Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,395
3.29% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,409
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
1,276 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,620
93.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.4%
6,635 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 (6 degrees awarded) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (0 degrees).

In 2020, 9,429 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions. 16.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 83.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,932 degrees), 2.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1747 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,395, which is $4,374 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,395, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $140 less than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,395, which is $4,195 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,395, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $140 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,409.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,395
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was $14,395, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,395. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $140 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $4,195 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$20,409
2020 Value
9.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,409. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions grew by 9.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,484
Room and Board
$1,528
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was of $8,484 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,528. The cost of room and board increased by 15.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65.5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.6% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received 1,276 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.27% annual decline. Out of those 1,276 applicants, 943 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 19,620 students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2020, 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 76.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
943
Accepted Out of 1,276

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 73.9% (943 admissions from 1,276 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.27%, while admissions declined by −2.38%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has a total enrollment of 19,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 18,318 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,302. This means that 93.4% 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 46.3% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 2.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.494% 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 (40.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15%) and Black or African American Male (13.5%). 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

93.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 18,318 and the part-time enrollment is 1,302. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,085
  2. Black or African American
    3,745
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,581

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 46.3% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 2.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.494% 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 1,331 students (6.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 6327 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 (4,932 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1747 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (6 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 (3,992 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,621 degrees), and Transportation (548 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 (48,064 people), Construction managers (38,999 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (32,591 people), Software developers (31,320 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (17,449 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (3,992 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,621 degrees), Transportation (548 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,200 degrees), and Communication Technologies (191 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Economists, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (3,992 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,621 degrees), Transportation (548 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,200 degrees), and Communication Technologies (191 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 (93,195 people), Computer Systems Design (47,581 people), Air transportation (35,193 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (23,356 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (18,213 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (3,992 degrees awarded), Precision Production (1,621 degrees), Transportation (548 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,200 degrees), and Communication Technologies (191 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. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 6 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,878
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,551
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 7,878 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, which is 5.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,551).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 1364 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Welding Technology, which is 8.12 times more than the 168 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 459 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Medical Assistant, which is 16.4 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 57% 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, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Female and Asian (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 2.47% of graduates (164 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,932 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,747 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,542 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white (4,932 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1747 degrees).

2.58% of degree recipients (243 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    4,312 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,388 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white male (4,312 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,388 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at nearly $4.39M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.26M (28.8%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a total salary expenditure of $6.38M. Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions employs 758 Instructors, 54 No academic ranks, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Male Instructors (660), Female Instructors(98), and Male No academic ranks (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are: Management, with 325 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 215 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.39M
2020 Endowment
9.25%
growth from 2019

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at about $4.39M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions grew 9.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.04M 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. $17.6M - Federal
  2. $2.05M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received $17.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.05M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.02M
2020 Salaries
27.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a median of $2.02M in salaries, which represents 31.7% of their overall expenditure ($6.38M) and a 27.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19% decline from 2018 and a 2.95% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.5M
Instructional Salaries
826
Number of Employees

In 2020, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a total of $43.5M to 826 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
758 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
325 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Instructor with 758 employees; No academic rank with 54 employees; and No academic rank with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Management with 325 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 215 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Male Instructor with 660 employees, Female Instructor with 98 employees, and Male No academic rank with 47 employees.

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