Gaston College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,942
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
5,345
23% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
33%
99 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 1,439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gaston College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (969 degrees), 6.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $−5,548 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gaston College is $2,432, which is $−5,548 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,942.

In 2020, 38% of undergraduate students attending Gaston College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gaston College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Gaston College is $−5,548 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$12,942
2020 Value
54.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gaston College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,942. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gaston College grew by 54.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,126
Room and Board
$1,989
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gaston College was of $9,126 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,989. The cost of room and board increased by 74.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Gaston College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2019, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Gaston College has a total enrollment of 5,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,115. This means that 23% of students enrolled at Gaston College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.2% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Gaston College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Black or African American Female (7.64%). 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

23%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gaston College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Gaston College is 1,230 and the part-time enrollment is 4,115. This means that 23% of students enrolled at Gaston College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Gaston College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Gaston College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,380
  2. Black or African American
    743
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    446

The enrolled student population at Gaston College is 63.2% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 277 more women than men received degrees from Gaston College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gaston College is white (969 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gaston College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (129 degrees), and Communication Technologies (14 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 Gaston College are Police officers (126,735 people), Other managers (96,135 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (85,073 people), Construction managers (43,658 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Precision Production (42 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 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 Gaston College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Precision Production (42 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 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 Gaston College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (304,807 people), Elementary & secondary schools (164,710 people), Construction (122,901 people), Computer Systems Design (72,031 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (64,719 people).

The most specialized majors at Gaston College are Construction (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Precision Production (42 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (410 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 Gaston 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 Gaston College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

581
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
858
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 581 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (858).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.577 times less than the 227 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 227 degrees were awarded to women at Gaston College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.73 times more than the 131 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Gaston College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gaston College is Male and Asian (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, 6.06% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    969 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gaston College is white (969 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

8.48% of degree recipients (122 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    566 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    403 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gaston College is white female (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (403 degrees).

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Operations

Gaston College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $401k (7.02%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Gaston College had a total salary expenditure of $52.1M. Gaston College employs 142 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Gaston College are Female No academic ranks (94), Male No academic ranks(48), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 61 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.72M
2020 Endowment
3.75%
growth from 2019

Gaston College has an endowment valued at about $5.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gaston College grew 3.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.3M higher 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $482k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Gaston College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $482k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.8M
2020 Salaries
1.65%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Gaston College paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($52.1M) and a 1.65% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.636% growth from 2018 and a 8.91% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.19M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gaston College paid a total of $8.19M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% 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
142 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gaston College were No academic rank with 142 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gaston College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 55 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 Gaston College was Female No academic rank with 94 employees, and Male No academic rank with 48 employees.

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