Copper Mountain Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$9,038
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,402
26.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.7%
22 Graduates

About

Copper Mountain Community College is a higher education institution located in San Bernardino County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Copper Mountain Community College were Biological & Physical Sciences (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (24 degrees), and Registered Nursing (21 degrees).

In 2022, 310 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Copper Mountain Community College. 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (135 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Copper Mountain Community 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 Copper Mountain Community 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 $9,038.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Copper Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Copper Mountain Community College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Copper Mountain Community 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

$9,038
2022 Value
3.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Copper Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,038. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Copper Mountain Community College grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Copper Mountain Community College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% 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 did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Copper Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.1% with respect to 2021, when 73% 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.
4%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Copper Mountain Community College was 4%, which represents 3 out of the 75 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

Copper Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 1,402 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Copper Mountain Community College is 370 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,032. This means that 26.4% of students enrolled at Copper Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Copper Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.4% Hispanic or Latino, 37.4% White, 7.49% Two or More Races, 7.42% Black or African American, 4.92% Asian, 0.856% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.428% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Copper Mountain Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.8%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and White Male (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Copper Mountain Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,402 students. The full-time enrollment at Copper Mountain Community College is 370 and the part-time enrollment is 1,032. This means that 26.4% of students enrolled at Copper Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 Copper Mountain Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Copper Mountain 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. Hispanic or Latino
    566 enrolled students
  2. White
    524 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    105 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Copper Mountain Community College is 40.4% Hispanic or Latino, 37.4% White, 7.49% Two or More Races, 7.42% Black or African American, 4.92% Asian, 0.856% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.428% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 140 more women than men received degrees from Copper Mountain Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Copper Mountain Community College is white (135 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Copper Mountain Community College is Biological & Physical Sciences (76 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (24 degrees) and Registered Nursing (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Copper Mountain Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (63 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Copper Mountain Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (149,061 people), Police officers (139,413 people), Other managers (131,187 people), Secondary school teachers (83,291 people), and Software developers (80,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Copper Mountain Community College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (63 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (12 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 Copper Mountain 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 Copper Mountain Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (63 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Copper Mountain Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (343,957 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (335,911 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (164,472 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (149,771 people), and Computer Systems Design (136,733 people).

The most specialized majors at Copper Mountain Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (63 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (12 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 Copper Mountain Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Copper Mountain Community College was Biological & Physical Sciences with 76 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

85
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
225
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Copper Mountain Community College, which is 0.378 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (225).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Copper Mountain Community College in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 0.288 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Copper Mountain Community College in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 3.47 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Copper Mountain Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Copper Mountain Community College is Male and Asian (50% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    135 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Copper Mountain Community College is white (135 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

4.84% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    99 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    98 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Copper Mountain Community College is hispanic or latino female (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (98 degrees).

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Operations

Copper Mountain Community College employs 30 Instructors. Most academics at Copper Mountain Community College are Male Instructor (16), and Female Instructor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Copper Mountain Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 14 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$15.7M
2022 Salaries
7.61%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Copper Mountain Community College paid a median of $15.7M in salaries, a 7.61% 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

$2.94M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2022, Copper Mountain Community College paid a total of $2.94M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.7% 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
30 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Copper Mountain Community College was Instructor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Copper Mountain Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Copper Mountain Community College was Male Instructor with 16 employees, and Female Instructor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Copper Mountain Community College.

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