Catawba Valley Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,128
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,777
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
14.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,328
30.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.3%
178 Graduates

About

Catawba Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Catawba Valley Community College were .

In 2020, 1,527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba Valley Community College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,034 degrees), 6.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $−5,852 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $−5,852 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,777.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students attending Catawba Valley Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, null% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,128
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College was $2,128. The cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $−5,852 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,777
2020 Value
15.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Catawba Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,777. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Catawba Valley Community College grew by 15.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,450
Room and Board
$1,850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba Valley Community College was of $9,450 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,850. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
null%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Catawba Valley Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 39.8% with respect to 2019, when 83% 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.
14.4%
2018 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba Valley Community College was 14.4%, which represents 38 out of the 263 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

Catawba Valley Community College has a total enrollment of 4,328 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,318 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,010. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.97% Asian, 5.94% Black or African American, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0462% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,328 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,318 and the part-time enrollment is 3,010. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 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 Catawba Valley Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Catawba Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,883
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    612
  3. Asian
    345

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College is 66.6% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.97% Asian, 5.94% Black or African American, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0462% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 76 students (1.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 163 more women than men received degrees from Catawba Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Catawba Valley Community College is white (1,034 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Catawba Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), and Precision Production (59 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Police officers (128,094 people), Other managers (110,402 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (96,274 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (41,530 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (40,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Precision Production (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Precision Production (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (311,232 people), Elementary & secondary schools (189,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (92,640 people), Computer Systems Design (75,940 people), and Construction (74,708 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Precision Production (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 degrees), and Agriculture (19 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 Catawba Valley Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catawba Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

682
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
845
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 682 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College, which is 0.807 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (845).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.566 times less than the 256 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 256 degrees were awarded to women at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 145 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from Catawba Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catawba Valley Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.25% 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
    1,034 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    172 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba Valley Community College is white (1,034 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    545 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    489 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Catawba Valley Community College is white female (545 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (489 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $73.1k (1.76%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Catawba Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of $49.4M. Catawba Valley Community College employs 143 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Catawba Valley Community College are Female No academic ranks (76), Male No academic ranks(67), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College are: Management, with 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.16M
2020 Endowment
3.52%
growth from 2019

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba Valley Community College grew 3.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $267k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Catawba Valley Community 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

$23.4M
2020 Salaries
3.69%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Catawba Valley Community College paid a median of $23.4M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($49.4M) and a 3.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.01% growth from 2018 and a 7.88% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.68M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2020, Catawba Valley Community College paid a total of $7.68M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College were No academic rank with 143 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College were Management with 56 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College was Female No academic rank with 76 employees, and Male No academic rank with 67 employees.

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