Orion Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,700
1.73% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,056
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
75
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
86.7%
65 Graduates

About

Orion Technical College is a higher education institution located in Scott County, IA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Orion Technical College were Medical Assistant (27 degrees awarded) and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (13 degrees).

In 2022, 76 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Orion Technical College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (35 degrees), 1.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Orion Technical College is $14,700, which is $−241 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Orion Technical College is $14,700, which is $−242 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,056.

In 2022, 56% of undergraduate students attending Orion Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Orion Technical College was $14,700. The cost of tuition at Orion Technical College is $−242 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$18,056
2022 Value
4.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Orion Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,056. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Orion Technical College grew by 4.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,000
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Orion Technical College was of $8,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Orion Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2021, when 48% 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.
1.02%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Orion Technical College was 1.02%, which represents 1 out of the 98 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Orion Technical College had a total enrollment of 75 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Orion Technical College is 75 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Orion Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Orion Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.3% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.33% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Orion Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Female (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Orion Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75 students. The full-time enrollment at Orion Technical College is 75 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Orion Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    46 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    11 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Orion Technical College is 61.3% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.33% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 18 more women than men received degrees from Orion Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Orion Technical College is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Orion Technical College is Medical Assistant (27 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Orion Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (43 degrees).

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 Orion Technical College are Registered nurses (1,396,323 people), Medical & health services managers (152,038 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,815 people), Pharmacists (134,189 people), and Physicians (108,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Orion Technical College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Orion Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Physician assistants, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Orion Technical College are Engineering Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Orion Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,489,014 people), Outpatient care centers (238,972 people), Elementary & secondary schools (225,651 people), Offices of physicians (203,111 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,341 people).

The most specialized majors at Orion Technical College are Engineering Technologies (33 degrees awarded) and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Orion Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Orion Technical College was Medical Assistant with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

29
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
47
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Orion Technical College, which is 0.617 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (47).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Orion Technical College in Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology, which is 3.71 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Orion Technical College in Medical Assistant, which is 12.5 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 2022 at Orion Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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 (2022)
  1. White
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Orion Technical College is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    21 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Orion Technical College is white female (21 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (18 degrees).

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Operations

Orion Technical College employs 4 Instructors. Most academics at Orion Technical College are Male Instructor (3), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Orion Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Service with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$806k
2022 Salaries
10.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Orion Technical College paid a median of $806k in salaries, a 10.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$144k
Instructional Salaries
4
Number of Employees

In 2022, Orion Technical College paid a total of $144k to 4 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
4 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Orion Technical College was Instructor with 4 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Orion Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees, Management with 2 employees, and Service with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Orion Technical College was Male Instructor with 3 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

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