Rockland Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,212
2022 Average Net Price
$11,280
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.81%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,472
46.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.8%
361 Graduates

About

Rockland Community College is a higher education institution located in Rockland County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Rockland Community College were Humanistic Studies (229 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (106 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 degrees).

In 2022, 827 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockland Community College. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (357 degrees), 2.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $5,212, which is $−2,900 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rockland Community College is $5,212, which is $−2,900 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,280.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending Rockland Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,212
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rockland Community College was $5,212. The cost of tuition at Rockland Community College is $−2,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,280
2022 Value
1.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rockland Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,280. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rockland Community College grew by 1.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,600
Room and Board
$1,380
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockland Community College was of $11,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.41% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,380. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.22% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Rockland Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.2% with respect to 2021, when 41% 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.
2.81%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rockland Community College was 2.81%, which represents 14 out of the 498 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Rockland Community College had a total enrollment of 5,472 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 2,556 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,916. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.8% Hispanic or Latino, 29.1% White, 18% Black or African American, 5.45% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rockland Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (20.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%) and White Male (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockland Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,472 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockland Community College is 2,556 and the part-time enrollment is 2,916. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rockland Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Rockland Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Rockland Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,961 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,593 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    984 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rockland Community College is 35.8% Hispanic or Latino, 29.1% White, 18% Black or African American, 5.45% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 356 students (6.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 83 more women than men received degrees from Rockland Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockland Community College is white (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Rockland Community College is Humanistic Studies (229 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (106 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rockland Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (359 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (157,461 people), Other managers (145,138 people), Police officers (137,505 people), Graphic designers (94,804 people), and Postsecondary teachers (72,137 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (359 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Rockland Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (359 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Rockland Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (340,189 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,718 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (180,065 people), Computer Systems Design (111,177 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (99,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockland Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (359 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and Legal (14 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 Rockland Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 229 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Rockland Community College was Humanistic Studies with 229 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

372
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
455
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College, which is 0.818 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (455).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 0.59 times less than the 144 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Rockland Community College in Humanistic Studies, which is 1.69 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Rockland Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rockland Community College is Female and Two or More Races (71.4% 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, 10.2% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    357 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockland Community College is white (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

16.9% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    184 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockland Community College is white female (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (173 degrees).

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Operations

Rockland Community College employs 24 Assistant professors, 19 Instructors and 19 Associate professors. Most academics at Rockland Community College are Female Assistant professor (15), Female Instructor (13), and Female Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Management, with 67 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$32.9M
2022 Salaries
5.13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rockland Community College paid a median of $32.9M in salaries, a 5.13% 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

$7.76M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rockland Community College paid a total of $7.76M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Instructor with 19 employees, and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockland Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees, Management with 67 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockland Community College was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

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

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