Mt Sierra College

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2018 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,220
2018 Average Net Price
$18,893
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
2.17%
on Student Loans
2018 Enrolled Students
130
86.2% Full-Time

About

Mt Sierra College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2018, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Mt Sierra College were Computer & Information Systems Security (13 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (10 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees).

In 2018, 58 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mt Sierra College. 20.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 79.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (24 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mt Sierra College is $14,220, which is $−14,110 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2018, the median undergraduate tuition at Mt Sierra College is $14,220

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,893.

In 2018, 81% of undergraduate students attending Mt Sierra College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,220
2018 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2018, the cost of tuition at Mt Sierra College was $14,220.

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Average Net Price

$18,893
2018 Value
14.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Mt Sierra College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,893. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Mt Sierra College grew by 14.2%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Mt Sierra College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 13.8% with respect to 2017, when 94% 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.
2.17%
2015 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Mt Sierra College was 2.17%, which represents 4 out of the 184 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

Mt Sierra College had a total enrollment of 130 students in 2018. The full-time enrollment at Mt Sierra College is 112 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Mt Sierra College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mt Sierra College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.6% Asian, 10% Two or More Races, 9.23% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 1.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.769% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mt Sierra College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (24.1%), followed by Asian Male (13.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mt Sierra College in 2018, both undergraduate and graduate, is 130 students. The full-time enrollment at Mt Sierra College is 112 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Mt Sierra College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2018 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 Mt Sierra College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Mt Sierra College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    47 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    19 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    13 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mt Sierra College is 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.6% Asian, 10% Two or More Races, 9.23% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 1.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.769% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 12 students (9.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 34 fewer women than men received degrees from Mt Sierra College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mt Sierra College is hispanic or latino (24 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mt Sierra College is Computer & Information Systems Security (13 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (10 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mt Sierra College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College in 2018 are Communication Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Business (10 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Mt Sierra College are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Communication Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Business (10 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Mt Sierra College are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Mt Sierra College are Communication Technologies (6 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Business (10 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Mt Sierra College.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 13 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mt Sierra College was Computer & Information Systems Security with 13 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

46
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
12
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Mt Sierra College, which is 3.83 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (12).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Mt Sierra College in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 12 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Mt Sierra College in Graphic Design, which is 1 times approximately the same the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2018 at Mt Sierra College is Female and Asian (100% 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 (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded
  2. White
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mt Sierra College is hispanic or latino (24 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (9 degrees).

12.1% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    17 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mt Sierra College is hispanic or latino male (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (9 degrees).

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Operations

Mt Sierra College employs 6 Instructors. Most academics at Mt Sierra College are Male Instructor (5), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mt Sierra College are: Management, with 5 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 5 employees, and Sales and related with 4 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$3.1M
2018 Salaries
1.5%
decline from 2017

In 2018, Mt Sierra College paid a median of $3.1M in salaries, a 1.5% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$277k
Instructional Salaries
6
Number of Employees

In 2018, Mt Sierra College paid a total of $277k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.93% 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
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2018, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mt Sierra College was Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2018, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mt Sierra College were Management with 5 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees, and Sales and related with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2018)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2018, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mt Sierra College was Male Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mt Sierra College.

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