Colby Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,509
2.62% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,128
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.4%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,380
42.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.2%
114 Graduates

About

Colby Community College is a higher education institution located in Thomas County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Colby Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (211 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (17 degrees), and Physical Therapy Technician (16 degrees).

In 2022, 495 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colby Community College. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (376 degrees), 8.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colby Community College is $2,509, which is $−5,603 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colby Community College is $2,509, which is $−5,603 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,128.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending Colby Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,509
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colby Community College was $2,509. The cost of tuition at Colby Community College is $−5,603 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,128
2022 Value
26.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colby Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,128. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colby Community College grew by 26.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,450
Room and Board
$997
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colby Community College was of $7,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.22% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $997. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Colby Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.4% with respect to 2021, when 52% 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.
3.4%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colby Community College was 3.4%, which represents 9 out of the 265 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Colby Community College had a total enrollment of 1,380 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colby Community College is 583 students and the part-time enrollment is 797. This means that 42.2% of students enrolled at Colby Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colby Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 6.52% Two or More Races, 3.33% Black or African American, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.507% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colby Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Two or More Races Female (4.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colby Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,380 students. The full-time enrollment at Colby Community College is 583 and the part-time enrollment is 797. This means that 42.2% of students enrolled at Colby Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Colby Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Colby 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
    1,063 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    90 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    46 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colby Community College is 77% White, 6.52% Two or More Races, 3.33% Black or African American, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.507% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% 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, 92 students (6.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 131 more women than men received degrees from Colby Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colby Community College is white (376 degrees awarded). There were 8.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Colby Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (211 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (17 degrees) and Physical Therapy Technician (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colby Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (215 degrees), and Precision Production (9 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 Colby Community College are Registered nurses (1,489,691 people), Accountants & auditors (1,059,180 people), Other managers (859,380 people), Software developers (698,714 people), and Financial managers (513,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Colby Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (215 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Health (82 degrees), and Business (9 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 Colby Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Colby Community College are Engineering Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (215 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Health (82 degrees), and Business (9 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 Colby Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,855,406 people), Computer Systems Design (1,098,760 people), Elementary & secondary schools (827,005 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (558,487 people), and Banking & related activities (552,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Colby Community College are Engineering Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (215 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Health (82 degrees), and Business (9 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 Colby Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 211 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Colby Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 211 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
313
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Colby Community College, which is 0.581 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (313).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Colby Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.514 times less than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Colby Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.95 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Colby Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colby Community College is Female and White (57.7% 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, 4.39% 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
    376 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colby Community College is white (376 degrees awarded). There were 8.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (45 degrees).

3.64% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colby Community College is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (126 degrees).

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Operations

Colby Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 59.9k (0.807%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Colby Community College had a total salary expenditure of 19M. Colby Community College employs 40 Instructors. Most academics at Colby Community College are Female Instructor (25), and Male Instructor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colby Community College are: Management, with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 15 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees.

Endowment

$7.42M
2022 Endowment
6.18%
decline from 2021

Colby Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colby Community College declined 6.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.2M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.92M
2022 Salaries
6.32%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colby Community College paid a median of $6.92M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($19M) and a 6.32% 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

$1.96M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colby Community College paid a total of $1.96M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colby Community College was Instructor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colby Community College were Management with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colby Community College was Female Instructor with 25 employees, and Male Instructor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colby Community College.

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