Aims Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,617

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,330

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,982

35.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.7%

71 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 1,844 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aims Community College. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,139 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (562 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aims Community College is $1,617, which is $-5,797 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aims Community College is $1,617, which is $-5,797 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,330.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,617

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Aims Community College was $1,617. The cost of tuition at Aims Community College is $-5,797 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,330

2017 Value

17.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Aims Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,330. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Aims Community College grew by 17.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,982

Room and Board

$1,475

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aims Community College was of $8,982 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,475. 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

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Aims Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2016, when 44% 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.

12%

2016 Default Rate

99

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Aims Community College was 12%, which represents 99 out of the 822 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

Aims Community College has a total enrollment of 5,982 students. The full-time enrollment at Aims Community College is 2,127 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,855. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at Aims Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aims Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.34% Asian, 0.635% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aims Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aims Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,982 students. The full-time enrollment at Aims Community College is 2,127 and the part-time enrollment is 3,855. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at Aims Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Aims Community College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Aims 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

    3,447

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,054

  3. Two or More Races

    119

The enrolled student population at Aims Community College is 57.6% White, 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.34% Asian, 0.635% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% 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, 125 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 4 more women than men received degrees from Aims Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Aims Community College are white (1,139 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (562 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aims Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (193 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (252 degrees), and Communication Technologies (37 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 Aims Community College are Police officers (116,248 people), Other managers (57,359 people), Construction managers (35,270 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (32,765 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (30,256 people).

The most specialized majors at Aims Community College are Precision Production (193 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (252 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), Construction (44 degrees), and Protective Services (157 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 Aims Community College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Medical & health services managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Aims Community College are Precision Production (193 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (252 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), Construction (44 degrees), and Protective Services (157 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 Aims Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (281,940 people), Construction (92,933 people), Elementary & secondary schools (63,969 people), National security & international affairs (36,948 people), and Air transportation (33,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Aims Community College are Precision Production (193 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (252 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), Construction (44 degrees), and Protective Services (157 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 Aims 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 Aims Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 920

  2. 924

In 2017, 920 degrees were awarded to men at Aims Community College, which is 0.996 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (924).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Aims Community College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 9.65 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 233 degrees were awarded to women at Aims Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.56 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Aims Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aims Community College is Male and Asian (100% 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

    1,139 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    562 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aims Community College is white (1,139 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (562 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    580 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    559 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Aims Community College is white male (580 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (559 degrees).

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Operations

Aims Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $244k (6.68%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Aims Community College had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Aims Community College employs 59 Professors, 43 Instructors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Aims Community College are Female Professors (30), Male Professors(29), and Male Instructors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aims Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 69 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.66M

2017 Endowment

6.53%

growth from 2016

Aims Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Aims Community College grew 6.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.97k 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 Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.46M - Federal

  2. $3.16M - State

  3. $341 - Local

As of 2017, Aims Community College received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.16M from state grants and contracts, and $341 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.3M

2017 Salaries

20.6%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Aims Community College paid a median of $28.3M in salaries, which represents 26.7% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 20.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 43.7% growth from 2015 and a 12.8% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.05M

Instructional Salaries

113

Number of Employees

In 2017, Aims Community College paid a total of $7.05M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

69 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aims Community College were Professor with 59 employees; Instructor with 43 employees; and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aims Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aims Community College was Female Professor with 30 employees, Male Professor with 29 employees, and Male Instructor with 22 employees.

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

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