Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$408
2022 Average Net Price
$4,219
After Financial Aid
2020 Default Rate
0%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,247
17.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.2%
99 Graduates

About

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in Berkeley County, WV. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (31 degrees), and Computer & Information Systems Security (20 degrees).

In 2022, 638 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (490 degrees), 9.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $408, which is $−7,704 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 0%, corresponding to 0 out of the 1352 total borrowers.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $408, which is $7,704 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,219.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$408
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was $408. The cost of tuition at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $−7,704 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$4,219
2022 Value
29.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,219. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College grew by 29.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,548
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was of $6,548 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.395% 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 did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 26.9% with respect to 2021, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2020 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 1352 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

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a total enrollment of 4,247 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 750 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,497. This means that 17.7% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% White, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.01% Asian, 0.283% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

17.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,247 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 750 and the part-time enrollment is 3,497. This means that 17.7% of students enrolled at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,452 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    287 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    246 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 81.3% White, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.01% Asian, 0.283% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 174 more women than men received degrees from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white (490 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 degrees awarded), followed by Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (31 degrees) and Computer & Information Systems Security (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (223 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (89 degrees), and Science Technologies (2 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Software developers (562,513 people), Other managers (154,126 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,733 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,459 people), and Computer programmers (94,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (223 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (89 degrees), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (223 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (89 degrees), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Computer Systems Design (596,518 people), Elementary & secondary schools (174,784 people), Construction (143,711 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (120,734 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (223 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (89 degrees), Science Technologies (2 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 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 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was General Studies with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, which is 0.571 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.359 times less than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.78 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is Male and Two or More Races (50% 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
    490 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white (490 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

0.784% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (171 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $687k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 19.6k (2.85%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 25.5M. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College employs 58 Lecturers, 25 Assistant professors and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are Female Lecturer (35), Male Lecturer (23), and Female Assistant professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, Service, with 17 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Endowment

$687k
2022 Endowment
0.438%
decline from 2021

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Salary Expenditure

$12M
2022 Salaries
8.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($25.5M) and a 8.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.14% growth between 2020 and 2021, and a 7.78% growth between 2019 and 2020.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.95M
Instructional Salaries
111
Number of Employees

In 2022, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College paid a total of $6.95M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 57.9% 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

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Lecturer with 58 employees, Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees, Service with 17 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was Female Lecturer with 35 employees, Male Lecturer with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

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