Montgomery College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,960
2022 Average Net Price
$8,276
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
17,137
32.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.2%
555 Graduates

About

Montgomery College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Montgomery College were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (865 degrees awarded), General Business (430 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (262 degrees).

In 2022, 2,980 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montgomery College. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (750 degrees), 1.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (672 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montgomery College is $3,960, which is $−4,152 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Montgomery College is $3,960, which is $−4,152 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,276.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Montgomery College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,960
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Montgomery College was $3,960. The cost of tuition at Montgomery College is $−4,152 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,276
2022 Value
9.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Montgomery College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,276. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Montgomery College grew by 9.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,864
Room and Board
$1,792
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montgomery College was of $14,864 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.965% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,792. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Montgomery College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.3% with respect to 2021, when 43% 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.
2.5%
2019 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Montgomery College was 2.5%, which represents 43 out of the 1717 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

Montgomery College had a total enrollment of 17,137 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Montgomery College is 5,620 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,517. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Montgomery College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montgomery College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.2% Black or African American, 19.7% White, 12.3% Asian, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montgomery College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.2%) and Black or African American Male (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montgomery College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,137 students. The full-time enrollment at Montgomery College is 5,620 and the part-time enrollment is 11,517. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Montgomery College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Montgomery College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Montgomery College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,807 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    4,325 enrolled students
  3. White
    3,377 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Montgomery College is 28.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.2% Black or African American, 19.7% White, 12.3% Asian, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.175% 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.

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, 45 students (0.263%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 458 more women than men received degrees from Montgomery College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montgomery College is black or african american (750 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (672 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Montgomery College is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (865 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (430 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (262 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Montgomery College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,131 degrees), and Communication Technologies (24 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 Montgomery College are Software developers (564,817 people), Other managers (149,563 people), Computer occupations, all other (123,353 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,765 people), and Computer programmers (95,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College in 2022 are Science Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,131 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (364 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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 Montgomery College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Science Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,131 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (364 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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 Montgomery College are Computer Systems Design (600,813 people), Elementary & secondary schools (175,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (121,543 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (91,049 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (87,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Montgomery College are Science Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,131 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (364 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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 Montgomery College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 865 degrees awarded
  2. 430 degrees awarded
  3. 262 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Montgomery College was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 865 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,261
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,719
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,261 degrees were awarded to men at Montgomery College, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,719).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Montgomery College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.517 times less than the 573 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 573 degrees were awarded to men at Montgomery College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.94 times more than the 296 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Montgomery College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Montgomery College is Female and Asian (57.4% 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, 0.18% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    750 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    672 degrees awarded
  3. White
    663 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montgomery College is black or african american (750 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (672 degrees).

0.403% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    475 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    420 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    337 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Montgomery College is black or african american female (475 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (420 degrees).

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Operations

Montgomery College has an endowment valued at nearly $32.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−2.17%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Montgomery College had a total salary expenditure of 365M. Montgomery College employs 318 Professors, 88 Associate professors and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montgomery College are Female Professor (170), Male Professor (148), and Female Associate professor (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montgomery College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 286 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 210 employees, and Service with 208 employees.

Endowment

$32.5M
2022 Endowment
13.1%
decline from 2021

Montgomery College has an endowment valued at about $32.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Montgomery College declined 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Montgomery College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.4M - Federal
  2. $7.46M - State
  3. $1.03M - Local

As of 2022, Montgomery College received $6.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.46M from state grants and contracts, and $1.03M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$224M
2022 Salaries
14.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Montgomery College paid a median of $224M in salaries, which represents 61.3% of their overall expenditure ($365M) and a 14.1% 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

$44.1M
Instructional Salaries
463
Number of Employees

In 2022, Montgomery College paid a total of $44.1M to 463 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.7% 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
318 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
286 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montgomery College were Professor with 318 employees, Associate professor with 88 employees, and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montgomery College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 286 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 210 employees, and Service with 208 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montgomery College was Female Professor with 170 employees, Male Professor with 148 employees, and Female Associate professor with 61 employees.

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

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