Gadsden State Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,570

1.71% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,200

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

4,979

49.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

19.8%

207 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 1,306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gadsden State Community College. 47.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (968 degrees), 5.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,200.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,570

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gadsden State Community College was $3,570. The cost of tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $-3,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,200

2017 Value

0.826%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gadsden State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,200. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gadsden State Community College grew by 0.826%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,050

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gadsden State Community College was of $4,050 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. 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

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Gadsden State Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Gadsden State Community College has a total enrollment of 4,979 students. The full-time enrollment at Gadsden State Community College is 2,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,514. This means that 49.5% of students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gadsden State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.643% Asian, 0.562% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Black or African American Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gadsden State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,979 students. The full-time enrollment at Gadsden State Community College is 2,465 and the part-time enrollment is 2,514. This means that 49.5% of students enrolled at Gadsden State Community 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 Gadsden State Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Gadsden State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,540

  2. Black or African American

    952

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    188

The enrolled student population at Gadsden State Community College is 71.1% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.643% Asian, 0.562% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% 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, 8 students (0.161%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 74 fewer women than men received degrees from Gadsden State Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Gadsden State Community College are white (968 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (185 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gadsden State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), and Precision Production (86 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 Gadsden State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (116,098 people), Other managers (66,386 people), Construction managers (40,824 people), Education administrators (25,058 people), and Software developers (24,619 people).

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), Precision Production (86 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 Gadsden State Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), Precision Production (86 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 Gadsden State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (188,728 people), Construction (104,310 people), Computer Systems Design (59,688 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (51,135 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (46,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), Precision Production (86 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 Gadsden State 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 Gadsden State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 690

  2. 616

In 2017, 690 degrees were awarded to men at Gadsden State Community College, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (616).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Gadsden State Community College in Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology, which is 24.8 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 154 degrees were awarded to women at Gadsden State Community College in General Studies, which is 2.05 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Gadsden State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (47.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gadsden State Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (47.1% 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, 2.42% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    968 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    185 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gadsden State Community College is white (968 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (185 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    511 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    457 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gadsden State Community College is white male (511 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (457 degrees).

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Operations

Gadsden State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.26M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $111k (3.39%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Gadsden State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $50.4M. Gadsden State Community College employs 140 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Gadsden State Community College are Female No academic ranks (80), Male No academic ranks(60), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.26M

2017 Endowment

6.98%

growth from 2016

Gadsden State Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.26M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gadsden State Community College grew 6.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $396k 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: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.87M - Federal

  2. $1.75M - State

  3. $202k - Local

As of 2017, Gadsden State Community College received $4.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.75M from state grants and contracts, and $202k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.3M

2017 Salaries

0.57%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Gadsden State Community College paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($50.4M) and a 0.57% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.47% decline from 2015 and a 5.54% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.86M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gadsden State Community College paid a total of $7.86M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

140 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

62 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College were No academic rank with 140 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Management with 35 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College was Female No academic rank with 80 employees, Male No academic rank with 60 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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