Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,865
2017 Average Net Price
$14,113
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
32.6%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
87
98.9% Full-Time

About

Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2017, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs were Dental Assisting (24 degrees awarded), Medical Assistant (22 degrees), and Massage Therapy (15 degrees).

In 2017, 83 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs. 80.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (35 degrees), 2.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is $11,865, which is $3,753 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is $11,865

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,113.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students attending Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,865
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was $11,865.

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Average Net Price

$14,113
2017 Value
22.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,113. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs grew by 22.4%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.86% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.
32.6%
2015 Default Rate
352
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was 32.6%, which represents 352 out of the 1080 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

Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs had a total enrollment of 87 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is 86 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.8% White, 26.4% Black or African American, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.2% Two or More Races, 5.75% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 2.3% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87 students. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is 86 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    32 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    23 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is 36.8% White, 26.4% Black or African American, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.2% Two or More Races, 5.75% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 2.3% 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 Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 51 more women than men received degrees from Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is Dental Assisting (24 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Assistant (22 degrees) and Massage Therapy (15 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (69 degrees awarded), Protective Services (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs in 2017 are Health (69 degrees awarded), Protective Services (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 degrees), and Business (4 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Health (69 degrees awarded), Protective Services (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 degrees), and Business (4 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Health (69 degrees awarded), Protective Services (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (4 degrees), and Business (4 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was Dental Assisting with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

16
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
67
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs, which is 0.239 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (67).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs in Securities Services Management, which is 5 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs in Dental Assisting, which is 11 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs is white female (29 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (14 degrees).

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Operations

Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs employs 1 No academic ranks. Most academics at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are Female No academic rank (1), and Male No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5 employees, Management, with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$951k
2017 Salaries
18.6%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs paid a median of $951k in salaries, a 18.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.6k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2017, Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs paid a total of $41.6k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was No academic rank with 1 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs were Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees, Management with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs was Female No academic rank with 1 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Altierus Career College-Colorado Springs.

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