William Rainey Harper College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,204
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,874
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.82%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
12,199
36.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.7%
517 Graduates

About

William Rainey Harper College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Rainey Harper College were .

In 2020, 4,371 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Rainey Harper College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,450 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1027 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Rainey Harper College is $3,204, which is $−4,776 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Rainey Harper College is $3,204, which is $−4,776 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,874.

In 2020, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,204
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at William Rainey Harper College was $3,204. The cost of tuition at William Rainey Harper College is $−4,776 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,874
2020 Value
25.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 William Rainey Harper College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,874. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of William Rainey Harper College grew by 25.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,160
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Rainey Harper College was of $13,160 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.86% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at William Rainey Harper College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 39.3% with respect to 2019, when 28% 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.
7.82%
2018 Default Rate
59
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at William Rainey Harper College was 7.82%, which represents 59 out of the 754 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

William Rainey Harper College has a total enrollment of 12,199 students. The full-time enrollment at William Rainey Harper College is 4,405 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,794. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at William Rainey Harper College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Rainey Harper College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% White, 28.6% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Asian, 4% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Rainey Harper College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.1%), followed by White Female (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.1%). 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

36.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Rainey Harper College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,199 students. The full-time enrollment at William Rainey Harper College is 4,405 and the part-time enrollment is 7,794. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at William Rainey Harper College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 William Rainey Harper College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), William Rainey Harper College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,938
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,483
  3. Asian
    1,563

The enrolled student population at William Rainey Harper College is 48.7% White, 28.6% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Asian, 4% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0246% 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 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, 267 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 691 more women than men received degrees from William Rainey Harper College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Rainey Harper College is white (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1027 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Rainey Harper College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Rainey Harper College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,747 degrees), and Precision Production (74 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Rainey Harper College are Elementary & middle school teachers (121,628 people), Other managers (97,839 people), Software developers (52,695 people), Registered nurses (42,224 people), and Secondary school teachers (39,370 people).

The most specialized majors at William Rainey Harper College are Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,747 degrees), Precision Production (74 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (104 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 William Rainey Harper College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at William Rainey Harper College are Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,747 degrees), Precision Production (74 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (104 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Rainey Harper College are Elementary & secondary schools (271,058 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (117,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (88,744 people), Computer Systems Design (83,509 people), and Construction (52,463 people).

The most specialized majors at William Rainey Harper College are Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,747 degrees), Precision Production (74 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (104 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 William Rainey Harper 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 William Rainey Harper College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,840
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,531
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,840 degrees were awarded to men at William Rainey Harper College, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,531).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 772 degrees were awarded to men at William Rainey Harper College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.88 times less than the 877 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 877 degrees were awarded to women at William Rainey Harper College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.14 times more than the 772 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 16% of students graduating from William Rainey Harper College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (47.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Rainey Harper College is Male and Two or More Races (47.4% 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, 0.774% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,450 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,027 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    579 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Rainey Harper College is white (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1027 degrees).

1.6% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,378 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,072 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    622 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Rainey Harper College is white female (1,378 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,072 degrees).

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Operations

William Rainey Harper College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.45M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.1M (69.7%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, William Rainey Harper College had a total salary expenditure of $207M. William Rainey Harper College employs 70 Professors, 66 Associate professors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at William Rainey Harper College are Female Associate professors (40), Female Professors(38), and Male Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Rainey Harper College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 125 employees, Service, with 102 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.45M
2020 Endowment
6.82%
growth from 2019

William Rainey Harper College has an endowment valued at about $4.45M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of William Rainey Harper College grew 6.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.8k 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $983k - Federal
  2. $3.06M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, William Rainey Harper College received $983k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.06M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75M
2020 Salaries
2.3%
growth from 2019

In 2020, William Rainey Harper College paid a median of $75M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($207M) and a 2.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.16% growth from 2018 and a 1.46% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$18.4M
Instructional Salaries
198
Number of Employees

In 2020, William Rainey Harper College paid a total of $18.4M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Rainey Harper College were Professor with 70 employees; Associate professor with 66 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Rainey Harper College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 125 employees; Service with 102 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Rainey Harper College was Female Associate professor with 40 employees, Female Professor with 38 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at William Rainey Harper College.

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