Estrella Mountain Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,040
2022 Average Net Price
$11,420
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
9,620
25.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
17.6%
143 Graduates

About

Estrella Mountain Community College is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Estrella Mountain Community College were General Art Studies (719 degrees awarded), Natural Sciences (105 degrees), and General Business (97 degrees).

In 2022, 2,334 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Estrella Mountain Community College. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,327 degrees), 2.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (647 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−6,072 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $2,040, which is $−6,072 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,420.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Estrella Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College was $2,040. The cost of tuition at Estrella Mountain Community College is $−6,072 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,420
2022 Value
6.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Estrella Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,420. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Estrella Mountain Community College grew by 6.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,496
Room and Board
$1,464
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Estrella Mountain Community College was of $8,496 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.81% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,464. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.543% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Estrella Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 100% with respect to 2021, when 48% 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.
3.31%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Estrella Mountain Community College was 3.31%, which represents 38 out of the 1149 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

Estrella Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 9,620 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 2,421 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,199. This means that 25.2% of students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Estrella Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.7% Hispanic or Latino, 24.2% White, 7.16% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.51% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.5%) and White Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Estrella Mountain Community College is 2,421 and the part-time enrollment is 7,199. This means that 25.2% of students enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Estrella Mountain Community College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Estrella Mountain Community 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
    5,549 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,329 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    689 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Estrella Mountain Community College is 57.7% Hispanic or Latino, 24.2% White, 7.16% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.51% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.218% 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, 117 students (1.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 836 more women than men received degrees from Estrella Mountain Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (1,327 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (647 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Estrella Mountain Community College is General Art Studies (719 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Sciences (105 degrees) and General Business (97 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Estrella Mountain Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (734 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (604 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Other managers (232,338 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (217,262 people), Postsecondary teachers (157,738 people), Police officers (143,846 people), and Secondary school teachers (107,634 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (734 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (604 degrees), Protective Services (154 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (108 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 Estrella Mountain 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (734 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (604 degrees), Protective Services (154 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (108 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 Estrella Mountain Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (483,205 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,238 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,750 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (242,606 people), and Computer Systems Design (193,343 people).

The most specialized majors at Estrella Mountain Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (734 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (604 degrees), Protective Services (154 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (108 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 Estrella Mountain Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 540 degrees awarded
  2. 93 degrees awarded
  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Estrella Mountain Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 540 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

749
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,585
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 749 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College, which is 0.473 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,585).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 0.354 times less than the 531 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 531 degrees were awarded to men at Estrella Mountain Community College in General Art Studies, which is 2.82 times more than the 188 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Estrella Mountain Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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 (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Estrella Mountain Community College is Female and Asian (37.5% 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, 5.59% of graduates (8 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
    1,327 degrees awarded
  2. White
    647 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino (1,327 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (647 degrees).

1.16% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    886 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    444 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    441 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Estrella Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino female (886 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (444 degrees).

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Operations

Estrella Mountain Community College employs 104 No academic ranks. Most academics at Estrella Mountain Community College are Female No academic rank (63), and Male No academic rank (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 65 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$30.1M
2022 Salaries
1.84%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a median of $30.1M in salaries, a 1.84% 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

$9.09M
Instructional Salaries
104
Number of Employees

In 2022, Estrella Mountain Community College paid a total of $9.09M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% 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
104 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College was No academic rank with 104 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Estrella Mountain Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 65 employees, Management with 37 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services 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 Estrella Mountain Community College was Female No academic rank with 63 employees, and Male No academic rank with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Estrella Mountain Community College.

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