Mineral Area College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,300

7.84% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,411

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

21.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,700

63.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33.1%

253 Graduates

About

Mineral Area College is a higher education institution located in St. Francois County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mineral Area College were .

In 2017, 810 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mineral Area College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (737 degrees), 32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mineral Area College is $3,300, which is $-4,114 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mineral Area College is $3,300, which is $-4,114 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,411.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mineral Area College was $3,300. The cost of tuition at Mineral Area College is $-4,114 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,411

2017 Value

3.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mineral Area College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,411. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mineral Area College grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,808

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mineral Area College was of $6,808 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.83% 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

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

16%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Mineral Area College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.75% with respect to 2016, when 57% 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.

21.8%

2016 Default Rate

125

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mineral Area College was 21.8%, which represents 125 out of the 573 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

Mineral Area College has a total enrollment of 3,700 students. The full-time enrollment at Mineral Area College is 2,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,367. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Mineral Area College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mineral Area College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.1% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 1.78% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.676% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.514% Asian, and 0.027% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mineral Area College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.7%), followed by White Male (41.8%) and Black or African American Male (1.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mineral Area College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,700 students. The full-time enrollment at Mineral Area College is 2,333 and the part-time enrollment is 1,367. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Mineral Area 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 Mineral Area College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Mineral Area College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,372

  2. Black or African American

    76

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    66

The enrolled student population at Mineral Area College is 91.1% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 1.78% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.676% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.514% Asian, and 0.027% 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, 69 students (1.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 166 more women than men received degrees from Mineral Area College. The majority of degree recipients at Mineral Area College are white (737 degrees awarded). There were 32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (23 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mineral Area College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), and Protective Services (59 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 Mineral Area College are Police officers (120,762 people), Other managers (96,977 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (94,321 people), Construction managers (42,454 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), and Construction (8 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 Mineral Area College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), and Construction (8 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 Mineral Area College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (299,395 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,628 people), Construction (121,080 people), Computer Systems Design (75,018 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (64,056 people).

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (59 degrees), Engineering Technologies (35 degrees), and Construction (8 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 Mineral Area 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 Mineral Area College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 322

  2. 488

In 2017, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Mineral Area College, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Mineral Area College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.603 times less than the 252 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 252 degrees were awarded to women at Mineral Area College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.66 times more than the 152 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Mineral Area College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (36.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mineral Area College is Female and White (36.1% 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, 4.35% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    737 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mineral Area College is white (737 degrees awarded). There were 32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (23 degrees).

2.84% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    452 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    285 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mineral Area College is white female (452 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (285 degrees).

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Operations

Mineral Area College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.17M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $115k (2.77%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Mineral Area College had a total salary expenditure of $30.8M. Mineral Area College employs 28 Instructors, 16 Professors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mineral Area College are Female Instructors (15), Male Instructors(13), and Female Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mineral Area College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.17M

2017 Endowment

0.631%

growth from 2016

Mineral Area College has an endowment valued at about $4.17M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mineral Area College grew 0.631% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $508k higher 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. $2.17M - Federal

  2. $929k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mineral Area College received $2.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $929k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M

2017 Salaries

0.366%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Mineral Area College paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($30.8M) and a 0.366% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.11% decline from 2015 and a 1.42% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.43M

Instructional Salaries

64

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mineral Area College paid a total of $3.43M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

28 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mineral Area College were Instructor with 28 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mineral Area College were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mineral Area College was Female Instructor with 15 employees, Male Instructor with 13 employees, and Female Professor with 10 employees.

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

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