Catawba Valley Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,128
2022 Average Net Price
$11,285
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.81%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,172
29.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.1%
109 Graduates

About

Catawba Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Catawba Valley Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (597 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (79 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

In 2022, 1,765 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba Valley Community College. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,189 degrees), 5.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $−5,984 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $2,128, which is $−5,984 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,285.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending Catawba Valley Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,128
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College was $2,128. The cost of tuition at Catawba Valley Community College is $−5,984 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,285
2022 Value
36.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Catawba Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,285. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Catawba Valley Community College grew by 36.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,632
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba Valley Community College was of $11,632 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.65% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. 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

50% of undergraduate students at Catawba Valley Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 35.1% with respect to 2021, when 37% 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.
4.81%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba Valley Community College was 4.81%, which represents 10 out of the 208 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

Catawba Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 4,172 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,234 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,938. This means that 29.6% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.57% Asian, 6.06% Black or African American, 3.62% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba Valley Community College is 1,234 and the part-time enrollment is 2,938. This means that 29.6% of students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community 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 Catawba Valley Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Catawba Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,686 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    677 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    274 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Catawba Valley Community College is 64.4% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.57% Asian, 6.06% Black or African American, 3.62% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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, 68 students (1.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 97 more women than men received degrees from Catawba Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Catawba Valley Community College is white (1,189 degrees awarded). There were 5.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Catawba Valley Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (597 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (79 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (33 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Catawba Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (164 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Precision Production (67 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Other managers (63,905 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,358 people), Construction managers (45,554 people), Software developers (38,269 people), and Chief executives & legislators (22,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (164 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Precision Production (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (613 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Engineering Technologies (164 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Precision Production (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (613 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 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 Catawba Valley Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,985 people), Construction (112,620 people), Computer Systems Design (63,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (44,234 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (32,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba Valley Community College are Engineering Technologies (164 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), Precision Production (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (613 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 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 Catawba Valley Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 597 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Catawba Valley Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 597 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

834
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
931
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 834 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (931).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.672 times less than the 357 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.49 times more than the 240 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Catawba Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Catawba Valley Community College is Male and Asian (46.7% 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, 4.59% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,189 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba Valley Community College is white (1,189 degrees awarded). There were 5.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

2.72% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    620 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    569 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Catawba Valley Community College is white female (620 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (569 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.58M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 5.71k (0.125%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Catawba Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of 52.6M. Catawba Valley Community College employs 152 No academic ranks. Most academics at Catawba Valley Community College are Female No academic rank (84), and Male No academic rank (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College are: Management, with 83 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees.

Endowment

$4.58M
2022 Endowment
11.6%
decline from 2021

Catawba Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.58M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba Valley Community College declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $632k 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: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.7M
2022 Salaries
7.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Catawba Valley Community College paid a median of $25.7M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($52.6M) and a 7.82% 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

$9.46M
Instructional Salaries
152
Number of Employees

In 2022, Catawba Valley Community College paid a total of $9.46M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% 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
152 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College was No academic rank with 152 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College were Management with 83 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba Valley Community College was Female No academic rank with 84 employees, and Male No academic rank with 68 employees.

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