Valley College-Beckley

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,986
0.698% growth from 2015
2022 Average Net Price
$24,808
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
152
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.7%
29 Graduates

About

Valley College-Beckley is a higher education institution located in Raleigh County, WV. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Valley College-Beckley were Medical Assistant (60 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Valley College-Beckley. 95% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (29 degrees), 5.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley College-Beckley is $13,986, which is $−955 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2016, the median undergraduate tuition at Valley College-Beckley is $13,986

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,808.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Valley College-Beckley received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,986
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Valley College-Beckley was $13,986.

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Average Net Price

$24,808
2022 Value
4.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Valley College-Beckley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,808. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Valley College-Beckley grew by 4.5%.

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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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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Valley College-Beckley received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
9.35%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Valley College-Beckley was 9.35%, which represents 10 out of the 107 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

Valley College-Beckley had a total enrollment of 152 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Valley College-Beckley is 152 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Valley College-Beckley are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Valley College-Beckley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.4% White, 5.92% Black or African American, and 3.29% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Valley College-Beckley in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.92%) and Two or More Races Female (3.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Valley College-Beckley in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 152 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley College-Beckley is 152 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Valley College-Beckley are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2022 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 Valley College-Beckley was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Valley College-Beckley had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    69 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    9 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Valley College-Beckley is 45.4% White, 5.92% Black or African American, and 3.29% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 54 more women than men received degrees from Valley College-Beckley. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Valley College-Beckley is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 5.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Valley College-Beckley is Medical Assistant (60 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Valley College-Beckley, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (60 degrees awarded).

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 Valley College-Beckley are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley College-Beckley in 2022 are Health (60 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Valley College-Beckley are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Valley College-Beckley are Health (60 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Valley College-Beckley are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley College-Beckley are Health (60 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Valley College-Beckley.
Most Common (2021)
62 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Valley College-Beckley was Medical Assistant with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
57
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Valley College-Beckley, which is 0.0526 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (57).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Valley College-Beckley in Medical Assistant, which is 0.0526 times less than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Valley College-Beckley in Medical Assistant, which is 19 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Valley College-Beckley completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Valley College-Beckley is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Valley College-Beckley is white (29 degrees awarded). There were 5.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

40% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    27 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Valley College-Beckley is white female (27 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (5 degrees).

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Operations

Valley College-Beckley employs 2 Instructors. Most academics at Valley College-Beckley are Female Instructor (2), and Male Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley College-Beckley are: Business and Financial Operations, with 3 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.37M
2022 Salaries
70.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Valley College-Beckley paid a median of $1.37M in salaries, a 70.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$150k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2022, Valley College-Beckley paid a total of $150k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Valley College-Beckley was Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley College-Beckley were Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Valley College-Beckley was Female Instructor with 2 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Valley College-Beckley.

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