Tri-County Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,304
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,860
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
22.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,083
33.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.1%
24 Graduates

About

Tri-County Community College is a higher education institution located in Cherokee County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tri-County Community College were .

In 2019, 193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Community College. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (178 degrees), 19.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $−5,520 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $−5,520 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,860.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,304
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College was $2,304. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College is $−5,520 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,860
2019 Value
20.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tri-County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,860. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tri-County Community College grew by 20.5%.

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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

$7,528
Room and Board
$1,070
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tri-County Community College was of $7,528 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of room and board increased by 2.1% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2018, when 38% 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.
22.1%
2017 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Community College was 22.1%, which represents 27 out of the 122 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

Tri-County Community College has a total enrollment of 1,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 363 students and the part-time enrollment is 720. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Tri-County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.9% White, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.554% Asian, and 0.0923% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.75%). 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

33.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 363 and the part-time enrollment is 720. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Tri-County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Tri-County Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Tri-County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    952
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48
  3. Two or More Races
    19

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Community College is 87.9% White, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.554% Asian, and 0.0923% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 17 students (1.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 67 more women than men received degrees from Tri-County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tri-County Community College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tri-County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tri-County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (111 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (7 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 Tri-County Community College are Registered nurses (1,385,382 people), Software developers (518,782 people), Other managers (172,970 people), Medical & health services managers (150,722 people), and Pharmacists (136,265 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (111 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (7 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (34 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 Tri-County Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (111 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (7 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (34 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 Tri-County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,506,997 people), Computer Systems Design (559,773 people), Elementary & secondary schools (347,141 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), and Offices of physicians (231,693 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (111 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (7 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (34 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 Tri-County Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tri-County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

63
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
130
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.472 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.12 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from Tri-County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tri-County Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all 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
    178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Community College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

1.04% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tri-County Community College is white female (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $216k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.03k (0.477%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Tri-County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $11.2M. Tri-County Community College employs 37 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tri-County Community College are Female No academic ranks (23), Male No academic ranks(14), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Community College are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 14 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$216k
2019 Endowment
10.6%
decline from 2018

Tri-County Community College has an endowment valued at about $216k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tri-County Community College declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.09M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $42.5k - Local

As of 2019, Tri-County Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $42.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.81M
2019 Salaries
1.62%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Tri-County Community College paid a median of $4.81M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($11.2M) and a 1.62% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.48% decline from 2017 and a 0.623% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.77M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tri-County Community College paid a total of $1.77M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Community College were No academic rank with 37 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Community College were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 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 Tri-County Community College was Female No academic rank with 23 employees, Male No academic rank with 14 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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