Rocky Mountain College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,136

3.54% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,412

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.28%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

62.1%

1,545 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,000

94.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.4%

138 Graduates

About

Rocky Mountain College is a higher education institution located in Yellowstone County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rocky Mountain College were General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (23 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (17 degrees).

In 2016, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rocky Mountain College. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (191 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $26,136, which is $1,721 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $26,136, which is $1,721 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,412.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,136

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College was $26,136. The cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $1,721 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,412

2016 Value

6.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rocky Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,412. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rocky Mountain College grew by 6.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,003

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rocky Mountain College was of $8,003 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Rocky Mountain College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

3.28%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rocky Mountain College was 3.28%, which represents 11 out of the 335 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

Rocky Mountain College received 1,545 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.57% annual growth. Out of those 1,545 applicants, 959 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,000 students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College in 2016, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rocky Mountain College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

959

Accepted Out of 1,545

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rocky Mountain College was 62.1% (959 admissions from 1,545 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 69.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.57%, while admissions declined by -3.52%.

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SAT Scores

26%

Submission Percentage

56

Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Rocky Mountain College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rocky Mountain College has a total enrollment of 1,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College is 947 students and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.5% White, 5.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% Two or More Races, 2.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2% Black or African American, 1.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.9% Asian.

Students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.7%), followed by White Female (38.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (30%) and Two or More Races Female (2.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rocky Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College is 947 and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 Rocky Mountain College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Rocky Mountain College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    775

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54

  3. Two or More Races

    42

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College is 77.5% White, 5.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% Two or More Races, 2.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2% Black or African American, 1.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.9% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 15 more women than men received degrees from Rocky Mountain College. The majority of degree recipients at Rocky Mountain College are white (191 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (23 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rocky Mountain College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Agriculture (7 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 Rocky Mountain College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,918,957 people), Secondary school teachers (327,609 people), Education administrators (266,362 people), Miscellaneous managers (170,199 people), and Postsecondary teachers (147,669 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Transportation (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Agriculture (7 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Education (48 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Marketing & sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Transportation (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Agriculture (7 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Education (48 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 Rocky Mountain College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,823,858 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (303,048 people), Hospitals (187,423 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (109,067 people), and Legal services (94,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Transportation (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Agriculture (7 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Education (48 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 Rocky Mountain College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 110

  2. 125

In 2016, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College, which is 0.88 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (125).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.42 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Rocky Mountain College in Physician Assistant, which is 1.13 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from Rocky Mountain College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rocky Mountain College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 0.725% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    191 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rocky Mountain College is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (12 degrees).

5.11% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    105 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rocky Mountain College is white female (105 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (86 degrees).

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Operations

Rocky Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $26.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.54M (5.9%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Rocky Mountain College had a total expenditure of $22.8M. Of that $22.8M, they spent $10.3M on salaries and $22.8M on benefits.

Rocky Mountain College employs 23 Assistant professors, 22 Professors, and 19 Associate professors. Most academics at Rocky Mountain College are Male Professors (16), Female Assistant professors(13), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.1M

2015 Endowment

0.383%

decline from 2014

Rocky Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $26.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rocky Mountain College declined 0.383% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.49M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.21M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rocky Mountain College received $2.21M 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.3M

Salary Expenditure

$22.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rocky Mountain College had a total expenditure of $22.8M. Of that $22.8M, they spent $10.3M on salaries and $22.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rocky Mountain College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.3M

2015 Salaries

4.37%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rocky Mountain College paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($22.8M) and a 4.37% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.401% decline from 2013 and a 1.52% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.54M

Instructional Salaries

65

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rocky Mountain College paid a total of $3.54M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 22 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rocky Mountain College.

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