Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,268

2.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,349

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

869

77.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.2%

43 Graduates

About

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Computer Graphics (44 degrees awarded), Illustration (35 degrees), and Interior Design (17 degrees).

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (93 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $16,268, which is $2,268 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $16,268, which is $2,268 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,349.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,268

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was $16,268. The cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is $2,268 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$22,349

2017 Value

5.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,349. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design grew by 5.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,462

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was of $6,462 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 22.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 53.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 12.6% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

15.9%

2016 Default Rate

75

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was 15.9%, which represents 75 out of the 471 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

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 869 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 676 students and the part-time enrollment is 193. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.75% Black or African American, 2.88% Asian, 2.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.07% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (100%), followed by Two or More Races Male (0%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 869 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 676 and the part-time enrollment is 193. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    527

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    92

  3. Black or African American

    50

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is 60.6% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.75% Black or African American, 2.88% Asian, 2.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.07% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 129 students (14.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 41 more women than men received degrees from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. The majority of degree recipients at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are white (93 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is Computer Graphics (44 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (35 degrees) and Interior Design (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support 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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,904,472 people), Software developers (441,930 people), Secondary school teachers (318,368 people), Education administrators (259,932 people), and Other managers (220,453 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Education (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Education (11 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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (2,794,464 people), Computer Systems Design (548,584 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (357,235 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (180,663 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (124,721 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Communication Technologies (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Education (11 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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was Computer Graphics with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 56

  2. 97

In 2017, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (97).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Illustration, which is 0.667 times less than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Computer Graphics, which is 2.14 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is Male and White (75% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 9.3% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    93 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is white (93 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

12.4% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    62 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    31 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is white female (62 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (31 degrees).

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Operations

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 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 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $18.1M. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design employs 22 Assistant professors, 11 Professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are Male Assistant professors (14), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools 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, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 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

$9.55M

2017 Salaries

2.83%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design paid a median of $9.55M in salaries, which represents 52.9% of their overall expenditure ($18.1M) and a 2.83% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.5% growth from 2015 and a 3.51% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.11M

Instructional Salaries

41

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design paid a total of $2.11M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

22 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Assistant professor with 22 employees; Professor with 11 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; Management with 13 employees; and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

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