Palo Verde College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
2022 Average Net Price
$16,835
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
4,639
11.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30%
24 Graduates

About

Palo Verde College is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Palo Verde College were Humanistic Studies (173 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (38 degrees).

In 2022, 619 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Verde College. 20.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 79.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (357 degrees), 2.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (159 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Palo Verde College is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,835.

In 2022, 55% of undergraduate students attending Palo Verde College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Palo Verde College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Palo Verde College is $−6,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$16,835
2022 Value
18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Palo Verde College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,835. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Palo Verde College grew by 18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$2,124
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palo Verde 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 $2,124. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

55% of undergraduate students at Palo Verde College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.84% with respect to 2021, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Palo Verde College had a total enrollment of 4,639 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 526 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,113. This means that 11.3% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 9.27% Black or African American, 3.3% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.927% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.604% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palo Verde College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (39%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.3%) and White Male (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

11.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Verde College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,639 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Verde College is 526 and the part-time enrollment is 4,113. This means that 11.3% of students enrolled at Palo Verde College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Palo Verde College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Palo Verde 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
    1,926 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,698 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    430 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Palo Verde College is 41.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 9.27% Black or African American, 3.3% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.927% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.604% 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, 211 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 363 fewer women than men received degrees from Palo Verde College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (159 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Palo Verde College is Humanistic Studies (173 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (55 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (38 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Palo Verde College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (93 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Elementary & middle school teachers (188,555 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (122,963 people), Other managers (114,459 people), Secondary school teachers (82,954 people), and Education administrators (60,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (93 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (173 degrees), and History (7 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 Palo Verde College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (93 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (173 degrees), and History (7 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 Palo Verde College are Elementary & secondary schools (411,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,871 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (149,881 people), Legal services (101,310 people), and Computer Systems Design (91,557 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Verde College are Communication Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (93 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (173 degrees), and History (7 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 Palo Verde College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Palo Verde College was Humanistic Studies with 173 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

491
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 491 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College, which is 3.84 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College in Humanistic Studies, which is 6.52 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Verde College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 11 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Palo Verde College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Palo Verde College is Male and Two or More Races (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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    357 degrees awarded
  2. White
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (159 degrees).

0.969% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    265 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Palo Verde College is hispanic or latino male (265 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.66M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−87.9%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Palo Verde College had a total salary expenditure of 33.6M. Palo Verde College employs 36 Instructors. Most academics at Palo Verde College are Male Instructor (18), and Female Instructor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Verde College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Endowment

$1.66M
2022 Endowment
15.2%
decline from 2021

Palo Verde College has an endowment valued at about $1.66M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Verde College declined 15.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.55M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.32M - Federal
  2. $7.18M - State
  3. $249k - Local

As of 2022, Palo Verde College received $1.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.18M from state grants and contracts, and $249k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.4M
2022 Salaries
7.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Palo Verde College paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 34.1% of their overall expenditure ($33.6M) and a 7.2% 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

$3.51M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2022, Palo Verde College paid a total of $3.51M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% 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
36 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Verde College was Instructor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Verde College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees, Management with 18 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 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 Palo Verde College was Male Instructor with 18 employees, and Female Instructor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Palo Verde College.

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