River Parishes Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,335

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,263

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,342

43.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

18.3%

53 Graduates

About

River Parishes Community College is a higher education institution located in Ascension Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at River Parishes Community College were .

In 2017, 334 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at River Parishes Community College. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (231 degrees), 2.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,079 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $-4,079 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,263.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College is $-4,079 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,263

2017 Value

6.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 River Parishes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,263. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of River Parishes Community College grew by 6.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,073

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at River Parishes Community College was of $9,073 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. 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

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at River Parishes Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.39% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

15.7%

2016 Default Rate

418

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at River Parishes Community College was 15.7%, which represents 418 out of the 2654 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

River Parishes Community College has a total enrollment of 2,342 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,023 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,319. This means that 43.7% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 0.854% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at River Parishes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (31.5%), followed by White Female (29.3%) and Black or African American Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,342 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,023 and the part-time enrollment is 1,319. This means that 43.7% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

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 River Parishes Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), River Parishes Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,326

  2. Black or African American

    623

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    100

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College is 56.6% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 0.854% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.299% 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, 200 students (8.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 42 more women than men received degrees from River Parishes Community College. The majority of degree recipients at River Parishes Community College are white (231 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at River Parishes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (153 degrees), and Precision Production (4 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 River Parishes Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,108,300 people), Registered nurses (1,415,926 people), Accountants & auditors (1,129,091 people), Other managers (727,631 people), and Financial managers (441,660 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (153 degrees), Precision Production (4 degrees), Health (28 degrees), and Business (12 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 River Parishes Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (153 degrees), Precision Production (4 degrees), Health (28 degrees), and Business (12 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 River Parishes Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,297,876 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,790,315 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (617,636 people), Banking & related activities (518,101 people), and Computer Systems Design (492,370 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (153 degrees), Precision Production (4 degrees), Health (28 degrees), and Business (12 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 River Parishes 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 River Parishes Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 146

  2. 188

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College, which is 0.777 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (188).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.41 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to women at River Parishes Community College in General Studies, which is 4.5 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from River Parishes 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 18% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at River Parishes Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (42.9% 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

    231 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at River Parishes Community College is white (231 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

0.599% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    116 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    115 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at River Parishes Community College is white male (116 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (115 degrees).

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Operations

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $358k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, River Parishes Community College had a total salary expenditure of $10.2M. River Parishes Community College employs 19 Instructors, 11 Assistant professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at River Parishes Community College are Female Instructors (13), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 23 employees, Management, with 12 employees, and Public service with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$358k

2017 Endowment

9.85%

growth from 2016

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at about $358k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of River Parishes Community College grew 9.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.3M 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $605k - Federal

  2. $121k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, River Parishes Community College received $605k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $121k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.69M

2017 Salaries

6.87%

growth from 2016

In 2017, River Parishes Community College paid a median of $4.69M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($10.2M) and a 6.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.37% decline from 2015 and a 4.63% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.9M

Instructional Salaries

42

Number of Employees

In 2017, River Parishes Community College paid a total of $1.9M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Instructor with 19 employees; Assistant professor with 11 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 23 employees; Management with 12 employees; and Public service with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College was Female Instructor with 13 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

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

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