Wharton County Junior College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$768
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,371
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,099
41.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
18.2%
233 Graduates

About

Wharton County Junior College is a higher education institution located in Wharton County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wharton County Junior College were .

In 2020, 1,029 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wharton County Junior College. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (415 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (374 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wharton County Junior College is $768, which is $−7,212 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wharton County Junior College is $768, which is $−7,212 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,371.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students attending Wharton County Junior College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$768
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wharton County Junior College was $768. The cost of tuition at Wharton County Junior College is $−7,212 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,371
2020 Value
2.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wharton County Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,371. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wharton County Junior College grew by 2.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,455
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wharton County Junior College was of $5,455 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.89% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Wharton County Junior College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.32% with respect to 2019, when 41% 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.
9.1%
2018 Default Rate
62
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wharton County Junior College was 9.1%, which represents 62 out of the 681 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

Wharton County Junior College has a total enrollment of 6,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Wharton County Junior College is 2,546 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,553. This means that 41.7% of students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wharton County Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.1% Hispanic or Latino, 30% White, 13.9% Asian, 11.2% Black or African American, 1.34% Two or More Races, 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.082% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.7%) and White Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wharton County Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Wharton County Junior College is 2,546 and the part-time enrollment is 3,553. This means that 41.7% of students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 Wharton County Junior College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Wharton County Junior College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,626
  2. White
    1,831
  3. Asian
    848

The enrolled student population at Wharton County Junior College is 43.1% Hispanic or Latino, 30% White, 13.9% Asian, 11.2% Black or African American, 1.34% Two or More Races, 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.082% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 8 students (0.131%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 89 more women than men received degrees from Wharton County Junior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wharton County Junior College is hispanic or latino (415 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (374 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wharton County Junior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 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 Wharton County Junior College are Police officers (126,277 people), Other managers (84,692 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (83,823 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (37,844 people), and Software developers (35,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College are Science Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Precision Production (22 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 Wharton County Junior College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College are Science Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Precision Production (22 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 Wharton County Junior College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (303,282 people), Elementary & secondary schools (161,239 people), Computer Systems Design (67,301 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (61,283 people), and Construction (59,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College are Science Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Precision Production (22 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 Wharton County Junior College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wharton County Junior College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

470
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
559
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 470 degrees were awarded to men at Wharton County Junior College, which is 0.841 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (559).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Wharton County Junior College in General Studies, which is 0.679 times less than the 193 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 193 degrees were awarded to women at Wharton County Junior College in General Studies, which is 1.47 times more than the 131 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% of students graduating from Wharton County Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wharton County Junior College is Male and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. Hispanic or Latino
    415 degrees awarded
  2. White
    374 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wharton County Junior College is hispanic or latino (415 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (374 degrees).

0.0972% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    223 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    199 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wharton County Junior College is hispanic or latino female (223 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (199 degrees).

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Operations

Wharton County Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.01M (9.05%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Wharton County Junior College had a total salary expenditure of $54.1M. Wharton County Junior College employs 185 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wharton County Junior College are Female No academic ranks (112), Male No academic ranks(73), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 36 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.1M
2020 Endowment
2.9%
growth from 2019

Wharton County Junior College has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wharton County Junior College grew 2.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.72M higher 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. $349k - State
  3. $339k - Local

As of 2020, Wharton County Junior College received $2.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $349k from state grants and contracts, and $339k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24M
2020 Salaries
2.07%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Wharton County Junior College paid a median of $24M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($54.1M) and a 2.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.15% growth from 2018 and a 1.26% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M
Instructional Salaries
185
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wharton County Junior College paid a total of $11M to 185 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
185 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College were No academic rank with 185 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 36 employees; and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College was Female No academic rank with 112 employees, and Male No academic rank with 73 employees.

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