Wilkes Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,432

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,829

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

29.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,665

45% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.3%

62 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 692 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilkes Community College. 50.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (619 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes Community College is $2,432, which is $-4,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,829.

In 2017, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wilkes Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Wilkes Community College is $-4,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,829

2017 Value

16.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wilkes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,829. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wilkes Community College grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,000

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilkes Community College was of $5,000 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

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

9%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Wilkes Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

29.7%

2016 Default Rate

65

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wilkes Community College was 29.7%, which represents 65 out of the 219 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

Wilkes Community College has a total enrollment of 2,665 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes Community College is 1,198 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 45% of students enrolled at Wilkes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilkes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Black or African American, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.413% Asian, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilkes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (38.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilkes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,665 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes Community College is 1,198 and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 45% of students enrolled at Wilkes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 Wilkes Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Wilkes Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,127

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    276

  3. Black or African American

    58

The enrolled student population at Wilkes Community College is 79.8% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Black or African American, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.413% Asian, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 127 students (4.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 12 more women than men received degrees from Wilkes Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Wilkes Community College are white (619 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilkes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (61 degrees awarded), Precision Production (49 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (62 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 Wilkes Community College are Police officers (123,376 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (108,005 people), Other managers (107,165 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (44,131 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (42,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (61 degrees awarded), Precision Production (49 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (62 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (196 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 Wilkes Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (61 degrees awarded), Precision Production (49 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (62 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (196 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 Wilkes Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (305,353 people), Elementary & secondary schools (192,322 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (89,059 people), Computer Systems Design (74,660 people), and Construction (72,590 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (61 degrees awarded), Precision Production (49 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (62 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (196 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 340

  2. 352

In 2017, 340 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes Community College, which is 0.966 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.598 times less than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 107 degrees were awarded to women at Wilkes Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.67 times more than the 64 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Wilkes Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (34%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilkes Community College is Male and White (34% 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

    619 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilkes Community College is white (619 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

0.289% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    319 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    300 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wilkes Community College is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (300 degrees).

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Operations

Wilkes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $481k (8.01%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Wilkes Community College had a total salary expenditure of $33.3M. Wilkes Community College employs 72 Instructors, 26 No academic ranks, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wilkes Community College are Male Instructors (39), Female Instructors(33), and Female No academic ranks (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes Community College are: Management, with 43 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6M

2017 Endowment

26.7%

growth from 2016

Wilkes Community College has an endowment valued at about $6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilkes Community College grew 26.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.35M 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: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.27M - Federal

  2. $581k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wilkes Community College received $1.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $581k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.7M

2017 Salaries

4.52%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Wilkes Community College paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($33.3M) and a 4.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.11% growth from 2015 and a 1.63% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.19M

Instructional Salaries

98

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wilkes Community College paid a total of $5.19M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

72 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilkes Community College were Instructor with 72 employees; No academic rank with 26 employees; and No academic rank with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes Community College were Management with 43 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Service with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilkes Community College was Male Instructor with 39 employees, Female Instructor with 33 employees, and Female No academic rank with 18 employees.

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