Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
3.23% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,548
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,270
27.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.6%
88 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a higher education institution located in Cambria County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College were General Studies (88 degrees awarded), General Business (38 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2022, 311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (269 degrees), 19.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is $4,800, which is $−3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,548.

In 2022, 28% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania Highlands Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is $−3,312 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,548
2022 Value
9.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,548. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College grew by 9.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,000
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was of $5,000 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 $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12% with respect to 2021, when 25% 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.
4.82%
2019 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was 4.82%, which represents 24 out of the 498 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

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College had a total enrollment of 2,270 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is 631 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,639. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.7% White, 3.3% Black or African American, 1.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% Two or More Races, 0.837% Asian, and 0.0441% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.4%), followed by White Male (37.6%) and Black or African American Male (2.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,270 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is 631 and the part-time enrollment is 1,639. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Highlands Community 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 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Pennsylvania Highlands Community 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
    1,968 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    75 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is 86.7% White, 3.3% Black or African American, 1.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% Two or More Races, 0.837% Asian, and 0.0441% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 93 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is white (269 degrees awarded). There were 19.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is General Studies (88 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (38 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (88 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Social workers, all other (165,799 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,888 people), Other managers (68,647 people), Construction managers (40,430 people), and Education administrators (38,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in 2022 are Construction (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (88 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Legal (7 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 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Construction (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (88 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Legal (7 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 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (255,708 people), Individual & family services (119,166 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (95,970 people), Construction (95,028 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (78,468 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Construction (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (88 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Legal (7 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 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 88 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was General Studies with 88 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

109
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
202
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, which is 0.54 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (202).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in General Studies, which is 0.571 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in General Studies, which is 1.75 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Pennsylvania Highlands Community 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 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (43.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is Male and White (43.4% 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
    269 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is white (269 degrees awarded). There were 19.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

3.86% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is white female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (93 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College employs 9 Professors, 8 Associate professors and 6 Instructors. Most academics at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are Female Professor (6), Female Associate professor (5), and Male Instructor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are: Management, with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.59M
2022 Salaries
0.011%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College paid a median of $6.59M in salaries, a 0.011% 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

$1.49M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College paid a total of $1.49M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% 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
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College were Professor with 9 employees, Associate professor with 8 employees, and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College were Management with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was Female Professor with 6 employees, Female Associate professor with 5 employees, and Male Instructor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

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