Trinidad State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,680
27.2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,220
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.41%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,505
39.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.4%
115 Graduates

About

Trinidad State College is a higher education institution located in Las Animas County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Trinidad State College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (37 degrees), and Other Science Technologies (28 degrees).

In 2022, 701 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trinidad State College. 47.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (312 degrees), 1.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (284 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trinidad State College is $4,680, which is $−3,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Trinidad State College is $4,680, which is $−3,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,220.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending Trinidad State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,680
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Trinidad State College was $4,680. The cost of tuition at Trinidad State College is $−3,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$12,220
2022 Value
1.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Trinidad State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,220. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Trinidad State College grew by 1.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,837
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trinidad State College was of $9,837 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Trinidad State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.3% with respect to 2021, when 58% 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.
3.41%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Trinidad State College was 3.41%, which represents 7 out of the 205 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

Trinidad State College had a total enrollment of 1,505 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Trinidad State College is 601 students and the part-time enrollment is 904. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Trinidad State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trinidad State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.8% Hispanic or Latino, 35.8% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 2.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.997% Asian, and 0.465% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trinidad State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20%) and White Male (19.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trinidad State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,505 students. The full-time enrollment at Trinidad State College is 601 and the part-time enrollment is 904. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Trinidad State College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 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 Trinidad State College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Trinidad State College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    659 enrolled students
  2. White
    539 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    80 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Trinidad State College is 43.8% Hispanic or Latino, 35.8% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 2.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.997% Asian, and 0.465% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 93 students (6.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 35 fewer women than men received degrees from Trinidad State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Trinidad State College is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (284 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Trinidad State College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (37 degrees) and Other Science Technologies (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Trinidad State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Construction (110 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (138 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 Trinidad State College are Construction managers (37,127 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (32,728 people), Other managers (19,517 people), Chefs & head cooks (8,641 people), and Chief executives & legislators (7,103 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinidad State College in 2022 are Science Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Construction (110 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (138 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), and Precision Production (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Trinidad State College are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Personal financial advisors, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Trinidad State College are Science Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Construction (110 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (138 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), and Precision Production (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Trinidad State College are Construction (77,831 people), Air transportation (33,852 people), Restaurants & Food Services (14,138 people), Services incidental to transportation (10,439 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (9,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinidad State College are Science Technologies (28 degrees awarded), Construction (110 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (138 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), and Precision Production (16 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 Trinidad State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Trinidad State College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 86 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

368
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
333
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 368 degrees were awarded to men at Trinidad State College, which is 1.11 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Trinidad State College in Lineworker. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Trinidad State College in Registered Nursing, which is 12.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Trinidad State College is Male and White (60.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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.

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, 6.96% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    312 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    284 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trinidad State College is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (284 degrees).

3.57% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    209 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    179 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Trinidad State College is white male (209 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (179 degrees).

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Operations

Trinidad State College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 126k (1.66%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Trinidad State College had a total salary expenditure of 19.1M. Trinidad State College employs 33 Professors. Most academics at Trinidad State College are Male Professor (19), and Female Professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinidad State College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 9 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

Endowment

$7.61M
2022 Endowment
10.4%
growth from 2021

Trinidad State College has an endowment valued at about $7.61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Trinidad State College grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.4M 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: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.72M
2022 Salaries
3.07%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Trinidad State College paid a median of $7.72M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($19.1M) and a 3.07% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.58M
Instructional Salaries
33
Number of Employees

In 2022, Trinidad State College paid a total of $1.58M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trinidad State College was Professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinidad State College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trinidad State College was Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Trinidad State College.

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