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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,780 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
N/A Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
20.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
103 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Taft College is $1,134, which is $2,088 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $6,780, which is 597% of the cost for in-state students, and is $156 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,374.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 0% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Taft College has a total enrollment of 6,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Taft College is 1,211 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,814. This means that 20.1% of students enrolled at Taft College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Taft College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.3% White, 5.66% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 2.06% Asian, 0.98% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.45% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Taft College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (6.84%), followed by White Female (4.33%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 165 more women than men graduated from Taft College. The majority of students graduating from Taft College are Hispanic or Latino. These 233 graduates mean that there were 1.27 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 183 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Taft College is Humanistic Studies with 67 graduates, followed by General Health Services with 42 graduates and Criminal Justice - Police Science with 34 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Taft College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Human Sciences, with 45 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 59 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 32 graduates.


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Taft College has an endowment valued at nearly $714,423, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $91,123 (12.8%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Taft College had a total expenditure of $52.6M. Of that $52.6M, they spent $17.8M on salaries and $6.94M on benefits.

Taft College employs 26 Professors, 14 Associate professors, and 2 No academic ranks. Most academics at Taft College are Female Professors (14), Male Professors (12), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Taft College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.



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