Living Arts College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,324
2021 Average Net Price
$23,814
After Financial Aid
2021 Enrolled Students
203
90.1% Full-Time

About

Living Arts College is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Living Arts College were Medical Assistant (30 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (6 degrees), and Cinematography & Film Production (2 degrees).

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Living Arts College. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (40 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Living Arts College is $15,324, which is $−13,006 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Living Arts College is $15,324, which is $−13,006 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,814.

In 2021, 85% of undergraduate students attending Living Arts College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,324
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Living Arts College was $15,324. The cost of tuition at Living Arts College is $−13,006 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,814
2021 Value
1.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Living Arts College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,814. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Living Arts College grew by 1.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,550
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Living Arts College was of $10,550 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Living Arts College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 6.59% with respect to 2020, when 91% 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.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Living Arts College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 160 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Living Arts College had a total enrollment of 203 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Living Arts College is 183 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Living Arts College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Living Arts College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.1% Black or African American, 25.6% White, 8.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.48% Asian, and 0.985% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Living Arts College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (30.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.1%) and White Female (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Living Arts College in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 203 students. The full-time enrollment at Living Arts College is 183 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Living Arts College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2021 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 Living Arts College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Living Arts College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Black or African American
    124 enrolled students
  2. White
    52 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Living Arts College is 61.1% Black or African American, 25.6% White, 8.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.48% Asian, and 0.985% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 32 more women than men received degrees from Living Arts College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Living Arts College is black or african american (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (22 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Living Arts College is Medical Assistant (30 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (6 degrees) and Cinematography & Film Production (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Living Arts College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Health (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 Living Arts College are Registered nurses (1,420,157 people), Software developers (569,759 people), Other managers (239,379 people), Medical & health services managers (163,155 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (147,570 people).

The most specialized majors at Living Arts College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), Health (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 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 Living Arts College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Living Arts College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), Health (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 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 Living Arts College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,585,006 people), Computer Systems Design (649,416 people), Elementary & secondary schools (452,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,996 people), and Outpatient care centers (267,580 people).

The most specialized majors at Living Arts College are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), Health (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (10 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 Living Arts College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Living Arts College was Medical Assistant with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

21
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
53
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Living Arts College, which is 0.396 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (53).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Living Arts College in Recording Arts Technology. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Living Arts College in Medical Assistant, which is 14 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Living Arts College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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. Black or African American
    40 degrees awarded
  2. White
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Living Arts College is black or african american (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (22 degrees).

1.35% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    32 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Living Arts College is black or african american female (32 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (15 degrees).

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Operations

Living Arts College employs 15 Instructors. Most academics at Living Arts College are Male Instructor (9), and Female Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Living Arts College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.84M
2021 Salaries
9.38%
growth from 2020

In 2021, Living Arts College paid a median of $1.84M in salaries, a 9.38% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$675k
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2021, Living Arts College paid a total of $675k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Living Arts College was Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Living Arts College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Living Arts College was Male Instructor with 9 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

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