Rockland Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,110
4.03% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,054
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,735
50.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.2%
349 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 2020, 891 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockland Community College. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (354 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $5,110, which is $−2,870 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $5,110, which is $−2,870 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,054.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending Rockland Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,110
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rockland Community College was $5,110. The cost of tuition at Rockland Community College is $−2,870 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$10,054
2020 Value
0.721%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rockland Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,054. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rockland Community College grew by 0.721%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,587
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockland Community College was of $10,587 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Rockland Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.78% with respect to 2019, when 36% 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.
11.1%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rockland Community College was 11.1%, which represents 50 out of the 451 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

Rockland Community College has a total enrollment of 5,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 2,894 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,841. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.4% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.4% Black or African American, 5.16% Asian, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rockland Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.8%) and White Female (13.7%). 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

50.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 2,894 and the part-time enrollment is 2,841. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 66%. 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
    1,746
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,297
  3. Black or African American
    943

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College is 30.4% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.4% Black or African American, 5.16% Asian, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 1,248 students (21.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 91 more women than men received degrees from Rockland Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockland Community College is white (354 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 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 (416 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), and Communication Technologies (5 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 Rockland Community College are Police officers (126,732 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (82,116 people), Other managers (64,173 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (47,350 people), and Paralegals & legal assistants (33,227 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Rockland Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (305,866 people), Elementary & secondary schools (157,199 people), Legal services (63,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (56,041 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (48,578 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (28 degrees), and Legal (14 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 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 Rockland Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

400
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
491
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 400 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College, which is 0.815 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (491).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 0.635 times less than the 181 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 181 degrees were awarded to women at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 1.57 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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 33% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockland Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.16% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    354 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    147 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockland Community College is white (354 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 degrees).

6.29% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    187 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    167 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockland Community College is white female (187 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (167 degrees).

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Operations

Rockland Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.56k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Rockland Community College had a total salary expenditure of $88.7M. Rockland Community College employs 25 Assistant professors, 21 Professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Rockland Community College are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Professors(15), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 48 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, Rockland Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.12M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.1M
2020 Salaries
8.14%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Rockland Community College paid a median of $33.1M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($88.7M) and a 8.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.529% decline from 2018 and a 0.682% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.79M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rockland Community College paid a total of $7.79M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Professor with 21 employees; and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Management with 48 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockland Community College was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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