Tri-County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,304
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$6,899
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
27%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,026
35.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
23.6%
33 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 2017, 172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Community College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (166 degrees), 55.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $-5,110 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $-5,110 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,899.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,304
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College was $2,304. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College is $-5,110 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,899
2017 Value
11.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tri-County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,899. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tri-County Community College grew by 11.1%.

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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

$7,278
Room and Board
$1,035
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tri-County Community College was of $7,278 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,035. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.7% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.
27%
2016 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Community College was 27%, which represents 57 out of the 211 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 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 362 students and the part-time enrollment is 664. This means that 35.3% 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 91.6% White, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.877% Asian, 0.39% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Male (1.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 362 and the part-time enrollment is 664. This means that 35.3% of students enrolled at Tri-County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2017 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Tri-County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    940
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    23

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Community College is 91.6% White, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.877% Asian, 0.39% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 24 more women than men received degrees from Tri-County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Tri-County Community College are white (166 degrees awarded). There were 55.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 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 (19 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (76 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (8 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 Software developers (431,375 people), Other managers (136,847 people), Computer occupations, all other (132,210 people), Computer programmers (117,121 people), and Computer & information systems managers (106,156 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (19 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (76 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Marketing managers, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (19 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (76 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Tri-County Community College are Computer Systems Design (506,160 people), Elementary & secondary schools (162,397 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (108,879 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (83,296 people), and Banking & related activities (81,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Precision Production (19 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (76 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 74
  2. 98

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (98).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.6 times less than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.67 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% 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, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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 (68.1%).

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
    166 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Community College is white (166 degrees awarded). There were 55.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    95 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tri-County Community College is white female (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $215k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $920 (0.428%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Tri-County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $11.9M. Tri-County Community College employs 38 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tri-County Community College are Female No academic ranks (21), Male No academic ranks(17), 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 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$215k
2017 Endowment
0.000931%
decline from 2016

Tri-County Community College has an endowment valued at about $215k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tri-County Community College declined 0.000931% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.44M 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. $48.3k - Local

As of 2017, Tri-County Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $48.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.18M
2017 Salaries
0.623%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Tri-County Community College paid a median of $5.18M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($11.9M) and a 0.623% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.36% decline from 2015 and a 5.49% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.78M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2017, Tri-County Community College paid a total of $1.78M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Community College were No academic rank with 38 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Community College were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tri-County Community College was Female No academic rank with 21 employees, Male No academic rank with 17 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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