Columbia Gorge Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,212
4.46% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,539
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.23%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,039
27.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.5%
16 Graduates

About

Columbia Gorge Community College is a higher education institution located in Wasco County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia Gorge Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 degrees awarded), General Studies (53 degrees), and Registered Nursing (20 degrees).

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Gorge Community College. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (99 degrees), 1.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $4,212, which is $−3,900 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $4,212, which is $−3,900 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,539.

In 2022, 48% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Gorge Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,212
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College was $4,212. The cost of tuition at Columbia Gorge Community College is $−3,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,539
2022 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia Gorge Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,539. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia Gorge Community College grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,285
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Gorge Community College was of $12,285 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.88% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Columbia Gorge Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 9.43% with respect to 2021, when 53% 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.
1.23%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Gorge Community College was 1.23%, which represents 1 out of the 81 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

Columbia Gorge Community College had a total enrollment of 1,039 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 290 students and the part-time enrollment is 749. This means that 27.9% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.8% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.866% Asian, 0.674% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.289% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and White Male (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,039 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Gorge Community College is 290 and the part-time enrollment is 749. This means that 27.9% of students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
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 Columbia Gorge Community College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbia Gorge Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    341 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    251 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    16 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia Gorge Community College is 32.8% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.866% Asian, 0.674% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.289% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% Black or African American. 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 66 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Gorge Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia Gorge Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (53 degrees) and Registered Nursing (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Gorge Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (125 degrees awarded), Construction (9 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (6 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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Registered nurses (1,481,846 people), Accountants & auditors (1,041,698 people), Other managers (773,255 people), Financial managers (496,429 people), and Chief executives & legislators (399,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (125 degrees awarded), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), Health (31 degrees), and Business (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 Columbia Gorge Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (125 degrees awarded), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), Health (31 degrees), and Business (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 Columbia Gorge Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,802,138 people), Elementary & secondary schools (770,132 people), Computer Systems Design (560,985 people), Banking & related activities (491,377 people), and Construction (489,945 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Gorge Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (125 degrees awarded), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (6 degrees), Health (31 degrees), and Business (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 Columbia Gorge Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 72 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbia Gorge Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 72 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

59
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
125
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College, which is 0.472 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (125).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College in General Studies, which is 0.472 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Gorge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.8 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 0% of students graduating from Columbia Gorge Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia Gorge Community College is Male and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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. White
    99 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Gorge Community College is white (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

1.63% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    57 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Gorge Community College is white female (65 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (57 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.29M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−16.5%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Columbia Gorge Community College had a total salary expenditure of 14.6M. Columbia Gorge Community College employs 26 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia Gorge Community College are Female Instructor (15), and Male Instructor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College are: Management, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

Endowment

$2.29M
2022 Endowment
13.2%
growth from 2021

Columbia Gorge Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.29M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Gorge Community College grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.92M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.13M
2022 Salaries
28.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a median of $5.13M in salaries, which represents 35.1% of their overall expenditure ($14.6M) and a 28.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.74M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia Gorge Community College paid a total of $1.74M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College was Instructor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Gorge Community College were Management with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 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 Columbia Gorge Community College was Female Instructor with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 11 employees.

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