Big Bend Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,458
2.65% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,184
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,736
69.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.3%
128 Graduates

About

Big Bend Community College is a higher education institution located in Grant County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Big Bend Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 degrees awarded), Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (27 degrees), and General Business (15 degrees).

In 2022, 630 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Big Bend 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 hispanic or latino (286 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (280 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Big Bend Community College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,184.

In 2022, 49% of undergraduate students attending Big Bend Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,458
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College was $4,458. The cost of tuition at Big Bend Community College is $−3,654 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,184
2022 Value
30.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Big Bend Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,184. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Big Bend Community College grew by 30.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,567
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Big Bend Community College was of $9,567 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Big Bend Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2021, when 46% 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.
2.88%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Big Bend Community College was 2.88%, which represents 6 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

Big Bend Community College had a total enrollment of 1,736 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,203 students and the part-time enrollment is 533. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Big Bend Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Big Bend Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.3% Hispanic or Latino, 44.3% White, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.09% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, and 0.346% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Big Bend Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.8%), followed by White Female (25.3%) and White Male (21.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Big Bend Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Big Bend Community College is 1,203 and the part-time enrollment is 533. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Big Bend Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2020 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 Big Bend Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Big Bend Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    787 enrolled students
  2. White
    769 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    51 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Big Bend Community College is 45.3% Hispanic or Latino, 44.3% White, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.09% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, and 0.346% 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, 85 students (4.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 150 more women than men received degrees from Big Bend Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Big Bend Community College is hispanic or latino (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (280 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Big Bend Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 degrees awarded), followed by Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (27 degrees) and General Business (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Big Bend Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (321 degrees), and Education (108 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,557,252 people), Secondary school teachers (435,355 people), Education administrators (244,352 people), Special education teachers (185,587 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (168,800 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College in 2022 are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (321 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees), and Construction (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 Big Bend Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (321 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Big Bend Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,689,232 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (212,097 people), Construction (133,081 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,691 people), and Child day care services (98,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Big Bend Community College are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (321 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees), and Construction (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 Big Bend Community College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 316 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Big Bend Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 316 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

240
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
390
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College, which is 0.615 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (390).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.507 times less than the 213 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Big Bend Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.97 times more than the 108 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Big Bend Community College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 3.91% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    286 degrees awarded
  2. White
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Big Bend Community College is hispanic or latino (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (280 degrees).

3.17% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    205 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    154 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Big Bend Community College is hispanic or latino female (205 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (154 degrees).

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Operations

Big Bend Community College employs 48 Instructors. Most academics at Big Bend Community College are Male Instructor (29), and Female Instructor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College are: Management, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.05M - Federal
  2. $4.07M - State
  3. $3.61M - Local

As of 2022, Big Bend Community College received $2.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.07M from state grants and contracts, and $3.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.8M
2022 Salaries
7.49%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Big Bend Community College paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, a 7.49% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.74M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2022, Big Bend Community College paid a total of $3.74M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% 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
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Big Bend Community College was Instructor with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Big Bend Community College were Management with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Big Bend Community College was Male Instructor with 29 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

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