El Centro College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,370
33.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,302
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
74,781
25.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
21%
702 Graduates

About

El Centro College is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at El Centro College were .

In 2020, 12,513 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at El Centro College. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (5,456 degrees), 2.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2532 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at El Centro College is $2,370, which is $−5,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at El Centro College is $2,370, which is $−5,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,302.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending El Centro College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,370
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at El Centro College was $2,370. The cost of tuition at El Centro College is $−5,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,302
2020 Value
20.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 El Centro College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,302. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of El Centro College grew by 20.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,476
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at El Centro College was of $10,476 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.19% 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

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at El Centro College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

El Centro College has a total enrollment of 74,781 students. The full-time enrollment at El Centro College is 18,769 students and the part-time enrollment is 56,012. This means that 25.1% of students enrolled at El Centro College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at El Centro College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Black or African American, 16.7% White, 7.74% Asian, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0361% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at El Centro College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.1%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). 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

25.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at El Centro College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74,781 students. The full-time enrollment at El Centro College is 18,769 and the part-time enrollment is 56,012. This means that 25.1% of students enrolled at El Centro College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 El Centro College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), El Centro College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    36,153
  2. Black or African American
    15,571
  3. White
    12,508

The enrolled student population at El Centro College is 48.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Black or African American, 16.7% White, 7.74% Asian, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0361% 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, 2,895 students (3.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1439 more women than men received degrees from El Centro College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at El Centro College is hispanic or latino (5,456 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2532 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at El Centro College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,589 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (864 degrees), and Communication Technologies (100 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 El Centro College are Software developers (459,913 people), Other managers (139,330 people), Computer occupations, all other (119,153 people), Computer & information systems managers (111,238 people), and Computer programmers (109,654 people).

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,589 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (864 degrees), Communication Technologies (100 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,220 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (421 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 El Centro College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,589 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (864 degrees), Communication Technologies (100 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,220 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (421 degrees).

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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 El Centro College are Computer Systems Design (532,164 people), Elementary & secondary schools (164,266 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (111,687 people), Insurance carriers (81,885 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (78,807 people).

The most specialized majors at El Centro College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,589 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (864 degrees), Communication Technologies (100 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,220 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (421 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 El Centro 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 El Centro College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,537
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,976
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,537 degrees were awarded to men at El Centro College, which is 0.794 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,976).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 2110 degrees were awarded to men at El Centro College in General Studies, which is 0.606 times less than the 3479 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 3479 degrees were awarded to women at El Centro College in General Studies, which is 1.65 times more than the 2110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (34.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at El Centro College is Female and Asian (34.4% 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, 3.13% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,456 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,532 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,322 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at El Centro College is hispanic or latino (5,456 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2532 degrees).

4.31% of degree recipients (539 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,074 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2,382 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,642 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at El Centro College is hispanic or latino female (3,074 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (2,382 degrees).

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Operations

El Centro College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.04M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, El Centro College had a total salary expenditure of $601M. El Centro College employs 885 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at El Centro College are Female No academic ranks (466), Male No academic ranks(419), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Centro College are: Management, with 802 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 548 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 325 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.2M - Federal
  2. $6.61M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, El Centro College received $25.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.61M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$289M
2020 Salaries
814%
growth from 2019

In 2020, El Centro College paid a median of $289M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($601M) and a 814% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.256% decline from 2018 and a 2.18% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$59.8M
Instructional Salaries
885
Number of Employees

In 2020, El Centro College paid a total of $59.8M to 885 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.7% 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
885 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
802 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at El Centro College were No academic rank with 885 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Centro College were Management with 802 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 548 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 325 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 El Centro College was Female No academic rank with 466 employees, and Male No academic rank with 419 employees.

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