Raritan Valley Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,176
3.57% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,715
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.68%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,321
39.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.2%
368 Graduates

About

Raritan Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Somerset County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Raritan Valley Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (226 degrees awarded), General Business (165 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (150 degrees).

In 2022, 1,146 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Raritan Valley Community College. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (602 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $4,176, which is $−3,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $4,176, which is $−3,936 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,715.

In 2022, 31% of undergraduate students attending Raritan Valley Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,176
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Raritan Valley Community College was $4,176. The cost of tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is $−3,936 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,715
2022 Value
9.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Raritan Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,715. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Raritan Valley Community College grew by 9.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Raritan Valley Community College was of $10,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

31% of undergraduate students at Raritan Valley Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.06% with respect to 2021, when 33% 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.
2.68%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Raritan Valley Community College was 2.68%, which represents 12 out of the 447 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Raritan Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 6,321 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College is 2,521 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,800. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Raritan Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% White, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.34% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.1%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,321 students. The full-time enrollment at Raritan Valley Community College is 2,521 and the part-time enrollment is 3,800. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Raritan Valley Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Raritan Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,287 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,493 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    653 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Raritan Valley Community College is 36.2% White, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.34% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.158% 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.

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, 1,279 students (20.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 146 more women than men received degrees from Raritan Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Raritan Valley Community College is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Raritan Valley Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (226 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (165 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (150 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Raritan Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (150,785 people), Police officers (144,737 people), Other managers (127,575 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (67,473 people), and Secondary school teachers (59,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), and Protective Services (55 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 Raritan Valley Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), and Protective Services (55 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 Raritan Valley Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,797 people), Elementary & secondary schools (331,720 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (190,495 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (134,438 people), and Computer Systems Design (85,737 people).

The most specialized majors at Raritan Valley Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (153 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), and Protective Services (55 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 Raritan Valley Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 226 degrees awarded
  2. 165 degrees awarded
  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Raritan Valley Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 226 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

500
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
646
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 500 degrees were awarded to men at Raritan Valley Community College, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (646).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Raritan Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.02 times more than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Raritan Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.983 times less than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Raritan Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Raritan Valley Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.15% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    602 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Raritan Valley Community College is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (219 degrees).

7.42% of degree recipients (85 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    326 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Raritan Valley Community College is white female (326 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Raritan Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.14M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 12.8k (1.13%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Raritan Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of 68.6M. Raritan Valley Community College employs 40 Professors, 32 Assistant professors and 27 Associate professors. Most academics at Raritan Valley Community College are Female Professor (25), Female Assistant professor (17), and Male Professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

Endowment

$1.14M
2022 Endowment
0.331%
growth from 2021

Raritan Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.14M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Raritan Valley Community College grew 0.331% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.07M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.5M
2022 Salaries
6.51%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Raritan Valley Community College paid a median of $32.5M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($68.6M) and a 6.51% 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

$9.83M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2022, Raritan Valley Community College paid a total of $9.83M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College were Professor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Raritan Valley Community College was Female Professor with 25 employees, Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Raritan Valley Community College.

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