Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,884
7.86% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,599
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.4%
1,391 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
18,952
93.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.1%
6,474 Graduates

About

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (11 degrees awarded) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (0 degrees).

In 2019, 10,008 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions. 16.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 83.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,416 degrees), 3.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1738 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,884, which is $4,804 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,884, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $299 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,884, which is $4,734 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,884, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $299 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,599.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,884
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was $14,884, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,884. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $299 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $4,734 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$18,599
2019 Value
0.199%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,599. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions grew by 0.199%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,328
Room and Board
$1,441
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was of $7,328 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,441. The cost of room and board increased by 3.85% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.48% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.36% with respect to 2018, when 74.5% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received 1,391 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.21% annual decline. Out of those 1,391 applicants, 966 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 18,952 students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an overall enrollment yield of 75.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
966
Accepted Out of 1,391

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 69.4% (966 admissions from 1,391 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.21%, while admissions declined by −11.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has a total enrollment of 18,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 17,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,182. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.8% White, 19.7% Black or African American, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Two or More Races, 2.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.29% Asian, and 0.607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Male (14.4%). 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

93.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 17,770 and the part-time enrollment is 1,182. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74.5%
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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 74.5%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,244
  2. Black or African American
    3,726
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,626

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 48.8% White, 19.7% Black or African American, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Two or More Races, 2.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.29% Asian, and 0.607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 411 students (2.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 6658 fewer women than men received degrees from Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white (5,416 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1738 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (11 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (0 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (4,180 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,615 degrees), and Transportation (701 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Other managers (49,023 people), Construction managers (43,437 people), Software developers (34,810 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,940 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (13,703 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (4,180 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,615 degrees), Transportation (701 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,347 degrees), and Communication Technologies (179 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (4,180 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,615 degrees), Transportation (701 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,347 degrees), and Communication Technologies (179 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Construction (100,173 people), Computer Systems Design (41,715 people), Air transportation (35,309 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (22,988 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (18,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (4,180 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,615 degrees), Transportation (701 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,347 degrees), and Communication Technologies (179 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions.
Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 11 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

8,333
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,675
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 8,333 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, which is 4.97 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,675).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 1375 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 21.2 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 563 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Medical Assistant, which is 13.1 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57.5%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 57.5% of students graduating from Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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 (75.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 6.73% of graduates (436 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,416 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,738 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,573 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white (5,416 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1738 degrees).

3% of degree recipients (300 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    4,704 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,354 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,207 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white male (4,704 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,354 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at nearly $4.02M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $734k (18.3%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a total salary expenditure of $6.14M. Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions employs 791 Instructors, 58 No academic ranks, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Male Instructors (680), Female Instructors(111), and Male No academic ranks (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are: Management, with 336 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 223 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 206 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.02M
2019 Endowment
49.2%
decline from 2018

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at about $4.02M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions declined 49.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.08M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $15.2M - Federal
  2. $1.48M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received $15.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.48M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.59M
2019 Salaries
19%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a median of $1.59M in salaries, which represents 25.9% of their overall expenditure ($6.14M) and a 19% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.95% decline from 2017 and a 4.91% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.9M
Instructional Salaries
857
Number of Employees

In 2019, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a total of $42.9M to 857 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
791 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
336 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Instructor with 791 employees; No academic rank with 58 employees; and No academic rank with 8 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Management with 336 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 223 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 206 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Male Instructor with 680 employees, Female Instructor with 111 employees, and Male No academic rank with 50 employees.

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