Spokane Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,947
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,947
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
7,081
54.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.7%
203 Graduates

About

Spokane Community College is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Spokane Community College were Respiratory Therapy Technician (11 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 1,760 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spokane Community College. 42.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,179 degrees), 4.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spokane Community College is $2,947, which is $−5,033 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Spokane Community College is $2,947, which is $−5,033 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,947.

In 2020, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,947
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Spokane Community College was $2,947. The cost of tuition at Spokane Community College is $−5,033 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,947
2020 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Spokane Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,947. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Spokane Community College grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780
Room and Board
$1,134
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spokane Community College was of $9,780 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,134. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. 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
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Spokane Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2019, when 33% 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.
10.5%
2018 Default Rate
166
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Spokane Community College was 10.5%, which represents 166 out of the 1581 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

Spokane Community College has a total enrollment of 7,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Spokane Community College is 3,878 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,203. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Spokane Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spokane Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 7.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Two or More Races, 2.29% Black or African American, 2.09% Asian, 0.748% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.282% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spokane Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%). 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

54.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spokane Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Spokane Community College is 3,878 and the part-time enrollment is 3,203. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Spokane Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar 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 Spokane Community College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Spokane Community 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
    4,173
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    551
  3. Two or More Races
    339

The enrolled student population at Spokane Community College is 58.9% White, 7.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Two or More Races, 2.29% Black or African American, 2.09% Asian, 0.748% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.282% 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 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, 1,592 students (22.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 258 fewer women than men received degrees from Spokane Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spokane Community College is white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spokane Community College is Respiratory Therapy Technician (11 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Spokane Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (455 degrees awarded), Precision Production (68 degrees), and Construction (41 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 Spokane Community College are Other managers (84,592 people), Construction managers (49,298 people), Software developers (37,112 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (30,996 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (29,497 people).

The most specialized majors at Spokane Community College are Mechanical Technologies (455 degrees awarded), Precision Production (68 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (39 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 Spokane Community College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Dentists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Spokane Community College are Mechanical Technologies (455 degrees awarded), Precision Production (68 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (39 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 Spokane Community College are Construction (128,592 people), Elementary & secondary schools (57,019 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (56,423 people), Computer Systems Design (48,578 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (45,487 people).

The most specialized majors at Spokane Community College are Mechanical Technologies (455 degrees awarded), Precision Production (68 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), Engineering Technologies (89 degrees), and Agriculture (39 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 Spokane Community College.
Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spokane Community College was Respiratory Therapy Technician with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,009
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
751
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,009 degrees were awarded to men at Spokane Community College, which is 1.34 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (751).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Spokane Community College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 9.43 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 191 degrees were awarded to women at Spokane Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.62 times more than the 118 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (43.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spokane Community College is Male and Two or More Races (43.5% 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, 5.42% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,179 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    247 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spokane Community College is white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

14% of degree recipients (247 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    644 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    535 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spokane Community College is white male (644 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (535 degrees).

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Operations

Spokane Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $734k (9.18%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Spokane Community College had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Spokane Community College employs 203 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Spokane Community College are Female Instructors (105), Male Instructors(98), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spokane Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 78 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8M
2020 Endowment
4.02%
growth from 2019

Spokane Community College has an endowment valued at about $8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Spokane Community College grew 4.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.57M higher than than the median endowment of 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 Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.1M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $323k - Local

As of 2020, Spokane Community College received $13.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $323k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.1M
2020 Salaries
4.34%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Spokane Community College paid a median of $53.1M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 4.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.74% growth from 2018 and a 7.65% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M
Instructional Salaries
203
Number of Employees

In 2020, Spokane Community College paid a total of $14.2M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
203 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
78 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spokane Community College were Instructor with 203 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spokane Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 78 employees; Service with 68 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spokane Community College was Female Instructor with 105 employees, and Male Instructor with 98 employees.

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

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