Skagit Valley College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,626
4.58% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,564
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,085
52% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.2%
88 Graduates

About

Skagit Valley College is a higher education institution located in Skagit County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Skagit Valley College were General Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 1,167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skagit Valley College. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (777 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (204 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skagit Valley College is $3,626, which is $−8,863 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Skagit Valley College is $3,626, which is $−8,863 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,564.

In 2019, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,626
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College was $3,626. The cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College is $−8,863 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,564
2019 Value
0.891%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Skagit Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,564. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Skagit Valley College grew by 0.891%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,600
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skagit Valley College was of $9,600 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change 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

34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Skagit Valley College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.86% with respect to 2018, when 35% 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.
12.8%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Skagit Valley College was 12.8%, which represents 44 out of the 344 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Skagit Valley College has a total enrollment of 5,085 students. The full-time enrollment at Skagit Valley College is 2,644 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,441. This means that 52% of students enrolled at Skagit Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skagit Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Two or More Races, 2.75% Asian, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.551% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Skagit Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). 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

52%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skagit Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,085 students. The full-time enrollment at Skagit Valley College is 2,644 and the part-time enrollment is 2,441. This means that 52% of students enrolled at Skagit Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/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 Skagit Valley College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Skagit Valley 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. White
    3,270
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,098
  3. Two or More Races
    329

The enrolled student population at Skagit Valley College is 64.3% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Two or More Races, 2.75% Asian, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.551% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 37 students (0.728%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 403 more women than men received degrees from Skagit Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skagit Valley College is white (777 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (204 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Skagit Valley College is General Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Skagit Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 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 Skagit Valley College are Registered nurses (1,390,664 people), Physicians (170,766 people), Other managers (157,522 people), Medical & health services managers (155,785 people), and Pharmacists (146,606 people).

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Precision Production (27 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (41 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 Skagit Valley College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Advertising sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Precision Production (27 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (41 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 Skagit Valley College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,526,425 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,608 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,278 people), Offices of physicians (251,411 people), and Outpatient care centers (240,637 people).

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Natural Resources & Conservation (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Precision Production (27 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (41 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 Skagit Valley College.
Most Common
  1. 6 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 Skagit Valley College was General Natural Resources & Conservation with 6 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

382
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
785
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Skagit Valley College, which is 0.487 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (785).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Skagit Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.462 times less than the 277 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 277 degrees were awarded to women at Skagit Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.16 times more than the 128 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Skagit Valley College is Female and Asian (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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
    777 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    204 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skagit Valley College is white (777 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (204 degrees).

1.54% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    515 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    262 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Skagit Valley College is white female (515 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (262 degrees).

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Operations

Skagit Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $250k (1.73%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Skagit Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $65.9M. Skagit Valley College employs 94 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Skagit Valley College are Female No academic ranks (53), Male No academic ranks(41), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skagit Valley College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 117 employees, Management, with 65 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.4M
2019 Endowment
2.98%
growth from 2018

Skagit Valley College has an endowment valued at about $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Skagit Valley College grew 2.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.61M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.2M - Federal
  2. $4.01M - State
  3. $4.84M - Local

As of 2019, Skagit Valley College received $6.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.01M from state grants and contracts, and $4.84M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.1M
2019 Salaries
1.38%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Skagit Valley College paid a median of $30.1M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($65.9M) and a 1.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 22.9% growth from 2017 and a 1.42% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.87M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2019, Skagit Valley College paid a total of $6.87M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
94 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
117 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skagit Valley College were No academic rank with 94 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skagit Valley College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 117 employees; Management with 65 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skagit Valley College was Female No academic rank with 53 employees, Male No academic rank with 41 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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