Skagit Valley College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,917
2.38% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,487
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.97%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,860
49.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.2%
181 Graduates

About

Skagit Valley College is a higher education institution located in Skagit County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Skagit Valley College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (324 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (73 degrees), and General Business (30 degrees).

In 2022, 974 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skagit Valley College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (580 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skagit Valley College is $3,917, which is $−8,047 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Skagit Valley College is $3,917, which is $−8,047 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,487.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Skagit Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,917
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College was $3,917. The cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College is $−8,047 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$9,487
2022 Value
3.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Skagit Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,487. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Skagit Valley College grew by 3.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,650
Room and Board
$960
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skagit Valley College was of $9,650 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.521% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. 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
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Skagit Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27% with respect to 2021, when 37% 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.
2.97%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Skagit Valley College was 2.97%, which represents 8 out of the 269 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Skagit Valley College had a total enrollment of 3,860 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Skagit Valley College is 1,910 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,950. This means that 49.5% of students enrolled at Skagit Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skagit Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.3% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 1.92% Black or African American, 0.751% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Skagit Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skagit Valley College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Skagit Valley College is 1,910 and the part-time enrollment is 1,950. This means that 49.5% of students enrolled at Skagit Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2014 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 Skagit Valley College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Skagit Valley 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
    1,942 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    955 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    226 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Skagit Valley College is 50.3% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 1.92% Black or African American, 0.751% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.44% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 463 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 220 more women than men received degrees from Skagit Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skagit Valley College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Skagit Valley College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (324 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (73 degrees) and General Business (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Skagit Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), and Health (275 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,624,977 people), Registered nurses (1,449,712 people), Secondary school teachers (475,119 people), Education administrators (274,787 people), and Postsecondary teachers (224,571 people).

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (91 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 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 Skagit Valley College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (91 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 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 Skagit Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,952,421 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,655,050 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,129 people), Outpatient care centers (293,961 people), and Offices of physicians (257,669 people).

The most specialized majors at Skagit Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (324 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (91 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (24 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 Skagit Valley College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 324 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Skagit Valley College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 324 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

377
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
597
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 377 degrees were awarded to men at Skagit Valley College, which is 0.631 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (597).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Skagit Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.55 times less than the 209 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Skagit Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.82 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Skagit Valley College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 1.66% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    580 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skagit Valley College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

2.57% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    348 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    232 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Skagit Valley College is white female (348 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (232 degrees).

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Operations

Skagit Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 50.9k (0.325%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Skagit Valley College had a total salary expenditure of 69.9M. Skagit Valley College employs 95 No academic ranks. Most academics at Skagit Valley College are Female No academic rank (56), and Male No academic rank (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skagit Valley College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 114 employees, Management, with 75 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees.

Endowment

$15.7M
2022 Endowment
17.9%
decline from 2021

Skagit Valley College has an endowment valued at about $15.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Skagit Valley College declined 17.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.01M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.1M - Federal
  2. $3.27M - State
  3. $6.2M - Local

As of 2022, Skagit Valley College received $21.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.27M from state grants and contracts, and $6.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.2M
2022 Salaries
0.823%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Skagit Valley College paid a median of $30.2M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($69.9M) and a 0.823% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.5M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2022, Skagit Valley College paid a total of $7.5M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skagit Valley College was No academic rank with 95 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skagit Valley College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 114 employees, Management with 75 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skagit Valley College was Female No academic rank with 56 employees, and Male No academic rank with 39 employees.

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