Garrett College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,772
2022 Average Net Price
$5,668
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
10.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
579
52.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.5%
64 Graduates

About

Garrett College is a higher education institution located in Garrett County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Garrett College were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (24 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (22 degrees), and General Business (12 degrees).

In 2022, 110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Garrett College. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (96 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $2,772, which is $−5,340 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Garrett College is $2,772, which is $−5,340 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,668.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Garrett College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,772
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Garrett College was $2,772. The cost of tuition at Garrett College is $−5,340 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,668
2022 Value
1.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Garrett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,668. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Garrett College grew by 1.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,630
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Garrett College was of $7,630 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Garrett College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 31.5% with respect to 2021, when 92% 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.
10.5%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Garrett College was 10.5%, which represents 21 out of the 200 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

Garrett College had a total enrollment of 579 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 304 students and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 52.5% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Garrett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.518% Asian, and 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Garrett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Male (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Garrett College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 579 students. The full-time enrollment at Garrett College is 304 and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 52.5% of students enrolled at Garrett College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Garrett College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Garrett 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
    471 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    54 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Garrett College is 81.3% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.518% Asian, and 0.345% 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, 10 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 fewer women than men received degrees from Garrett College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Garrett College is white (96 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Garrett College is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (24 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (22 degrees) and General Business (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Garrett College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Garrett College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,761,755 people), Accountants & auditors (1,068,136 people), Other managers (858,321 people), Software developers (675,377 people), and Secondary school teachers (534,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), Education (8 degrees), and Business (18 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 Garrett College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), Education (8 degrees), and Business (18 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 Garrett College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,254,692 people), Computer Systems Design (1,077,277 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (631,864 people), Banking & related activities (566,582 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (508,859 people).

The most specialized majors at Garrett College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (46 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees), Education (8 degrees), and Business (18 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 Garrett College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Garrett College was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

60
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
50
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (50).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.18 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Garrett College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.75 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Garrett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Garrett College is Male and Asian (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
    96 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Garrett College is white (96 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    52 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Garrett College is white male (52 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (44 degrees).

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Operations

Garrett College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.68M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.58k (0.0206%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Garrett College had a total salary expenditure of 17.5M. Garrett College employs 7 Professors, 6 Associate professors and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Garrett College are Male Professor (6), Male Assistant professor (4), and Male Associate professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 23 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Endowment

$7.68M
2022 Endowment
11.8%
decline from 2021

Garrett College has an endowment valued at about $7.68M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Garrett College declined 11.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.47M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.19M - Federal
  2. $297k - State
  3. $19.6k - Local

As of 2022, Garrett College received $1.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $297k from state grants and contracts, and $19.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.92M
2022 Salaries
8.08%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Garrett College paid a median of $5.92M in salaries, which represents 33.7% of their overall expenditure ($17.5M) and a 8.08% 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

$1.45M
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2022, Garrett College paid a total of $1.45M to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Garrett College were Professor with 7 employees, Associate professor with 6 employees, and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Garrett College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 23 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Garrett College was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Assistant professor with 4 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3 employees.

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

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