Wenatchee Valley College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,469

2.24% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,376

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,556

69% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.1%

140 Graduates

About

Wenatchee Valley College is a higher education institution located in Chelan County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wenatchee Valley College were .

In 2017, 1,147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wenatchee Valley College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (533 degrees), 1.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (477 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,376.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,469

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wenatchee Valley College was $3,469. The cost of tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $-3,945 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,376

2017 Value

1.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wenatchee Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,376. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wenatchee Valley College grew by 1.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,927

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wenatchee Valley College was of $7,927 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Wenatchee Valley College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4% with respect to 2016, when 50% 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.

14.9%

2016 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wenatchee Valley College was 14.9%, which represents 63 out of the 424 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

Wenatchee Valley College has a total enrollment of 3,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College is 2,453 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,103. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wenatchee Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.2% White, 36.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 3.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.63% Asian, 0.844% Black or African American, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College is 2,453 and the part-time enrollment is 1,103. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% 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 Wenatchee Valley College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Wenatchee Valley 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

    1,822

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,305

  3. Two or More Races

    112

The enrolled student population at Wenatchee Valley College is 51.2% White, 36.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 3.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.63% Asian, 0.844% Black or African American, and 0.112% 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, 191 more women than men received degrees from Wenatchee Valley College. The majority of degree recipients at Wenatchee Valley College are white (533 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (477 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wenatchee Valley College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wenatchee Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (92 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (448 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,926,660 people), Registered nurses (1,341,227 people), Secondary school teachers (306,040 people), Education administrators (268,555 people), and Postsecondary teachers (160,658 people).

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Agriculture (92 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (448 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Education (104 degrees), and Health (299 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 Wenatchee Valley College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Agriculture (92 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (448 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Education (104 degrees), and Health (299 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 Wenatchee Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,903,882 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,517,463 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,141 people), Outpatient care centers (235,056 people), and Offices of physicians (212,308 people).

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Agriculture (92 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (448 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (60 degrees), Education (104 degrees), and Health (299 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 Wenatchee Valley College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wenatchee Valley College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 478

  2. 669

In 2017, 478 degrees were awarded to men at Wenatchee Valley College, which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (669).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Wenatchee Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.684 times less than the 266 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 266 degrees were awarded to women at Wenatchee Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 182 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wenatchee Valley College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% 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, 1.43% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    533 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    477 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wenatchee Valley College is white (533 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (477 degrees).

5.84% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    327 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wenatchee Valley College is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (268 degrees).

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Operations

Wenatchee Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.7k (0.272%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Wenatchee Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $39.7M. Wenatchee Valley College employs 74 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wenatchee Valley College are Male No academic ranks (41), Female No academic ranks(33), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.2M

2017 Endowment

11.1%

growth from 2016

Wenatchee Valley College has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wenatchee Valley College grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.52M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.2M - Federal

  2. $1.42M - State

  3. $3.67M - Local

As of 2017, Wenatchee Valley College received $1.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.42M from state grants and contracts, and $3.67M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.3M

2017 Salaries

7.29%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wenatchee Valley College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($39.7M) and a 7.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.66% growth from 2015 and a 1.35% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.7M

Instructional Salaries

74

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wenatchee Valley College paid a total of $4.7M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

74 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College were No academic rank with 74 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College was Male No academic rank with 41 employees, Female No academic rank with 33 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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