High Desert Medical College (484002)

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2015 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,857
2022 Average Net Price
$26,913
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,663
96.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.9%
405 Graduates

About

High Desert Medical College (484002) is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at High Desert Medical College (484002) were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (109 degrees awarded) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (83 degrees).

In 2022, 855 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at High Desert Medical College (484002). 91.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 8.07% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (470 degrees), 3.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at High Desert Medical College (484002) is $29,857, which is $17,175 more than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2015, the median undergraduate tuition at High Desert Medical College (484002) is $29,857

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,913.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending High Desert Medical College (484002) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,857
2015 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2015, the cost of tuition at High Desert Medical College (484002) was $29,857.

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Average Net Price

$26,913
2022 Value
29.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 High Desert Medical College (484002) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,913. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of High Desert Medical College (484002) grew by 29.8%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at High Desert Medical College (484002) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 43.5% with respect to 2021, when 46% 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.
1.16%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at High Desert Medical College (484002) was 1.16%, which represents 4 out of the 345 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

High Desert Medical College (484002) had a total enrollment of 1,663 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at High Desert Medical College (484002) is 1,612 students and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 96.9% of students enrolled at High Desert Medical College (484002) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at High Desert Medical College (484002), both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.5% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 5.17% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.661% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.481% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at High Desert Medical College (484002) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (51.6%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at High Desert Medical College (484002) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,663 students. The full-time enrollment at High Desert Medical College (484002) is 1,612 and the part-time enrollment is 51.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 High Desert Medical College (484002) was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), High Desert Medical College (484002) 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
    923 enrolled students
  2. White
    307 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    218 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at High Desert Medical College (484002) is 55.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.5% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 5.17% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.661% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.481% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 717 more women than men received degrees from High Desert Medical College (484002). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at High Desert Medical College (484002) is hispanic or latino (470 degrees awarded). There were 3.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at High Desert Medical College (484002) is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (109 degrees awarded), followed by Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (83 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at High Desert Medical College (484002), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (782 degrees awarded).

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 High Desert Medical College (484002) are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at High Desert Medical College (484002) in 2022 are Health (782 degrees awarded) (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 High Desert Medical College (484002) are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at High Desert Medical College (484002) are Health (782 degrees awarded) (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 High Desert Medical College (484002) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at High Desert Medical College (484002) are Health (782 degrees awarded) (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 High Desert Medical College (484002).

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at High Desert Medical College (484002) was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 109 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

69
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
786
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at High Desert Medical College (484002), which is 0.0878 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (786).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at High Desert Medical College (484002) in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 0.121 times less than the 247 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 247 degrees were awarded to men at High Desert Medical College (484002) in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 8.23 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from High Desert Medical College (484002) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at High Desert Medical College (484002) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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
    470 degrees awarded
  2. White
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at High Desert Medical College (484002) is hispanic or latino (470 degrees awarded). There were 3.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

1.99% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    433 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at High Desert Medical College (484002) is hispanic or latino female (433 degrees awarded). There were 2.99 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (145 degrees).

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Operations

High Desert Medical College (484002) employs 32 Instructors. Most academics at High Desert Medical College (484002) are Female Instructor (26), and Male Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at High Desert Medical College (484002) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 34 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$11.6M
2022 Salaries
71.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, High Desert Medical College (484002) paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, a 71.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.37M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2022, High Desert Medical College (484002) paid a total of $2.37M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
32 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 High Desert Medical College (484002) was Instructor with 32 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at High Desert Medical College (484002) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees, Management with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 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 High Desert Medical College (484002) was Female Instructor with 26 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at High Desert Medical College (484002).

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