El Paso Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,784
2022 Average Net Price
$4,862
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
24,398
28.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.8%
644 Graduates

About

El Paso Community College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at El Paso Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,232 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (289 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (223 degrees).

In 2022, 4,045 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at El Paso Community College. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,433 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (300 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at El Paso Community College is $2,784, which is $−5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at El Paso Community College is $2,784, which is $−5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,862.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending El Paso Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,784
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at El Paso Community College was $2,784. The cost of tuition at El Paso Community College is $−5,328 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$4,862
2022 Value
22.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 El Paso Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,862. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of El Paso Community College grew by 22.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,943
Room and Board
$1,134
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at El Paso Community College was of $8,943 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.483% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,134. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.443% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at El Paso Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 14.3% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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.
3.57%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at El Paso Community College was 3.57%, which represents 31 out of the 868 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

El Paso Community College had a total enrollment of 24,398 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at El Paso Community College is 6,847 students and the part-time enrollment is 17,551. This means that 28.1% of students enrolled at El Paso Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at El Paso Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.676% Asian, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.221% Two or More Races, and 0.0615% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at El Paso Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (46.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36.8%) and White Female (2.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at El Paso Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,398 students. The full-time enrollment at El Paso Community College is 6,847 and the part-time enrollment is 17,551. This means that 28.1% of students enrolled at El Paso Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 El Paso Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), El Paso 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
    20,731 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,204 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    372 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at El Paso Community College is 85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.676% Asian, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.221% Two or More Races, and 0.0615% 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, 1,528 students (6.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,179 more women than men received degrees from El Paso Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at El Paso Community College is hispanic or latino (3,433 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (300 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at El Paso Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,232 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (289 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (223 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at El Paso Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,379 degrees awarded), Protective Services (275 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (133 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (212,375 people), Other managers (176,561 people), Police officers (152,830 people), Social workers, all other (123,683 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (93,005 people).

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,379 degrees awarded), Protective Services (275 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (133 degrees), Psychology (211 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 El Paso Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,379 degrees awarded), Protective Services (275 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (133 degrees), Psychology (211 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 El Paso Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (562,974 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (391,386 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (270,296 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,542 people), and Outpatient care centers (200,780 people).

The most specialized majors at El Paso Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,379 degrees awarded), Protective Services (275 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (133 degrees), Psychology (211 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 El Paso Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,232 degrees awarded
  2. 289 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at El Paso Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,232 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,433
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,612
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,433 degrees were awarded to men at El Paso Community College, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,612).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 390 degrees were awarded to men at El Paso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.463 times less than the 842 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 842 degrees were awarded to men at El Paso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.16 times more than the 390 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from El Paso Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at El Paso Community College is Female and Asian (75% 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, 4.19% of graduates (27 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
    3,433 degrees awarded
  2. White
    300 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at El Paso Community College is hispanic or latino (3,433 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (300 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (136 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,241 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,192 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at El Paso Community College is hispanic or latino female (2,241 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1192 degrees).

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Operations

El Paso Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $788k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.28M (163%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, El Paso Community College had a total salary expenditure of 199M. El Paso Community College employs 159 Professors, 81 Associate professors and 73 Lecturers. Most academics at El Paso Community College are Female Professor (84), Male Professor (75), and Female Associate professor (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Paso Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 277 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 127 employees, and Management with 102 employees.

Endowment

$788k
2022 Endowment
0.735%
growth from 2021

El Paso Community College has an endowment valued at about $788k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of El Paso Community College grew 0.735% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.42M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

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Salary Expenditure

$89.6M
2022 Salaries
8.46%
growth from 2021

In 2022, El Paso Community College paid a median of $89.6M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($199M) and a 8.46% 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

$22.6M
Instructional Salaries
391
Number of Employees

In 2022, El Paso Community College paid a total of $22.6M to 391 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
159 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
277 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at El Paso Community College were Professor with 159 employees, Associate professor with 81 employees, and Lecturer with 73 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at El Paso Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 277 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 127 employees, and Management with 102 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 El Paso Community College was Female Professor with 84 employees, Male Professor with 75 employees, and Female Associate professor with 44 employees.

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