Centura College-Columbia

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2018 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,750
2018 Average Net Price
$23,436
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
13.7%
on Student Loans
2018 Enrolled Students
60
78.3% Full-Time

About

Centura College-Columbia is a higher education institution located in Richland County, SC. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Centura College-Columbia were HVAC Maintenance (68 degrees awarded) and Medical Office Assistant (31 degrees).

In 2018, 189 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centura College-Columbia. 31.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 68.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (156 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centura College-Columbia is $15,750, which is $809 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2018, the median undergraduate tuition at Centura College-Columbia is $15,750

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,436.

In 2018, 65% of undergraduate students attending Centura College-Columbia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,750
2018 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2018, the cost of tuition at Centura College-Columbia was $15,750.

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Average Net Price

$23,436
2018 Value
8.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Centura College-Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,436. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Centura College-Columbia grew by 8.19%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Centura College-Columbia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 23.5% with respect to 2017, when 85% 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.
13.7%
2015 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Centura College-Columbia was 13.7%, which represents 24 out of the 175 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

Centura College-Columbia had a total enrollment of 60 students in 2018. The full-time enrollment at Centura College-Columbia is 47 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Centura College-Columbia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centura College-Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.3% Black or African American, 11.7% White, and 3.33% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Centura College-Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (53.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (36.2%) and White Male (4.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centura College-Columbia in 2018, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60 students. The full-time enrollment at Centura College-Columbia is 47 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Centura College-Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
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 Centura College-Columbia was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Centura College-Columbia had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. Black or African American
    50 enrolled students
  2. White
    7 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    2 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Centura College-Columbia is 83.3% Black or African American, 11.7% White, and 3.33% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 71 fewer women than men received degrees from Centura College-Columbia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centura College-Columbia is black or african american (156 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Centura College-Columbia is HVAC Maintenance (68 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Office Assistant (31 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Centura College-Columbia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Construction (23 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centura College-Columbia 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 Centura College-Columbia in 2018 are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Construction (23 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (55 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 Centura College-Columbia are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Centura College-Columbia are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Construction (23 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (55 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 Centura College-Columbia 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 Centura College-Columbia are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Construction (23 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (55 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 Centura College-Columbia.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Centura College-Columbia was HVAC Maintenance with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

130
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
59
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Centura College-Columbia, which is 2.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Centura College-Columbia in HVAC Maintenance, which is 16 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Centura College-Columbia in Medical Office Assistant, which is 10 times more than 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2018 at Centura College-Columbia is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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. Black or African American
    156 degrees awarded
  2. White
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centura College-Columbia is black or african american (156 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Black or African American Male
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    50 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centura College-Columbia is black or african american male (106 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (50 degrees).

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Operations

Centura College-Columbia employs 3 No academic ranks. Most academics at Centura College-Columbia are Male No academic rank (3), and Female No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centura College-Columbia are: Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, and Management, with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2M
2018 Salaries
4.05%
growth from 2017

In 2018, Centura College-Columbia paid a median of $2M in salaries, a 4.05% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$110k
Instructional Salaries
3
Number of Employees

In 2018, Centura College-Columbia paid a total of $110k to 3 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.48% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2018, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centura College-Columbia was No academic rank with 3 employees.

In 2018, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centura College-Columbia were Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees, Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2018)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2018, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centura College-Columbia was Male No academic rank with 3 employees, and Female No academic rank with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Centura College-Columbia.

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