Westmoreland County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,720

1.64% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,913

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,084

43.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

16.5%

162 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 904 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westmoreland County Community College. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (857 degrees), 45.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $3,720, which is $-3,694 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $3,720, which is $-3,694 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,913.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,720

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Westmoreland County Community College was $3,720. The cost of tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $-3,694 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,913

2017 Value

18.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Westmoreland County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,913. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Westmoreland County Community College grew by 18.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,500

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westmoreland County Community College was of $5,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. 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

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Westmoreland County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 11.9% with respect to 2016, when 42% 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.

16.6%

2016 Default Rate

240

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Westmoreland County Community College was 16.6%, which represents 240 out of the 1450 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

Westmoreland County Community College has a total enrollment of 5,084 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College is 2,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,893. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Westmoreland County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westmoreland County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.2% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.65% Hispanic or Latino, 0.59% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westmoreland County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (49.7%), followed by White Male (39.1%) and Two or More Races Female (2.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,084 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College is 2,191 and the part-time enrollment is 2,893. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Westmoreland County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

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 Westmoreland County Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Westmoreland 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

    4,585

  2. Black or African American

    185

  3. Two or More Races

    159

The enrolled student population at Westmoreland County Community College is 90.2% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.65% Hispanic or Latino, 0.59% Asian, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0197% 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.

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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 220 more women than men received degrees from Westmoreland County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Westmoreland County Community College are white (857 degrees awarded). There were 45.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Westmoreland County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (60 degrees awarded), Construction (36 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (61 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 Westmoreland County Community College are Registered nurses (1,303,632 people), Medical & health services managers (138,889 people), Other managers (130,562 people), Pharmacists (129,593 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,652 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College are Precision Production (60 degrees awarded), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Health (282 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 Westmoreland County Community College are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College are Precision Production (60 degrees awarded), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Health (282 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 Westmoreland County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,439,899 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (312,547 people), Elementary & secondary schools (275,355 people), Outpatient care centers (204,610 people), and Offices of physicians (189,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College are Precision Production (60 degrees awarded), Construction (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Health (282 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 Westmoreland County Community 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 Westmoreland County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 342

  2. 562

In 2017, 342 degrees were awarded to men at Westmoreland County Community College, which is 0.609 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (562).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Westmoreland County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.759 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Westmoreland County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 8.5 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Westmoreland County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Westmoreland County Community College is Male and Asian (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, 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

    857 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westmoreland County Community College is white (857 degrees awarded). There were 45.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 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

    533 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    324 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Westmoreland County Community College is white female (533 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (324 degrees).

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Operations

Westmoreland County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.35M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $175k (12.9%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Westmoreland County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $51.6M. Westmoreland County Community College employs 55 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Westmoreland County Community College are Male Assistant professors (31), Female Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.35M

2017 Endowment

11.3%

growth from 2016

Westmoreland County Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.35M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Westmoreland County Community College grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.31M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.28M - Federal

  2. $305k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Westmoreland County Community College received $2.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $305k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.6M

2017 Salaries

2.2%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Westmoreland County Community College paid a median of $19.6M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($51.6M) and a 2.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% decline from 2015 and a 4.82% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.9M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2017, Westmoreland County Community College paid a total of $4.9M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

65 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; Management with 57 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College was Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Westmoreland County Community College.

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