Richland College (227766)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,770
2019 Average Net Price
$5,082
After Financial Aid
2017 Default Rate
17.3%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
20,548
20.4% Full-Time

About

Richland College (227766) is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2019, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Richland College (227766) were General Studies (1,763 degrees awarded), General Business (64 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

In 2019, 2,532 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Richland College (227766). 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (765 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (574 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Richland College (227766) is $1,770, which is $−6,342 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2019, the median undergraduate tuition at Richland College (227766) is $1,770

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,082.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students attending Richland College (227766) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,770
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Richland College (227766) was $1,770.

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Average Net Price

$5,082
2019 Value
24%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Richland College (227766) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,082. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Richland College (227766) grew by 24%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Richland College (227766) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.55% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
17.3%
2017 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Richland College (227766) was 17.3%, which represents 125 out of the 721 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

Richland College (227766) had a total enrollment of 20,548 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Richland College (227766) is 4,195 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,353. This means that 20.4% of students enrolled at Richland College (227766) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Richland College (227766), both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 20.4% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 14.3% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0876% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Richland College (227766) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (17.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.2%) and White Male (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Richland College (227766) in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,548 students. The full-time enrollment at Richland College (227766) is 4,195 and the part-time enrollment is 16,353. This means that 20.4% of students enrolled at Richland College (227766) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2019 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 Richland College (227766) was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Richland College (227766) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,946 enrolled students
  2. White
    4,196 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    3,826 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Richland College (227766) is 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 20.4% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 14.3% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0876% 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, 1,112 students (5.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 370 more women than men received degrees from Richland College (227766). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Richland College (227766) is hispanic or latino (765 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (574 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Richland College (227766) is General Studies (1,763 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (64 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

In 2019,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Richland College (227766), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,763 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (200 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Richland College (227766) 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 Richland College (227766) in 2019 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,763 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (200 degrees), Business (426 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Richland College (227766) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Richland College (227766) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,763 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (200 degrees), Business (426 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Richland College (227766) 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 Richland College (227766) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,763 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (200 degrees), Business (426 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Richland College (227766).
Most Common (2019)
  1. 1,763 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common associates degree concentration at Richland College (227766) was General Studies with 1,763 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,081
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,451
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,081 degrees were awarded to men at Richland College (227766), which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,451).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 727 degrees were awarded to men at Richland College (227766) in General Studies, which is 0.702 times less than the 1036 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1036 degrees were awarded to men at Richland College (227766) in General Studies, which is 1.43 times more than the 727 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2019 at Richland College (227766) is Female and Asian (55.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    765 degrees awarded
  2. White
    574 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    514 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Richland College (227766) is hispanic or latino (765 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (574 degrees).

5.06% of degree recipients (128 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2019)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    455 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    310 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    302 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Richland College (227766) is hispanic or latino female (455 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (310 degrees).

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Operations

Richland College (227766) employs 185 No academic ranks. Most academics at Richland College (227766) are Female No academic rank (96), and Male No academic rank (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Richland College (227766) are: Management, with 146 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$52.1M
2019 Salaries
2.75%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Richland College (227766) paid a median of $52.1M in salaries, a 2.75% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.6M
Instructional Salaries
185
Number of Employees

In 2019, Richland College (227766) paid a total of $13.6M to 185 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
185 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
146 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Richland College (227766) was No academic rank with 185 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Richland College (227766) were Management with 146 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Richland College (227766) was Female No academic rank with 96 employees, and Male No academic rank with 89 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Richland College (227766).

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