River Parishes Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,335
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,630
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.23%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,755
46.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
18.3%
64 Graduates

About

River Parishes Community College is a higher education institution located in Ascension Parish, LA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at River Parishes Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 1,207 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at River Parishes Community College. 40.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (699 degrees), 2.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,645 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,645 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,630.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students attending River Parishes Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,335
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College is $−4,645 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,630
2020 Value
7.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 River Parishes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of River Parishes Community College grew by 7.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,656
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at River Parishes Community College was of $9,656 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at River Parishes Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 28.2% with respect to 2019, when 39% 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.
4.23%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at River Parishes Community College was 4.23%, which represents 15 out of the 355 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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River Parishes Community College has a total enrollment of 2,755 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,284 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,471. This means that 46.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.8% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.89% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.327% Asian, and 0.145% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at River Parishes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.4%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (16.2%). 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

46.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,755 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,284 and the part-time enrollment is 1,471. This means that 46.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 River Parishes Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), River Parishes Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,096
  2. Black or African American
    818
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    116

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College is 39.8% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.89% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.327% Asian, and 0.145% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 579 students (21%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 231 fewer women than men received degrees from River Parishes Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at River Parishes Community College is white (699 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at River Parishes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (616 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (459 degrees), and Precision Production (22 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 River Parishes Community College are Registered nurses (1,300,656 people), Medical & health services managers (147,984 people), Pharmacists (131,500 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,985 people), and Other managers (113,250 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (616 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (459 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Health (55 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 River Parishes Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (616 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (459 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Health (55 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 River Parishes Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,443,205 people), Elementary & secondary schools (307,975 people), Outpatient care centers (209,654 people), Offices of physicians (186,689 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (156,106 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (616 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (459 degrees), Precision Production (22 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (37 degrees), and Health (55 degrees).

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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 River Parishes 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 River Parishes Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

719
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
488
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 719 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College, which is 1.47 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 333 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.76 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 239 degrees were awarded to women at River Parishes Community College in General Studies, which is 2.06 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%
100% Completion Time
11%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 3% of students graduating from River Parishes Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at River Parishes Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (37.5% 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, 1.56% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    699 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at River Parishes Community College is white (699 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

7.13% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    465 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    234 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at River Parishes Community College is white male (465 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (234 degrees).

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River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $581k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $186k (32.1%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, River Parishes Community College had a total salary expenditure of $18.4M. River Parishes Community College employs 33 Instructors, 11 Assistant professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at River Parishes Community College are Female Instructors (17), Male Instructors(16), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 38 employees, Management, with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

Endowment

$581k
2020 Endowment
7.4%
growth from 2019

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at about $581k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of River Parishes Community College grew 7.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.84M lower 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $792k - Federal
  2. $139k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, River Parishes Community College received $792k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $139k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.54M
2020 Salaries
9.24%
growth from 2019

In 2020, River Parishes Community College paid a median of $8.54M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($18.4M) and a 9.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 41.1% growth from 2018 and a 17.9% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.69M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2020, River Parishes Community College paid a total of $2.69M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Instructor with 33 employees; Assistant professor with 11 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 38 employees; Management with 11 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College was Female Instructor with 17 employees, Male Instructor with 16 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at River Parishes Community College.

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