Williston State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,535
4% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,720
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
14.9%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,098
56% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
39.3%
59 Graduates

About

Williston State College is a higher education institution located in Williams County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Williston State College were .

In 2017, 401 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williston State College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (284 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williston State College is $3,535, which is $-3,879 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Williston State College is $3,535, which is $-3,879 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,720.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,535
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Williston State College was $3,535. The cost of tuition at Williston State College is $-3,879 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,720
2017 Value
25.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Williston State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,720. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Williston State College grew by 25.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,968
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williston State College was of $9,968 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.86% 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

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Williston State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2016, when 57% 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.
14.9%
2016 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Williston State College was 14.9%, which represents 24 out of the 161 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

Williston State College has a total enrollment of 1,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Williston State College is 615 students and the part-time enrollment is 483. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Williston State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williston State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 3.92% Black or African American, 2.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.729% Asian, and 0.0911% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Williston State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Williston State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Williston State College is 615 and the part-time enrollment is 483. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Williston State College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Williston State College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Williston State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    816
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80
  3. Two or More Races
    55

The enrolled student population at Williston State College is 74.3% White, 7.29% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 3.92% Black or African American, 2.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.729% Asian, and 0.0911% 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, 33 students (3.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 63 more women than men received degrees from Williston State College. The majority of degree recipients at Williston State College are white (284 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Williston State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (195 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (34 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 Williston State College are Registered nurses (1,378,068 people), Accountants & auditors (1,097,852 people), Other managers (668,091 people), Financial managers (424,302 people), and Chief executives & legislators (330,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Williston State College are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (195 degrees), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Health (60 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 Williston State College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Williston State College are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (195 degrees), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Health (60 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 Williston State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,708,914 people), Elementary & secondary schools (722,317 people), Banking & related activities (492,402 people), Computer Systems Design (461,566 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,654 people).

The most specialized majors at Williston State College are Precision Production (31 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (195 degrees), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Health (60 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 Williston State 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 Williston State College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 169
  2. 232

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Williston State College, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Williston State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.489 times less than the 131 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 131 degrees were awarded to women at Williston State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.05 times more than the 64 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Williston State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Williston State College is Female and White (51% 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, 3.39% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    284 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williston State College is white (284 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

2.49% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    168 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Williston State College is white female (168 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (116 degrees).

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Operations

Williston State College has an endowment valued at nearly $22.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.81k (0.0125%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Williston State College had a total salary expenditure of $18M. Williston State College employs 12 Assistant professors, 10 Instructors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Williston State College are Male Assistant professors (7), Female Instructors(6), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williston State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 15 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.4M
2017 Endowment
10.4%
growth from 2016

Williston State College has an endowment valued at about $22.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Williston State College grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.7M 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. $1.45M - Federal
  2. $604k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Williston State College received $1.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $604k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.08M
2017 Salaries
6.4%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Williston State College paid a median of $7.08M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($18M) and a 6.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.44% decline from 2015 and a 1.61% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.87M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2017, Williston State College paid a total of $1.87M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williston State College were Assistant professor with 12 employees; Instructor with 10 employees; and Instructor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williston State College were Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees; Management with 14 employees; and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williston State College was Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, Female Instructor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Williston State College.

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