Westmoreland County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,140
3.76% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,243
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.95%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,171
32.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.7%
88 Graduates

About

Westmoreland County Community College is a higher education institution located in Westmoreland County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Westmoreland County Community College were Registered Nursing (84 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 degrees), and General Business (28 degrees).

In 2022, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westmoreland County Community College. 67% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (585 degrees), 20.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $4,140, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $4,140, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,243.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Westmoreland County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,140
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Westmoreland County Community College was $4,140. The cost of tuition at Westmoreland County Community College is $−3,972 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,243
2022 Value
30.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Westmoreland County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,243. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Westmoreland County Community College grew by 30.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westmoreland County Community College was of $7,200 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 $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Westmoreland County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.44% with respect to 2021, when 45% 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.
4.95%
2019 Default Rate
60
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Westmoreland County Community College was 4.95%, which represents 60 out of the 1213 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 had a total enrollment of 4,171 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College is 1,340 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,831. This means that 32.1% 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 80.4% White, 3.09% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.94% Hispanic or Latino, 0.911% Asian, 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westmoreland County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.3%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Two or More Races Female (2.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,171 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College is 1,340 and the part-time enrollment is 2,831. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Westmoreland County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Westmoreland County Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Westmoreland County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,353 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    129 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    118 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Westmoreland County Community College is 80.4% White, 3.09% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.94% Hispanic or Latino, 0.911% Asian, 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% 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 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, 420 students (10.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 221 more women than men received degrees from Westmoreland County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westmoreland County Community College is white (585 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Westmoreland County Community College is Registered Nursing (84 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 degrees) and General Business (28 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), and Construction (11 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 Westmoreland County Community College are Registered nurses (1,405,388 people), Social workers, all other (175,162 people), Medical & health services managers (165,287 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,777 people), and Pharmacists (134,847 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Construction (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Health (237 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 Westmoreland County Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Construction (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Health (237 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 Westmoreland County Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,535,500 people), Elementary & secondary schools (293,180 people), Outpatient care centers (285,456 people), Offices of physicians (209,310 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (163,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmoreland County Community College are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (36 degrees), Construction (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Health (237 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 Westmoreland County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 84 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Westmoreland County Community College was Registered Nursing with 84 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
436
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Westmoreland County Community College, which is 0.493 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (436).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Westmoreland County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.09 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Westmoreland County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 9.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Westmoreland County Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (33.3% 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
    585 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westmoreland County Community College is white (585 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

0.307% 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
    395 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westmoreland County Community College is white female (395 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (190 degrees).

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Operations

Westmoreland County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14.9k (0.684%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Westmoreland County Community College had a total salary expenditure of 49.2M. Westmoreland County Community College employs 49 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Westmoreland County Community College are Female Assistant professor (26), Male Assistant professor (23), and Male Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

Endowment

$2.18M
2022 Endowment
3.28%
decline from 2021

Westmoreland County Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Westmoreland County Community College declined 3.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.03M 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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Salary Expenditure

$17.6M
2022 Salaries
3.78%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Westmoreland County Community College paid a median of $17.6M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($49.2M) and a 3.78% 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

$4.63M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2022, Westmoreland County Community College paid a total of $4.63M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College were Assistant professor with 49 employees, Associate professor with 10 employees, and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees, Management with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westmoreland County Community College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

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