Housatonic Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,816

2.58% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,686

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,138

33.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

12.5%

65 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 620 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Housatonic Community College. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (241 degrees), 1.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Housatonic Community College is $3,816, which is $-3,598 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Housatonic Community College is $3,816, which is $-3,598 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,686.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,816

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Housatonic Community College was $3,816. The cost of tuition at Housatonic Community College is $-3,598 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,686

2017 Value

7.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Housatonic Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,686. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Housatonic Community College grew by 7.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,600

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Housatonic Community College was of $9,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. 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

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

4%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Housatonic Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.

13.9%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Housatonic Community College was 13.9%, which represents 30 out of the 216 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

Housatonic Community College has a total enrollment of 5,138 students. The full-time enrollment at Housatonic Community College is 1,729 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,409. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Housatonic Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Housatonic Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.3% Black or African American, 28.7% White, 2.92% Asian, 1.71% Two or More Races, 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Housatonic Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (20.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (17%) and White Male (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Housatonic Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,138 students. The full-time enrollment at Housatonic Community College is 1,729 and the part-time enrollment is 3,409. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Housatonic Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Housatonic Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Housatonic 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

    1,714

  2. Black or African American

    1,610

  3. White

    1,477

The enrolled student population at Housatonic Community College is 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.3% Black or African American, 28.7% White, 2.92% Asian, 1.71% Two or More Races, 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% 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, 71 students (1.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 158 more women than men received degrees from Housatonic Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Housatonic Community College are white (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Housatonic Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (199 degrees), and Protective Services (44 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 Housatonic Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,164,225 people), Accountants & auditors (1,137,895 people), Other managers (750,778 people), Financial managers (449,578 people), and Education administrators (362,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Precision Production (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (199 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), Education (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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 Housatonic Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Precision Production (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (199 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), Education (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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 Housatonic Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,303,281 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (618,114 people), Banking & related activities (538,092 people), Computer Systems Design (502,941 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (492,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Housatonic Community College are Precision Production (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (199 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), Education (64 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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 Housatonic Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Housatonic Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 231

  2. 389

In 2017, 231 degrees were awarded to men at Housatonic Community College, which is 0.594 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Housatonic Community College in General Studies, which is 0.393 times less than the 117 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Housatonic Community College in General Studies, which is 2.54 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% of students graduating from Housatonic Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (30.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Housatonic Community College is Female and Asian (30.8% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    241 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    188 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Housatonic Community College is white (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (188 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    142 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Housatonic Community College is white female (142 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (112 degrees).

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Operations

Housatonic Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $598k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $98.4k (16.5%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Housatonic Community College had a total salary expenditure of $50.1M. Housatonic Community College employs 31 Professors, 17 Associate professors, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Housatonic Community College are Female Professors (20), Male Professors(11), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Housatonic Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$598k

2017 Endowment

0.109%

growth from 2016

Housatonic Community College has an endowment valued at about $598k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Housatonic Community College grew 0.109% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.06M 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. $880k - Federal

  2. $1.36M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Housatonic Community College received $880k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.36M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21M

2017 Salaries

2.3%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Housatonic Community College paid a median of $21M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($50.1M) and a 2.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% growth from 2015 and a 4.51% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.67M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2017, Housatonic Community College paid a total of $5.67M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% 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

31 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 Housatonic Community College were Professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Housatonic Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Housatonic Community College was Female Professor with 20 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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