Central Alabama Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750
1.63% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,664
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,777
28.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
21.6%
71 Graduates

About

Central Alabama Community College is a higher education institution located in Tallapoosa County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Central Alabama Community College were General Studies (124 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (60 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (18 degrees).

In 2022, 560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Alabama Community College. 51.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (443 degrees), 5.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Alabama Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Central Alabama Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,664.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Central Alabama Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Central Alabama Community College was $3,750. The cost of tuition at Central Alabama Community College is $−4,362 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,664
2022 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Central Alabama Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,664. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Central Alabama Community College grew by 13.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,238
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Alabama Community College was of $10,238 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Central Alabama Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 22.1% with respect to 2021, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.3%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Central Alabama Community College was 4.3%, which represents 13 out of the 302 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Central Alabama Community College had a total enrollment of 1,777 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Central Alabama Community College is 514 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,263. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Central Alabama Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Alabama Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 19% Black or African American, 4.22% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% Asian, 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Alabama Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Alabama Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,777 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Alabama Community College is 514 and the part-time enrollment is 1,263. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Central Alabama Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 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 Central Alabama Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Central Alabama Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,268 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    338 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    75 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Central Alabama Community College is 71.4% White, 19% Black or African American, 4.22% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% Asian, 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 9 students (0.506%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 14 more women than men received degrees from Central Alabama Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Alabama Community College is white (443 degrees awarded). There were 5.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Central Alabama Community College is General Studies (124 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (60 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Alabama Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Alabama Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (102,076 people), Other managers (87,251 people), Software developers (53,045 people), Physicians (37,546 people), and Registered nurses (35,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Alabama Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Central Alabama Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Central Alabama Community College are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Central Alabama Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (209,780 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (112,706 people), Computer Systems Design (90,043 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (80,362 people), and Construction (60,285 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Alabama Community College are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Alabama Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Central Alabama Community College was General Studies with 124 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

273
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
287
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Central Alabama Community College, which is 0.951 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Central Alabama Community College in General Studies, which is 0.489 times less than the 139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Central Alabama Community College in General Studies, which is 2.04 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Central Alabama Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Central Alabama Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    443 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Alabama Community College is white (443 degrees awarded). There were 5.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (87 degrees).

0.536% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    240 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    203 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central Alabama Community College is white male (240 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (203 degrees).

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Operations

Central Alabama Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $145k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 7.21k (4.98%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Central Alabama Community College had a total salary expenditure of 20M. Central Alabama Community College employs 44 No academic ranks. Most academics at Central Alabama Community College are Female No academic rank (23), and Male No academic rank (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Alabama Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

Endowment

$145k
2022 Endowment
1.36%
decline from 2021

Central Alabama Community College has an endowment valued at about $145k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Alabama Community College declined 1.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.07M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.33M
2022 Salaries
7.38%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Central Alabama Community College paid a median of $8.33M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($20M) and a 7.38% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.88M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2022, Central Alabama Community College paid a total of $2.88M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Alabama Community College was No academic rank with 44 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Alabama Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees, Management with 20 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Alabama Community College was Female No academic rank with 23 employees, and Male No academic rank with 21 employees.

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