Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,933
2022 Average Net Price
$21,803
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.6%
1,731 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
18,092
93.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.9%
6,436 Graduates

About

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2022, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Welding Technology (2,012 degrees awarded), Automobile Mechanics Technology (1,771 degrees), and Electrician (728 degrees).

In 2022, 11,725 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions. 15.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 84.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,645 degrees), 2.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2,416 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,933, which is $4,377 more than than the national median of $10,556. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,933, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $0 approximately the same than the national median $14,933.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $14,933, which is $4,253 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,680. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,933, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $0 approximately the same than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,933.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,803.

Tuition Costs

$14,933
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was $14,933, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,933. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is $0 approximately the same than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,933, and the in-state tuition is $4,253 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,680.

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Average Net Price

$21,803
2022 Value
0.133%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,803. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions grew by 0.133%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,472
Room and Board
$1,570
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was of $8,472 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.677% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,570. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received 1,731 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 25.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,731 applicants, 1,499 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.6% acceptance rate.

There were 18,092 students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2022.

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an overall enrollment yield of 60.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,499
Accepted Out of 1,731

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 86.6% (1,499 admissions from 1,731 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 25.1%, while admissions grew by 33.1%..

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Enrollment

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a total enrollment of 18,092 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 16,921 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,171. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.8% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 18.1% Black or African American, 3.61% Two or More Races, 2.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.47% Asian, and 0.713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,092 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 16,921 and the part-time enrollment is 1,171. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,925 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,134 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    3,283 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is 43.8% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 18.1% Black or African American, 3.61% Two or More Races, 2.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.47% Asian, and 0.713% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 897 students (4.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8,161 fewer women than men received degrees from Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white (5,645 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2416 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Automobile Mechanics Technology (948 degrees awarded), followed by Diesel Mechanics Technology (292 degrees) and Electrician (289 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (5,330 degrees awarded), Precision Production (2,072 degrees), and Construction (807 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Other managers (49,897 people), Construction managers (43,875 people), Software developers (35,729 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,039 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (18,997 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (5,330 degrees awarded), Precision Production (2,072 degrees), Construction (807 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,517 degrees), and Transportation (436 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (5,330 degrees awarded), Precision Production (2,072 degrees), Construction (807 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,517 degrees), and Transportation (436 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Construction (103,446 people), Computer Systems Design (51,347 people), Air transportation (36,160 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (23,596 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (18,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Mechanical Technologies (5,330 degrees awarded), Precision Production (2,072 degrees), Construction (807 degrees), Engineering Technologies (1,517 degrees), and Transportation (436 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 Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 528 degrees awarded
  2. 429 degrees awarded
  3. 394 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Welding Technology with 528 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

9,943
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,782
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 9,943 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions, which is 5.58 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,782).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1797 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Welding Technology, which is 8.36 times more than the 215 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 511 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions in Medical Assistant, which is 11.6 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55.5%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55.5% of students graduating from Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (69.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is Male and Asian (69.5% 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.

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, 3.01% of graduates (194 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,645 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,416 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,753 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white (5,645 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2416 degrees).

7.18% of degree recipients (842 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    4,963 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,966 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,326 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions is white male (4,963 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1966 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at nearly $3.96M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−14.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions had a total salary expenditure of 7.37M. Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions employs 748 Instructors, 60 No academic ranks and 8 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are Male Instructor (654), Female Instructor (94), and Male No academic rank (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions are: Management, with 359 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 179 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 137 employees.

Endowment

$3.96M
2022 Endowment
19.2%
decline from 2021

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions has an endowment valued at about $3.96M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions declined 19.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.68M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $28.3M - Federal
  2. $1.27M - State
  3. $15.3k - Local

As of 2022, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions received $28.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.27M from state grants and contracts, and $15.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.22M
2022 Salaries
29.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a median of $2.22M in salaries, which represents 30.1% of their overall expenditure ($7.37M) and a 29.8% growth 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

$47.4M
Instructional Salaries
816
Number of Employees

In 2022, Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions paid a total of $47.4M to 816 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% 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
748 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
359 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Instructor with 748 employees, No academic rank with 60 employees, and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions were Management with 359 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 179 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 137 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions was Male Instructor with 654 employees, Female Instructor with 94 employees, and Male No academic rank with 59 employees.

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