El Paso Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,256
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$4,553
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
13.5%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
28,750
30.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
18.8%
528 Graduates

About

El Paso Community College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at El Paso Community College were .

In 2017, 4,509 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at El Paso Community College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,826 degrees), 11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (347 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at El Paso Community College is $2,256, which is $-5,158 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at El Paso Community College is $2,256, which is $-5,158 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,553.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,256
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at El Paso Community College was $2,256. The cost of tuition at El Paso Community College is $-5,158 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,553
2017 Value
16.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 El Paso Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,553. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of El Paso Community College grew by 16.4%.

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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

$8,260
Room and Board
$1,049
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at El Paso Community College was of $8,260 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,049. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.191% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at El Paso Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.
13.5%
2016 Default Rate
161
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at El Paso Community College was 13.5%, which represents 161 out of the 1191 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

El Paso Community College has a total enrollment of 28,750 students. The full-time enrollment at El Paso Community College is 8,710 students and the part-time enrollment is 20,040. This means that 30.3% of students enrolled at El Paso Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at El Paso Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.41% White, 2.07% Black or African American, 0.657% Asian, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.198% Two or More Races, and 0.129% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at El Paso Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (46.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36.9%) and White Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at El Paso Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,750 students. The full-time enrollment at El Paso Community College is 8,710 and the part-time enrollment is 20,040. This means that 30.3% of students enrolled at El Paso Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 El Paso Community College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), El Paso Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    24,537
  2. White
    2,129
  3. Black or African American
    594

The enrolled student population at El Paso Community College is 85.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.41% White, 2.07% Black or African American, 0.657% Asian, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.198% Two or More Races, and 0.129% 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, 647 students (2.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 713 more women than men received degrees from El Paso Community College. The majority of degree recipients at El Paso Community College are hispanic or latino (3,826 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (347 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at El Paso Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,523 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (36 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 El Paso Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (126,193 people), Police officers (121,829 people), Other managers (94,903 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (86,921 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (56,075 people).

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,523 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (140 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 El Paso Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,523 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (140 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 El Paso Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (300,766 people), Elementary & secondary schools (233,312 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (143,895 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (104,282 people), and Construction (75,335 people).

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,523 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (140 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 El Paso Community College.
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 El Paso Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,898
  2. 2,611

In 2017, 1,898 degrees were awarded to men at El Paso Community College, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,611).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 524 degrees were awarded to men at El Paso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.563 times less than the 931 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 931 degrees were awarded to women at El Paso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.78 times more than the 524 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from El Paso Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at El Paso Community College is Male and Two or More Races (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, 0.758% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,826 degrees awarded
  2. White
    347 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at El Paso Community College is hispanic or latino (3,826 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (347 degrees).

0.931% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,258 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,568 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    182 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at El Paso Community College is hispanic or latino female (2,258 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,568 degrees).

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Operations

El Paso Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $743k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.72M (231%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, El Paso Community College had a total salary expenditure of $174M. El Paso Community College employs 197 Professors, 103 Assistant professors, and 82 Lecturers. Most academics at El Paso Community College are Female Professors (101), Male Professors(96), and Female Assistant professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Paso Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 334 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 119 employees, and Management with 112 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$743k
2017 Endowment
0.689%
growth from 2016

El Paso Community College has an endowment valued at about $743k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of El Paso Community College grew 0.689% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.92M 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-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.28M - Federal
  2. $3.78M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, El Paso Community College received $5.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.78M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$87.7M
2017 Salaries
2.19%
growth from 2016

In 2017, El Paso Community College paid a median of $87.7M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.27% growth from 2015 and a 0.77% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$23.9M
Instructional Salaries
436
Number of Employees

In 2017, El Paso Community College paid a total of $23.9M to 436 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
197 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
334 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at El Paso Community College were Professor with 197 employees; Assistant professor with 103 employees; and Assistant professor with 82 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Paso Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 334 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 119 employees; and Management with 112 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at El Paso Community College was Female Professor with 101 employees, Male Professor with 96 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 58 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at El Paso Community College.

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