Columbia Area Career Center

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2018 Average Net Price
$16,805
After Financial Aid
2016 Default Rate
18.9%
on Student Loans
2018 Enrolled Students
28
64.3% Full-Time

About

Columbia Area Career Center is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Columbia Area Career Center were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 degrees awarded) and Surgical Technologist (13 degrees).

In 2018, 67 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Area Career Center. 77.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (50 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,805.

In 2018, 70% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Area Career Center received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$16,805
2018 Value
11.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Columbia Area Career Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,805. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Columbia Area Career Center grew by 11.5%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Columbia Area Career Center received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a growth of 66.7% with respect to 2017, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
18.9%
2016 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Area Career Center was 18.9%, which represents 10 out of the 53 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

Columbia Area Career Center had a total enrollment of 28 students in 2018. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Area Career Center is 18 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 64.3% of students enrolled at Columbia Area Career Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Area Career Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.3% White, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.57% Asian.

Students enrolled at Columbia Area Career Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.7%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Area Career Center in 2018, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Area Career Center is 18 and the part-time enrollment is 10.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2018 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 Columbia Area Career Center was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Columbia Area Career Center had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    25 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia Area Career Center is 89.3% White, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.57% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 37 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Area Career Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Area Career Center is white (50 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Columbia Area Career Center is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 degrees awarded), followed by Surgical Technologist (13 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Area Career Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (8 degrees awarded), Health (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (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 Columbia Area Career Center 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 Columbia Area Career Center in 2018 are Precision Production (8 degrees awarded), Health (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Columbia Area Career Center are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Columbia Area Career Center are Precision Production (8 degrees awarded), Health (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Columbia Area Career Center 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 Columbia Area Career Center are Precision Production (8 degrees awarded), Health (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (4 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Columbia Area Career Center.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Columbia Area Career Center was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

15
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
52
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Area Career Center, which is 0.288 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (52).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Area Career Center in Welding Technology, which is 7 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Area Career Center in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 34 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    50 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Area Career Center is white (50 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Area Career Center is white female (37 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (14 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$977k
2018 Salaries
7.42%
growth from 2017

In 2018, Columbia Area Career Center paid a median of $977k in salaries, a 7.42% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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