Associates Colleges

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,330
0.15% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,450
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
33,454 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,036,596
34.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
27.9%
184,690 Graduates

About

Associates Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Associates Colleges were Registered Nursing (221 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (162 degrees), and Respiratory Care Therapist (102 degrees).

In 2019, 1,350,249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Associates Colleges. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (684,544 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (314731 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Associates Colleges is $3,330, which is $6,750 less than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,824, which is 199% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,761 less than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $3,330, which is $6,220 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,824, which is 199% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,761 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,450.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,330
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges was $7,824, which is 199% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,930. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Associates Colleges is $6,761 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $6,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$7,450
2019 Value
1.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Associates Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,450. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Associates Colleges grew by 1.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,700
Room and Board
$1,455
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Associates Colleges was of $7,700 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,455. The cost of room and board increased by 3.61% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.97% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
17%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Associates Colleges received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2018, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Associates Colleges received 33,454 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.63% annual decline. Out of those 33,454 applicants, 24,802 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,036,596 students enrolled at Associates Colleges in 2019, and 57.1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Associates Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 42.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
24,802
Accepted Out of 33,454

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Associates Colleges was 74.1% (24,802 admissions from 33,454 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.63%, while admissions grew by 5.24%.

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SAT Scores

57.1%
Submission Percentage
1,512
Scores Submitted

57.1% of enrolled first-time students at Associates Colleges in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Associates Colleges has a total enrollment of 6,036,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,109,460 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,927,136. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.76% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Associates Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.5%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,036,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Associates Colleges is 2,109,460 and the part-time enrollment is 3,927,136. This means that 34.9% of students enrolled at Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 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 Associates Colleges was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (61%), Associates Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,658,069
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,621,218
  3. Black or African American
    757,129

The enrolled student population at Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.76% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 259,255 students (4.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 170365 more women than men received degrees from Associates Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Associates Colleges is white (684,544 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (314731 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Associates Colleges is Registered Nursing (221 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (162 degrees) and Respiratory Care Therapist (102 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Associates Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (390,866 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40,793 degrees), and Construction (24,711 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 Associates Colleges are Other managers (59,666 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (52,995 people), Construction managers (44,793 people), Software developers (34,753 people), and Chief executives & legislators (19,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (390,866 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40,793 degrees), Construction (24,711 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (65,536 degrees), and Science Technologies (4,277 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 Associates Colleges are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (390,866 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40,793 degrees), Construction (24,711 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (65,536 degrees), and Science Technologies (4,277 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 Associates Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (114,363 people), Construction (106,657 people), Computer Systems Design (48,987 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (36,927 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (29,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Associates Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (390,866 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40,793 degrees), Construction (24,711 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (65,536 degrees), and Science Technologies (4,277 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 Associates Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 221 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Associates Colleges was Registered Nursing with 221 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

589,942
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
760,307
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 589,942 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (760,307).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 96643 degrees were awarded to men at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.617 times less than the 156621 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 156621 degrees were awarded to women at Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.62 times more than the 96643 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Associates Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (38.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Associates Colleges is Female and Asian (38.6% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.62% of graduates (4839 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    684,544 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    314,731 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    154,969 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Associates Colleges is white (684,544 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (314731 degrees).

2.81% of degree recipients (37,885 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    371,876 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    312,668 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    185,783 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Associates Colleges is white female (371,876 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (312,668 degrees).

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Operations

Associates Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $4.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $628M (14.6k%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all .

In 2019, Associates Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $37.1M. Associates Colleges employs 44,986 Instructors, 25,593 No academic ranks, and 15,600 Professors. Most academics at Associates Colleges are Female Instructors (24,308), Male Instructors(20,678), and Female No academic ranks (14,260).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47330 employees, Management, with 33301 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28076 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.3M
2019 Endowment
11.6%
growth from 2018

Associates Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $4.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Associates Colleges grew 11.6% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.57B - Federal
  2. $2.83B - State
  3. $359M - Local

As of 2019, Associates Colleges received $1.57B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.83B from state grants and contracts, and $359M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.6M
2019 Salaries
5.23%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Associates Colleges paid a median of $16.6M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($37.1M) and a 5.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.67% growth from 2017 and a 2.39% growth from 2016.

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Instructional Salaries

$7.79B
Instructional Salaries
108,551
Number of Employees

In 2019, Associates Colleges paid a total of $7.79B to 108,551 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
44986 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47330 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Instructor with 44,986 employees; No academic rank with 25,593 employees; and No academic rank with 15,600 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Associates Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 47,330 employees; Management with 33,301 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28,076 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Associates Colleges was Female Instructor with 24,308 employees, Male Instructor with 20,678 employees, and Female No academic rank with 14,260 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Associates Colleges.

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