Spokane Falls Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,947
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,971
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,189
67.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25.6%
237 Graduates

About

Spokane Falls Community College is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Spokane Falls Community College were General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees awarded) and Information Technology (12 degrees).

In 2020, 1,179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spokane Falls Community College. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (770 degrees), 5.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

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

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The median undergraduate tuition at Spokane Falls 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 $5,971.

In 2020, 55% of undergraduate students attending Spokane Falls Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,947
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Spokane Falls Community College was $2,947. The cost of tuition at Spokane Falls 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

$5,971
2020 Value
2.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Spokane Falls Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,971. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Spokane Falls Community College grew by 2.67%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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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 Falls 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 by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Spokane Falls Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 22.2% with respect to 2019, when 45% 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.
10.2%
2018 Default Rate
116
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Spokane Falls Community College was 10.2%, which represents 116 out of the 1133 total borrowers.

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Spokane Falls Community College has a total enrollment of 4,189 students. The full-time enrollment at Spokane Falls Community College is 2,842 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,347. This means that 67.8% of students enrolled at Spokane Falls Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spokane Falls Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.931% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spokane Falls Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.38%). 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

67.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spokane Falls Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,189 students. The full-time enrollment at Spokane Falls Community College is 2,842 and the part-time enrollment is 1,347. This means that 67.8% of students enrolled at Spokane Falls Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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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 Falls Community College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Spokane Falls 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
    2,785
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    403
  3. Two or More Races
    277

The enrolled student population at Spokane Falls Community College is 66.5% White, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.931% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% 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, 381 students (9.1%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 255 more women than men received degrees from Spokane Falls Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spokane Falls Community College is white (770 degrees awarded). There were 5.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spokane Falls Community College is General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees awarded), followed by Information Technology (12 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Spokane Falls Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (19 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (697 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spokane Falls Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,732,801 people), Secondary school teachers (379,737 people), Education administrators (249,269 people), Special education teachers (156,907 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (136,722 people).

The most specialized majors at Spokane Falls Community College are Library Science (19 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (697 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Education (119 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 Spokane Falls Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Spokane Falls Community College are Library Science (19 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (697 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Education (119 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 Falls Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,753,853 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (249,890 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,623 people), Child day care services (95,353 people), and Computer Systems Design (61,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Spokane Falls Community College are Library Science (19 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (697 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Education (119 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Spokane Falls Community College.
Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spokane Falls Community College was General Business Administration & Management with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

462
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
717
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 462 degrees were awarded to men at Spokane Falls Community College, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (717).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 290 degrees were awarded to men at Spokane Falls Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.713 times less than the 407 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 407 degrees were awarded to women at Spokane Falls Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.4 times more than the 290 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spokane Falls Community College is Female and Asian (33.3% 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, 4.22% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    770 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spokane Falls Community College is white (770 degrees awarded). There were 5.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

12% of degree recipients (141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    486 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    284 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spokane Falls Community College is white female (486 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (284 degrees).

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Spokane Falls Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.03M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $382k (12.6%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Spokane Falls Community College had a total salary expenditure of $79.4M. Spokane Falls Community College employs 131 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Spokane Falls Community College are Female Instructors (69), Male Instructors(62), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spokane Falls Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 36 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Endowment

$3.03M
2020 Endowment
2%
growth from 2019

Spokane Falls Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.03M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Spokane Falls Community College grew 2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.39M lower 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 Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.53M - Federal
  2. $3.74M - State
  3. $20k - Local

As of 2020, Spokane Falls Community College received $7.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.74M from state grants and contracts, and $20k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.2M
2020 Salaries
6.67%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Spokane Falls Community College paid a median of $29.2M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($79.4M) and a 6.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.23% decline from 2018 and a 4.31% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.49M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2020, Spokane Falls Community College paid a total of $8.49M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spokane Falls Community College were Instructor with 131 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spokane Falls Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 36 employees; and Service with 28 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 Falls Community College was Female Instructor with 69 employees, and Male Instructor with 62 employees.

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