Wharton County Junior College (229841)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$768
2022 Average Net Price
$3,985
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,495
41.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16%
220 Graduates

About

Wharton County Junior College (229841) is a higher education institution located in Wharton County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Wharton County Junior College (229841) were General Studies (192 degrees awarded), General Business (69 degrees), and Chemical Technology (50 degrees).

In 2022, 865 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wharton County Junior College (229841). 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (376 degrees), 1.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (322 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is $768, which is $−7,344 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is $768, which is $−7,344 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,985.

In 2022, 38% of undergraduate students attending Wharton County Junior College (229841) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$768
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wharton County Junior College (229841) was $768. The cost of tuition at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is $−7,344 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$3,985
2022 Value
6.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wharton County Junior College (229841) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,985. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wharton County Junior College (229841) grew by 6.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,705
Room and Board
$1,381
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wharton County Junior College (229841) was of $5,705 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.63% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,381. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.436% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Wharton County Junior College (229841) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 13.6% with respect to 2021, when 44% 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.
4.01%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wharton County Junior College (229841) was 4.01%, which represents 26 out of the 649 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

Wharton County Junior College (229841) had a total enrollment of 5,495 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is 2,275 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,220. This means that 41.4% of students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wharton County Junior College (229841), both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% Hispanic or Latino, 27% White, 13.6% Asian, 10.9% Black or African American, 1.31% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College (229841) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.1%) and White Male (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wharton County Junior College (229841) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,495 students. The full-time enrollment at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is 2,275 and the part-time enrollment is 3,220. This means that 41.4% of students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Wharton County Junior College (229841) was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Wharton County Junior College (229841) 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
    2,533 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,485 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    749 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is 46.1% Hispanic or Latino, 27% White, 13.6% Asian, 10.9% Black or African American, 1.31% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% 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, 40 students (0.728%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 123 more women than men received degrees from Wharton County Junior College (229841). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is hispanic or latino (376 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (322 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is General Studies (192 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (69 degrees) and Chemical Technology (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wharton County Junior College (229841), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (73 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (46 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 Wharton County Junior College (229841) are Registered nurses (1,403,733 people), Medical & health services managers (156,400 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,529 people), Pharmacists (135,090 people), and Other managers (116,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College (229841) in 2022 are Science Technologies (73 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (46 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 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 Wharton County Junior College (229841) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are Science Technologies (73 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (46 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,517,924 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,221 people), Outpatient care centers (248,424 people), Offices of physicians (209,642 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (170,431 people).

The most specialized majors at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are Science Technologies (73 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (46 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (192 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 Wharton County Junior College (229841).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Wharton County Junior College (229841) was General Studies with 192 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

371
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
494
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 371 degrees were awarded to men at Wharton County Junior College (229841), which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (494).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Wharton County Junior College (229841) in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.17 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Wharton County Junior College (229841) in General Studies, which is 2.37 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Wharton County Junior College (229841) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    376 degrees awarded
  2. White
    322 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is hispanic or latino (376 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (322 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. Hispanic or Latino Female
    229 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    163 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wharton County Junior College (229841) is hispanic or latino female (229 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (163 degrees).

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Operations

Wharton County Junior College (229841) has an endowment valued at nearly $12.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−18.3%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Wharton County Junior College (229841) had a total salary expenditure of 55.5M. Wharton County Junior College (229841) employs 161 No academic ranks. Most academics at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are Female No academic rank (97), and Male No academic rank (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College (229841) are: Business and Financial Operations, with 40 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Endowment

$12.3M
2022 Endowment
8.67%
decline from 2021

Wharton County Junior College (229841) has an endowment valued at about $12.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wharton County Junior College (229841) declined 8.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.09M higher 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.76M - Federal
  2. $92.7k - State
  3. $299k - Local

As of 2022, Wharton County Junior College (229841) received $6.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $92.7k from state grants and contracts, and $299k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.4M
2022 Salaries
1.82%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Wharton County Junior College (229841) paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($55.5M) and a 1.82% 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

$9.68M
Instructional Salaries
161
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wharton County Junior College (229841) paid a total of $9.68M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
161 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College (229841) was No academic rank with 161 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wharton County Junior College (229841) were Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees, Management with 31 employees, and Service with 26 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 Wharton County Junior College (229841) was Female No academic rank with 97 employees, and Male No academic rank with 64 employees.

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