West Shore Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,760
4.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$4,081
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
992
23.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.8%
39 Graduates

About

West Shore Community College is a higher education institution located in Mason County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at West Shore Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (19 degrees), and General Sales, Distribution, & Marketing Operations (12 degrees).

In 2022, 189 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Shore Community College. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (152 degrees), 7.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Shore Community College is $2,760, which is $−5,352 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Shore Community College is $2,760, which is $−5,352 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,081.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending West Shore Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,760
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Shore Community College was $2,760. The cost of tuition at West Shore Community College is $−5,352 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$4,081
2022 Value
30.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Shore Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,081. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Shore Community College grew by 30.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,320
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Shore Community College was of $4,320 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at West Shore Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 42.9% with respect to 2021, when 70% 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.
4.17%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Shore Community College was 4.17%, which represents 5 out of the 120 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

West Shore Community College had a total enrollment of 992 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Shore Community College is 237 students and the part-time enrollment is 755. This means that 23.9% of students enrolled at West Shore Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Shore Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.7% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.92% Black or African American, 0.706% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Shore Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (34.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Shore Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 992 students. The full-time enrollment at West Shore Community College is 237 and the part-time enrollment is 755. This means that 23.9% of students enrolled at West Shore Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
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 West Shore Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), West Shore Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    820 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    101 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    31 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Shore Community College is 82.7% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.92% Black or African American, 0.706% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 7 students (0.706%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 65 more women than men received degrees from West Shore Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Shore Community College is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 7.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at West Shore Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (19 degrees) and General Sales, Distribution, & Marketing Operations (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Shore 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), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (80 degrees).

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 West Shore Community College are Registered nurses (1,410,153 people), Medical & health services managers (159,767 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,456 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,094 people), and Pharmacists (135,749 people).

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (80 degrees), Health (49 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (4 degrees) (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 West Shore Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (80 degrees), Health (49 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (4 degrees) (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 West Shore Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,531,191 people), Elementary & secondary schools (404,021 people), Outpatient care centers (259,088 people), Offices of physicians (212,722 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,313 people).

The most specialized majors at West Shore Community College are Precision Production (13 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (80 degrees), Health (49 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (4 degrees) (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 West Shore Community College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 78 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at West Shore Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

62
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
127
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at West Shore Community College, which is 0.488 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (127).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at West Shore Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.44 times less than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at West Shore Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.27 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from West Shore 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 32% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Shore Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    152 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Shore Community College is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 7.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    102 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Shore Community College is white female (102 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50 degrees).

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Operations

West Shore Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $163k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 74.1k (45.4%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, West Shore Community College had a total salary expenditure of 16.5M. West Shore Community College employs 18 Professors, 6 Associate professors. Most academics at West Shore Community College are Male Professor (13), Female Professor (5), and Male Associate professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Shore Community College are: Management, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 15 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Endowment

$163k
2022 Endowment
0.000613%
decline from 2021

West Shore Community College has an endowment valued at about $163k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of West Shore Community College declined 0.000613% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.05M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.92M
2022 Salaries
1.22%
decline from 2021

In 2022, West Shore Community College paid a median of $5.92M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($16.5M) and a 1.22% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.94M
Instructional Salaries
24
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Shore Community College paid a total of $1.94M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Shore Community College were Professor with 18 employees, and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Shore Community College were Management with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Shore Community College was Male Professor with 13 employees, Female Professor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Shore Community College.

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