Taft College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$7,991
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
4,508
18.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.6%
134 Graduates

About

Taft College is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Taft College were Humanistic Studies (72 degrees awarded), General Health Services (65 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (57 degrees).

In 2022, 619 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Taft College. 79.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (371 degrees), 2.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Taft College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Taft College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,991.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Taft College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Taft College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Taft College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,991
2022 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Taft College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,991. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Taft College grew by 11.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,951
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Taft College was of $11,951 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.42% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Taft College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.02% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Taft College had a total enrollment of 4,508 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Taft College is 840 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,668. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at Taft College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Taft College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.1% Hispanic or Latino, 18.5% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.26% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.311% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Taft College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (41%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and White Female (18.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Taft College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,508 students. The full-time enrollment at Taft College is 840 and the part-time enrollment is 3,668. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at Taft College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Taft College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Taft College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,936 enrolled students
  2. White
    834 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    147 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Taft College is 65.1% Hispanic or Latino, 18.5% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.26% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.311% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 403 students (8.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 361 more women than men received degrees from Taft College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Taft College is hispanic or latino (371 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (161 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Taft College is Humanistic Studies (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (65 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (57 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Taft College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and History (13 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 Taft College are Physicians (436,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (216,969 people), Other managers (198,687 people), Postsecondary teachers (176,410 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (155,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Taft College in 2022 are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), History (13 degrees), Biology (52 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Taft College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Taft College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), History (13 degrees), Biology (52 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Taft College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (570,894 people), Elementary & secondary schools (516,976 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (415,928 people), Offices of physicians (223,460 people), and Scientific research & development services (154,992 people).

The most specialized majors at Taft College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), History (13 degrees), Biology (52 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Taft College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 72 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Taft College was Humanistic Studies with 72 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

129
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
490
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Taft College, which is 0.263 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (490).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Taft College in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 0.357 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Taft College in Child Care Provider, which is 43 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Taft 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Taft College is Female and Two or More Races (80% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    371 degrees awarded
  2. White
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Taft College is hispanic or latino (371 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (161 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    300 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Taft College is hispanic or latino female (300 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (121 degrees).

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Operations

Taft College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.43M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−37%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Taft College had a total salary expenditure of 48M. Taft College employs 35 Professors, 13 Associate professors and 1 No academic ranks. Most academics at Taft College are Female Professor (19), Male Professor (16), and Male Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Taft College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Endowment

$2.43M
2022 Endowment
0.281%
decline from 2021

Taft College has an endowment valued at about $2.43M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Taft College declined 0.281% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.78M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M
2022 Salaries
6.37%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Taft College paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($48M) and a 6.37% 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

$5.7M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2022, Taft College paid a total of $5.7M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% 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
35 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Taft College were Professor with 35 employees, Associate professor with 13 employees, and No academic rank with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Taft College were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees, Management with 33 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Taft College was Female Professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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