Cascadia College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,468

2.21% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,657

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.44%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,425

50.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.6%

79 Graduates

About

Cascadia College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cascadia College were Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 567 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cascadia College. 48.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (305 degrees), 5.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $3,468, which is $-3,946 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $3,468, which is $-3,946 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,657.

In 2017, 13% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,468

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cascadia College was $3,468. The cost of tuition at Cascadia College is $-3,946 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,657

2017 Value

6.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cascadia College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,657. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cascadia College grew by 6.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cascadia College was of $10,140 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 5.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 19.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

13%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

13% of undergraduate students at Cascadia College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 13% 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.

6.44%

2016 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cascadia College was 6.44%, which represents 13 out of the 202 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

Cascadia College has a total enrollment of 3,425 students. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,721 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,704. This means that 50.2% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% White, 10.1% Asian, 9.9% Two or More Races, 9.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Black or African American, 0.467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cascadia College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25%), followed by White Female (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cascadia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,425 students. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,721 and the part-time enrollment is 1,704. This means that 50.2% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 Cascadia College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Cascadia College 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

    1,696

  2. Asian

    347

  3. Two or More Races

    339

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College is 49.5% White, 10.1% Asian, 9.9% Two or More Races, 9.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Black or African American, 0.467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.409% 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 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, 330 students (9.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 17 fewer women than men received degrees from Cascadia College. The majority of degree recipients at Cascadia College are white (305 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cascadia College is Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cascadia College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (13 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 Cascadia College are Accountants & auditors (1,107,112 people), Other managers (747,750 people), Software developers (536,152 people), Financial managers (437,704 people), and Chief executives & legislators (351,217 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Business (96 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 Cascadia College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Business (96 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 Cascadia College are Computer Systems Design (903,809 people), Elementary & secondary schools (627,830 people), Banking & related activities (554,584 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,781 people), and Insurance carriers (429,781 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Business (96 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 Cascadia College.

Most Common

  1. 12 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cascadia College was Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research with 12 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 292

  2. 275

In 2017, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.773 times less than the 198 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 198 degrees were awarded to women at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.29 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cascadia College is Male and Black or African American (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, 7.59% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    305 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cascadia College is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 5.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

9.35% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    162 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    143 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cascadia College is white male (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (143 degrees).

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Operations

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at nearly $781k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $78.4k (10%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Cascadia College had a total salary expenditure of $32.3M. Cascadia College employs 48 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cascadia College are Female No academic ranks (27), Male No academic ranks(21), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College are: Management, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$781k

2017 Endowment

4.38%

growth from 2016

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at about $781k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cascadia College grew 4.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.88M 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 Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $38.1k - Federal

  2. $672k - State

  3. $3.11M - Local

As of 2017, Cascadia College received $38.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $672k from state grants and contracts, and $3.11M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.3M

2017 Salaries

6.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Cascadia College paid a median of $12.3M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($32.3M) and a 6.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.23% growth from 2015 and a 5.89% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.94M

Instructional Salaries

48

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cascadia College paid a total of $2.94M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% 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

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

48 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cascadia College were No academic rank with 48 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College were Management with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 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 Cascadia College was Female No academic rank with 27 employees, Male No academic rank with 21 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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