Community College of Aurora

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,264
0.67% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$7,404
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
8,026
20.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
28.5%
81 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 909 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Community College of Aurora. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (444 degrees), 2.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,264, which is $-4,150 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Community College of Aurora is $3,264, which is $-4,150 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,404.

In 2017, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,264
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora was $3,264. The cost of tuition at Community College of Aurora is $-4,150 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,404
2017 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Community College of Aurora had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,404. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Community College of Aurora grew by 16.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,694
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Community College of Aurora was of $9,694 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.948% 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

32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

32% of undergraduate students at Community College of Aurora received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.57% with respect to 2016, when 35% 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.
12.6%
2016 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Community College of Aurora was 12.6%, which represents 174 out of the 1377 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

Community College of Aurora has a total enrollment of 8,026 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,623 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,403. This means that 20.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.8% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 18.3% Black or African American, 5.89% Asian, 5.73% Two or More Races, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.399% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Community College of Aurora in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.5%) and White Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Community College of Aurora, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,026 students. The full-time enrollment at Community College of Aurora is 1,623 and the part-time enrollment is 6,403. This means that 20.2% of students enrolled at Community College of Aurora are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Community College of Aurora was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Community College of Aurora had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,470
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,308
  3. Black or African American
    1,471

The enrolled student population at Community College of Aurora is 30.8% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 18.3% Black or African American, 5.89% Asian, 5.73% Two or More Races, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.399% 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, 419 students (5.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 105 more women than men received degrees from Community College of Aurora. The majority of degree recipients at Community College of Aurora are white (444 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Community College of Aurora, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (397 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), and Legal (29 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Elementary & middle school teachers (185,584 people), Other managers (128,334 people), Police officers (124,355 people), Graphic designers (93,499 people), and Postsecondary teachers (70,603 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (397 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Community College of Aurora are Surgeons, Physicians, Information security analysts, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (397 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Community College of Aurora are Elementary & secondary schools (322,451 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (312,842 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (164,423 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (97,847 people), and Computer Systems Design (91,593 people).

The most specialized majors at Community College of Aurora are Liberal Arts & Humanities (397 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (5 degrees), Legal (29 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Community College of Aurora.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Community College of Aurora was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 402
  2. 507

In 2017, 402 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (507).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.6 times less than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 115 degrees were awarded to women at Community College of Aurora in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.67 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Community College of Aurora completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Community College of Aurora is Male and Two or More Races (57.1% 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, 3.7% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    444 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    188 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Community College of Aurora is white (444 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

3.96% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    239 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    205 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Community College of Aurora is white male (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (205 degrees).

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Operations

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at nearly $729k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $145k (19.8%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Community College of Aurora had a total salary expenditure of $40.8M. Community College of Aurora employs 58 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Community College of Aurora are Female No academic ranks (30), Male No academic ranks(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$729k
2017 Endowment
78.2%
growth from 2016

Community College of Aurora has an endowment valued at about $729k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Community College of Aurora grew 78.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.93M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.46M - Federal
  2. $7.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Community College of Aurora received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.2M
2017 Salaries
1.7%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Community College of Aurora paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($40.8M) and a 1.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.72% decline from 2015 and a 2.09% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.83M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2017, Community College of Aurora paid a total of $3.83M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Community College of Aurora were No academic rank with 58 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Community College of Aurora were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; and Management with 36 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 Community College of Aurora was Female No academic rank with 30 employees, Male No academic rank with 28 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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