Pearl River Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,250

14% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,933

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,829

69.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29.5%

251 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 984 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pearl River Community College. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (696 degrees), 2.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pearl River Community College is $3,250, which is $-4,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pearl River Community College is $3,250, which is $-4,164 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,933.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,250

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pearl River Community College was $3,250. The cost of tuition at Pearl River Community College is $-4,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,933

2017 Value

304%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pearl River Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,933. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pearl River Community College grew by 304%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,405

Room and Board

$1,690

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pearl River Community College was of $5,405 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,690. The cost of room and board increased by 36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 182% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Pearl River Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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.

17.7%

2016 Default Rate

112

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pearl River Community College was 17.7%, which represents 112 out of the 632 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

Pearl River Community College has a total enrollment of 4,829 students. The full-time enrollment at Pearl River Community College is 3,365 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Pearl River Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pearl River Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.9% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 1.95% Hispanic or Latino, 0.663% Asian, 0.497% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Pearl River Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pearl River Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,829 students. The full-time enrollment at Pearl River Community College is 3,365 and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Pearl River Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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

  1. White

    3,281

  2. Black or African American

    1,258

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94

The enrolled student population at Pearl River Community College is 67.9% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 1.95% Hispanic or Latino, 0.663% Asian, 0.497% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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, 135 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 94 more women than men received degrees from Pearl River Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Pearl River Community College are white (696 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pearl River Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (109 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), and Precision Production (52 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 Pearl River Community College are Registered nurses (1,300,086 people), Medical & health services managers (137,608 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (130,662 people), Pharmacists (129,591 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (109 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Transportation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (372 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 Pearl River Community College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (109 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Transportation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (372 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 Pearl River Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,433,734 people), Elementary & secondary schools (319,661 people), Outpatient care centers (199,631 people), Offices of physicians (191,230 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (163,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Pearl River Community College are Engineering Technologies (109 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Transportation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (372 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 Pearl River 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 Pearl River Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 445

  2. 539

In 2017, 445 degrees were awarded to men at Pearl River Community College, which is 0.826 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (539).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Pearl River Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.699 times less than the 219 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 219 degrees were awarded to women at Pearl River Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.43 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Pearl River Community College 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 37% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pearl River Community College is Male and Asian (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, 1.99% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    696 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    244 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pearl River Community College is white (696 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

0.407% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    373 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    323 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    136 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pearl River Community College is white female (373 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (323 degrees).

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Operations

Pearl River Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.67k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $101k (1.31k%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Pearl River Community College had a total salary expenditure of $57.3M. Pearl River Community College employs 190 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pearl River Community College are Female No academic ranks (127), Male No academic ranks(63), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pearl River Community College are: Service, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.67k

2017 Endowment

0.498%

growth from 2016

Pearl River Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.67k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pearl River Community College grew 0.498% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.65M 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.78M - Federal

  2. $6.95M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pearl River Community College received $1.78M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.95M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.7M

2017 Salaries

0.524%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Pearl River Community College paid a median of $18.7M in salaries, which represents 32.6% of their overall expenditure ($57.3M) and a 0.524% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.49% decline from 2015 and a 0.709% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.75M

Instructional Salaries

190

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pearl River Community College paid a total of $8.75M to 190 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

190 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

61 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pearl River Community College were No academic rank with 190 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pearl River Community College were Service with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 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 Pearl River Community College was Female No academic rank with 127 employees, Male No academic rank with 63 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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