Ridge Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,888

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,761

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

387

76.7% Full-Time

About

Ridge Technical College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ridge Technical College were .

In 2017, 249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ridge Technical College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (118 degrees), 1.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridge Technical College is $3,888, which is $-7,849 less than the national average for ($11,738).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridge Technical College is $3,888, which is $-7,849 less than the national average for ($11,738).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,761.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ridge Technical College was $3,888. The cost of tuition at Ridge Technical College is $-7,849 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,738).

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Average Net Price

$17,761

2017 Value

21.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ridge Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,761. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ridge Technical College grew by 21.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,500

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ridge Technical College was of $9,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 5.56% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Ridge Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 36.1% with respect to 2016, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Ridge Technical College has a total enrollment of 387 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridge Technical College is 297 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Ridge Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ridge Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.5% White, 38% Hispanic or Latino, 19.9% Black or African American, 2.58% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ridge Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.5%) and White Female (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ridge Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 387 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridge Technical College is 297 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Ridge Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 74.1% at similar .

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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 Ridge Technical College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), Ridge Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    153

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    147

  3. Black or African American

    77

The enrolled student population at Ridge Technical College is 39.5% White, 38% Hispanic or Latino, 19.9% Black or African American, 2.58% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 41.5% White, 26.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 19.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 43 more women than men received degrees from Ridge Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Ridge Technical College are white (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ridge Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Transportation (14 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (54 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 Ridge Technical College are Police officers (116,248 people), Other managers (57,287 people), Construction managers (35,270 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (32,765 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (30,256 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Transportation (14 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (54 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 Ridge Technical College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Medical & health services managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Transportation (14 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (54 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 Ridge Technical College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (282,457 people), Construction (92,239 people), Elementary & secondary schools (65,647 people), Restaurants & Food Services (36,968 people), and National security & international affairs (36,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridge Technical College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Transportation (14 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (54 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (29 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 Ridge Technical College.

Most Common

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 103

  2. 146

In 2017, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Ridge Technical College, which is 0.705 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Ridge Technical College in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting, which is 6.25 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Ridge Technical College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 4.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Ridge Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

N/A

Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ridge Technical College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all , 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    118 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ridge Technical College is white (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (71 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

    65 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ridge Technical College is white female (65 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53 degrees).

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Operations

Ridge Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 0.0457% average return ($6.76k on $14.8M) across all .

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Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Ridge Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ridge Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ridge Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.15M

2017 Salaries

0.0955%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Ridge Technical College paid a median of $3.15M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0.0955% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.01% decline from 2015 and a 6.57% decline from 2014.

The median for similar is 574k (13.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A

Instructional Salaries

0

Number of Employees

In N/A, Ridge Technical College paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $296k (51.6%) for similar Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting).

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

N/A Employees

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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