Mount Wachusett Community College (166957)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$600
2022 Average Net Price
$7,889
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,868
27.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.2%
110 Graduates

About

Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) were Registered Nursing (198 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (44 degrees), and General Business (27 degrees).

In 2022, 687 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957). 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (470 degrees), 4.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is $600, which is $−7,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is $600, which is $−7,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,889.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was $600. The cost of tuition at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is $−7,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,889
2022 Value
5.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,889. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) grew by 5.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,080
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was of $9,080 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.4% 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 increased by 4.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.85% with respect to 2021, when 54% 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.
4.17%
2019 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was 4.17%, which represents 35 out of the 839 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

Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) had a total enrollment of 2,868 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is 785 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,083. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957), both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.5% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,868 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is 785 and the part-time enrollment is 2,083. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
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 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,765 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    563 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    290 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is 61.5% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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, 43 students (1.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 311 more women than men received degrees from Mount Wachusett Community College (166957). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is white (470 degrees awarded). There were 4.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is Registered Nursing (198 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (44 degrees) and General Business (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (22 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (36 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 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are Registered nurses (1,421,065 people), Social workers, all other (186,166 people), Medical & health services managers (175,492 people), Physicians (173,390 people), and Other managers (158,431 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) in 2022 are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Health (304 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 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Health (304 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,617,222 people), Elementary & secondary schools (418,003 people), Outpatient care centers (306,928 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (304,455 people), and Offices of physicians (241,827 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Health (304 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 Mount Wachusett Community College (166957).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was Registered Nursing with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

188
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
499
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957), which is 0.377 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) in Registered Nursing, which is 7.61 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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 (2022)
  1. White
    470 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is white (470 degrees awarded). There were 4.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    346 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) is white female (346 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (124 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) employs 28 Professors, 18 Associate professors and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are Female Professor (19), Female Associate professor (11), and Female Assistant professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 70 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$29.4M
2022 Salaries
7.39%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) paid a median of $29.4M in salaries, a 7.39% 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

$4.65M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) paid a total of $4.65M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.8% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) were Professor with 28 employees, Associate professor with 18 employees, and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees, Management with 60 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) was Female Professor with 19 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mount Wachusett Community College (166957).

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