Atlanta Metropolitan State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,366

1.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$3,938

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,501

43.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

9.02%

33 Graduates

About

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Atlanta Metropolitan State College were General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (10 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (10 degrees).

In 2017, 364 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. 69% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (337 degrees), 48.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is $2,366, which is $-10,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is $2,366, which is $-10,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,938.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,366

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Atlanta Metropolitan State College was $2,366. The cost of tuition at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is $-10,524 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$3,938

2017 Value

21.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Atlanta Metropolitan State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,938. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Atlanta Metropolitan State College grew by 21.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,300

Room and Board

$1,980

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Atlanta Metropolitan State College was of $6,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,980. 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Atlanta Metropolitan State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 11.8% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

18.7%

2016 Default Rate

187

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Atlanta Metropolitan State College was 18.7%, which represents 187 out of the 998 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

Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a total enrollment of 2,501 students. The full-time enrollment at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is 1,081 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,420. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.9% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.68% Asian, 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.08% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (57.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,501 students. The full-time enrollment at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is 1,081 and the part-time enrollment is 1,420. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Atlanta Metropolitan State College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,223

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    127

  3. White

    40

The enrolled student population at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is 88.9% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.68% Asian, 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.08% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 24 students (0.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 138 more women than men received degrees from Atlanta Metropolitan State College. The majority of degree recipients at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are black or african american (337 degrees awarded). There were 48.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (10 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (317 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Biology (10 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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Physicians (456,215 people), Postsecondary teachers (232,110 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (230,241 people), Other managers (223,862 people), and Other Physical Scientists (136,785 people).

The most specialized majors at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (317 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (2 degrees), and Physical Sciences (2 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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (317 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (2 degrees), and Physical Sciences (2 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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (544,448 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (478,471 people), Elementary & secondary schools (425,171 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (337,147 people), and Offices of physicians (214,841 people).

The most specialized majors at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (317 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (2 degrees), and Physical Sciences (2 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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Atlanta Metropolitan State College was General Business Administration & Management with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 113

  2. 251

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, which is 0.45 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (251).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.434 times less than the 221 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded to women at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.3 times more than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 9.09% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    337 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is black or african american (337 degrees awarded). There were 48.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

1.1% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    229 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    108 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is black or african american female (229 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (108 degrees).

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Operations

Atlanta Metropolitan State College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Atlanta Metropolitan State College had a total salary expenditure of $29M. Atlanta Metropolitan State College employs 27 Assistant professors, 17 Lecturers, and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are Male Assistant professors (14), Female Assistant professors(13), and Female Lecturers (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Atlanta Metropolitan State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Atlanta Metropolitan State College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Atlanta Metropolitan State College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.55M - Federal

  2. $5.82k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Atlanta Metropolitan State College received $2.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.82k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.6M

2017 Salaries

15.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Atlanta Metropolitan State College paid a median of $13.6M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($29M) and a 15.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.3% decline from 2015 and a 3.67% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.98M

Instructional Salaries

82

Number of Employees

In 2017, Atlanta Metropolitan State College paid a total of $3.98M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Atlanta Metropolitan State College were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Lecturer with 17 employees; and Lecturer with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Atlanta Metropolitan State College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Atlanta Metropolitan State College was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Lecturer with 10 employees.

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

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