Tri-County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,304
2022 Average Net Price
$5,592
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
888
28.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.8%
28 Graduates

About

Tri-County Community College is a higher education institution located in Cherokee County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Tri-County Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (141 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (18 degrees), and Information Technology (11 degrees).

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Community College. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (235 degrees), 26.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $−5,808 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Community College is $2,304, which is $−5,808 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,592.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Tri-County Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,304
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College was $2,304. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Community College is $−5,808 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,592
2022 Value
15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tri-County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,592. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tri-County Community College grew by 15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,204
Room and Board
$1,480
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tri-County Community College was of $9,204 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,480. The cost of books and supplies increased by 27.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

100% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.4% with respect to 2021, when 89% 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.
8%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Community College was 8%, which represents 2 out of the 25 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

Tri-County Community College had a total enrollment of 888 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 257 students and the part-time enrollment is 631. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Tri-County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.2% White, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.58% Black or African American, 1.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.788% Asian.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.3%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 888 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Community College is 257 and the part-time enrollment is 631. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Tri-County 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 Tri-County Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Tri-County 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
    757 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    19 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Community College is 85.2% White, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.58% Black or African American, 1.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.788% Asian. 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 61 more women than men received degrees from Tri-County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tri-County Community College is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 26.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Tri-County Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (141 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (18 degrees) and Information Technology (11 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tri-County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees awarded), Construction (7 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 Tri-County Community College are Other managers (60,681 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,131 people), Construction managers (45,289 people), Software developers (35,782 people), and Chief executives & legislators (21,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees awarded), Construction (7 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (14 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (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 Tri-County Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees awarded), Construction (7 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (14 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (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 Tri-County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (118,036 people), Construction (112,335 people), Computer Systems Design (58,211 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,727 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (31,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees awarded), Construction (7 degrees), Precision Production (9 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (14 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (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 Tri-County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 141 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Tri-County Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 141 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

98
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
159
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College, which is 0.616 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (159).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.5 times less than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Tri-County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tri-County Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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
    235 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Community College is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 26.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

2.72% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    148 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tri-County Community College is white female (148 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Community College employs 41 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tri-County Community College are Female No academic rank (25), and Male No academic rank (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Community College are: Management, with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.21M
2022 Salaries
43.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tri-County Community College paid a median of $6.21M in salaries, a 43.9% 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

$2.11M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tri-County Community College paid a total of $2.11M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% 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
41 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Community College was No academic rank with 41 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Community College were Management with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 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 Tri-County Community College was Female No academic rank with 25 employees, and Male No academic rank with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Tri-County Community College.

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