,623 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (720 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (437 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Construction (2 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 River Parishes Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (720 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (437 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Construction (2 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 River Parishes Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,463,887 people), Elementary & secondary schools (308,423 people), Outpatient care centers (229,612 people), Offices of physicians (220,759 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,434 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (720 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (437 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (43 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Construction (2 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 River Parishes 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 River Parishes Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

800
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
491
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 800 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College, which is 1.63 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (491).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 419 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.76 times more than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 243 degrees were awarded to women at River Parishes Community College in General Studies, which is 2.25 times more than the 108 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from River Parishes Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at River Parishes Community College is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    847 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    300 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at River Parishes Community College is white (847 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

3.72% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    563 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    284 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at River Parishes Community College is white male (563 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (284 degrees).

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Operations

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $541k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.8k (8.29%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, River Parishes Community College had a total salary expenditure of $14M. River Parishes Community College employs 37 Instructors, 9 Assistant professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at River Parishes Community College are Female Instructors (21), Male Instructors(16), and Female Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 34 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Public service with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$541k
2019 Endowment
45.6%
growth from 2018

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at about $541k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of River Parishes Community College grew 45.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.76M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $204k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, River Parishes Community College received $1.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $204k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.82M
2019 Salaries
41.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, River Parishes Community College paid a median of $7.82M in salaries, which represents 55.8% of their overall expenditure ($14M) and a 41.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.9% growth from 2017 and a 6.87% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.65M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2019, River Parishes Community College paid a total of $2.65M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% 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
37 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Instructor with 37 employees; Assistant professor with 9 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees; Management with 14 employees; and Public service with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College was Female Instructor with 21 employees, Male Instructor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at River Parishes Community College.

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