Rockland Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,430

3.05% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,759

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.6%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

7,177

53.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

26.9%

391 Graduates

About

Rockland Community College is a higher education institution located in Rockland County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rockland Community College were .

In 2016, 1,029 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockland Community College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (460 degrees), 2.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $4,430, which is $-2,890 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $4,430, which is $-2,890 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,759.

In 2016, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,430

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rockland Community College was $4,430. The cost of tuition at Rockland Community College is $-2,890 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,759

2016 Value

3.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rockland Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,759. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rockland Community College grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,730

Room and Board

$1,320

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockland Community College was of $9,730 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.763% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Rockland Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2015, when 39% 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.

12.6%

2015 Default Rate

77

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rockland Community College was 12.6%, which represents 77 out of the 613 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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Admissions

Rockland Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 7,177 students enrolled at Rockland Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockland Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockland Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rockland Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockland Community College has a total enrollment of 7,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 3,825 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,352. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.1% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.23% Asian, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rockland Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.9%), followed by White Female (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 3,825 and the part-time enrollment is 3,352. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 Rockland Community College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Rockland 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

    2,805

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,593

  3. Black or African American

    1,282

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College is 39.1% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.23% Asian, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.195% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 850 students (11.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 85 more women than men received degrees from Rockland Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Rockland Community College are white (460 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rockland Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (527 degrees awarded), Protective Services (108 degrees), and Legal (29 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Software developers, applications & systems software (415,955 people), Miscellaneous managers (183,741 people), Police officers (132,165 people), Computer programmers (122,433 people), and Other Computer Occupations (118,365 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (527 degrees awarded), Protective Services (108 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 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 Rockland Community College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (527 degrees awarded), Protective Services (108 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Computer Systems Design (504,869 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (337,030 people), Elementary & secondary schools (191,210 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (123,755 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (118,825 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (527 degrees awarded), Protective Services (108 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 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 Rockland Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockland Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 472

  2. 557

In 2016, 472 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College, which is 0.847 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (557).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 0.667 times less than the 186 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 186 degrees were awarded to women at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 1.5 times more than the 124 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from Rockland Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (44%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockland Community College is Female and Asian (44% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 12.8% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    203 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockland Community College is white (460 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

8.75% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    253 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    207 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rockland Community College is white female (253 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (207 degrees).

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Operations

Rockland Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.12k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Rockland Community College had a total expenditure of $73.7M. Of that $73.7M, they spent $34.2M on salaries and $73.7M on benefits.

Rockland Community College employs 31 Professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 19 Instructors. Most academics at Rockland Community College are Female Professors (24), Female Assistant professors(19), and Female Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 85 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Service with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Rockland Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockland Community College declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.12M 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.21M - Federal

  2. $761k - State

  3. $402k - Local

As of 2015, Rockland Community College received $1.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $761k from state grants and contracts, and $402k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$34.2M

Salary Expenditure

$73.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rockland Community College had a total expenditure of $73.7M. Of that $73.7M, they spent $34.2M on salaries and $73.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$34.2M

2015 Salaries

2.29%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Rockland Community College paid a median of $34.2M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($73.7M) and a 2.29% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.185% decline from 2013 and a 6.31% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M

Instructional Salaries

110

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rockland Community College paid a total of $10.3M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

85 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Service with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockland Community College was Female Professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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