Black River Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,448
13.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,480
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,566
44.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.7%
99 Graduates

About

Black River Technical College is a higher education institution located in Randolph County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Black River Technical College were General Studies (133 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (75 degrees), and Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (68 degrees).

In 2022, 1,859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Black River Technical 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 white (1,675 degrees), 26.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Black River Technical College is $2,448, which is $−5,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Black River Technical College is $2,448, which is $−5,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,480.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Black River Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,448
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Black River Technical College was $2,448. The cost of tuition at Black River Technical College is $−5,664 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,480
2022 Value
20.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Black River Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,480. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Black River Technical College grew by 20.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,481
Room and Board
$2,696
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Black River Technical College was of $5,481 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.91% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,696. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Black River Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2021, when 78% 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.
2.86%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Black River Technical College was 2.86%, which represents 7 out of the 245 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Black River Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,566 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Black River Technical College is 702 students and the part-time enrollment is 864. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Black River Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Black River Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.3% White, 2.87% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Black or African American, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.702% Asian, 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Black River Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.8%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Female (1.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Black River Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Black River Technical College is 702 and the part-time enrollment is 864. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Black River Technical 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 Black River Technical College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Black River Technical 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. White
    1,430 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    45 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    40 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Black River Technical College is 91.3% White, 2.87% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Black or African American, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.702% Asian, 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% 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, 541 more women than men received degrees from Black River Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Black River Technical College is white (1,675 degrees awarded). There were 26.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Black River Technical College is General Studies (133 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (75 degrees) and Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (68 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Black River Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (71 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (91 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 Black River Technical College are Registered nurses (1,412,878 people), Medical & health services managers (162,365 people), Other managers (157,941 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,187 people), and Police officers (138,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Black River Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (71 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Protective Services (149 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (454 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 Black River Technical College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Black River Technical College are Precision Production (71 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Protective Services (149 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (454 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 Black River Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,539,152 people), Elementary & secondary schools (387,119 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (349,597 people), Outpatient care centers (260,811 people), and Offices of physicians (213,523 people).

The most specialized majors at Black River Technical College are Precision Production (71 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Protective Services (149 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (454 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 Black River Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 133 degrees awarded
  2. 75 degrees awarded
  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Black River Technical College was General Studies with 133 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

659
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,200
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 659 degrees were awarded to men at Black River Technical College, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,200).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Black River Technical College in General Studies, which is 0.352 times less than the 304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 444 degrees were awarded to men at Black River Technical College in Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services, which is 7.93 times more than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Black River Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Black River Technical College is Male and Black or African American (100% 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
    1,675 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Black River Technical College is white (1,675 degrees awarded). There were 26.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

0.807% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,061 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    614 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Black River Technical College is white female (1,061 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (614 degrees).

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Operations

Black River Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $143k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 54.5k (38.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Black River Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 20.7M. Black River Technical College employs 57 No academic ranks. Most academics at Black River Technical College are Female No academic rank (36), and Male No academic rank (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black River Technical College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 15 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Endowment

$143k
2022 Endowment

Black River Technical College has an endowment valued at about $143k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Black River Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.07M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.51M
2022 Salaries
1.73%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Black River Technical College paid a median of $7.51M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($20.7M) and a 1.73% 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

$2.6M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2022, Black River Technical College paid a total of $2.6M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% 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

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Black River Technical College was No academic rank with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black River Technical College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees, and Service with 14 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 Black River Technical College was Female No academic rank with 36 employees, and Male No academic rank with 21 employees.

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