Compton College (112686)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$4,877
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,082
18.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
11%
34 Graduates

About

Compton College (112686) is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Compton College (112686) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (226 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (112 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (106 degrees).

In 2022, 990 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Compton College (112686). 70.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (692 degrees), 2.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (238 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Compton College (112686) is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Compton College (112686) is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,877.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Compton College (112686) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Compton College (112686) was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Compton College (112686) is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$4,877
2022 Value
55.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Compton College (112686) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,877. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Compton College (112686) grew by 55.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,682
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Compton College (112686) was of $11,682 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.64% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Compton College (112686) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 32.7% with respect to 2021, when 49% 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%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Compton College (112686) was 3%, which represents 3 out of the 100 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

Compton College (112686) had a total enrollment of 4,082 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Compton College (112686) is 740 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,342. This means that 18.1% of students enrolled at Compton College (112686) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Compton College (112686), both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.3% Hispanic or Latino, 23% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 2.62% Two or More Races, 1.94% White, 0.563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Compton College (112686) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (19.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Compton College (112686) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,082 students. The full-time enrollment at Compton College (112686) is 740 and the part-time enrollment is 3,342. This means that 18.1% of students enrolled at Compton College (112686) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Compton College (112686) was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Compton College (112686) 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
    2,666 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    939 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    217 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Compton College (112686) is 65.3% Hispanic or Latino, 23% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 2.62% Two or More Races, 1.94% White, 0.563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.171% 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, 398 more women than men received degrees from Compton College (112686). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Compton College (112686) is hispanic or latino (692 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (238 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Compton College (112686) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (226 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (112 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (106 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Compton College (112686), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), and Human Sciences (42 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Compton College (112686) are Elementary & middle school teachers (237,662 people), Other managers (154,750 people), Social workers, all other (115,883 people), Registered nurses (91,008 people), and Education administrators (85,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Compton College (112686) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Human Sciences (42 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), and Precision Production (17 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 Compton College (112686) are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Compton College (112686) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Human Sciences (42 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), and Precision Production (17 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 Compton College (112686) are Elementary & secondary schools (599,564 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (287,732 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,521 people), Outpatient care centers (189,003 people), and Individual & family services (159,710 people).

The most specialized majors at Compton College (112686) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), Human Sciences (42 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), and Precision Production (17 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 Compton College (112686).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 226 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Compton College (112686) was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 226 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

296
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
694
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Compton College (112686), which is 0.427 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (694).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Compton College (112686) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.432 times less than the 315 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Compton College (112686) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.32 times more than the 136 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
14%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 6% of students graduating from Compton College (112686) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Compton College (112686) is Male and Asian (100% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    692 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    238 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Compton College (112686) is hispanic or latino (692 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (238 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    463 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    229 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Compton College (112686) is hispanic or latino female (463 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (229 degrees).

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Operations

Compton College (112686) employs 99 Instructors. Most academics at Compton College (112686) are Female Instructor (59), and Male Instructor (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Compton College (112686) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 34 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.72M - Federal
  2. $12.7M - State
  3. $228k - Local

As of 2022, Compton College (112686) received $7.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.7M from state grants and contracts, and $228k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.7M
2022 Salaries
9.26%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Compton College (112686) paid a median of $26.7M in salaries, a 9.26% 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

$9.04M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2022, Compton College (112686) paid a total of $9.04M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Compton College (112686) was Instructor with 99 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Compton College (112686) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees, Management with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Compton College (112686) was Female Instructor with 59 employees, and Male Instructor with 40 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Compton College (112686).

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