Altierus Career College-Tacoma

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,124
2017 Average Net Price
$19,654
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
26%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
270
99.6% Full-Time

About

Altierus Career College-Tacoma is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2017, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Altierus Career College-Tacoma were Medical Assistant (154 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (62 degrees), and Massage Therapy (33 degrees).

In 2017, 316 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Altierus Career College-Tacoma. 85.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (137 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is $11,124, which is $−3,817 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is $11,124

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,654.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students attending Altierus Career College-Tacoma received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,124
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Altierus Career College-Tacoma was $11,124.

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Average Net Price

$19,654
2017 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Altierus Career College-Tacoma had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,654. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Altierus Career College-Tacoma grew by 3.29%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Altierus Career College-Tacoma received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.81% with respect to 2016, when 64% 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.
26%
2015 Default Rate
351
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Altierus Career College-Tacoma was 26%, which represents 351 out of the 1352 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

Altierus Career College-Tacoma had a total enrollment of 270 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is 269 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Tacoma are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Tacoma, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.1% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Two or More Races, 6.67% Asian, 6.67% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 3.33% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Tacoma in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Altierus Career College-Tacoma in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 270 students. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is 269 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Tacoma are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Altierus Career College-Tacoma had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    103 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    42 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    25 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is 38.1% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Two or More Races, 6.67% Asian, 6.67% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 3.33% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 2017, 222 more women than men received degrees from Altierus Career College-Tacoma. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is white (137 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is Medical Assistant (154 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (62 degrees) and Massage Therapy (33 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Altierus Career College-Tacoma, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (311 degrees awarded), Legal (1 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Tacoma 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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma in 2017 are Health (311 degrees awarded), Legal (1 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (3 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Altierus Career College-Tacoma are Health (311 degrees awarded), Legal (1 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (3 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma 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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma are Health (311 degrees awarded), Legal (1 degrees), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Business (3 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Altierus Career College-Tacoma.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 154 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Tacoma was Medical Assistant with 154 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

47
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
269
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Tacoma, which is 0.175 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (269).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Tacoma in Medical Assistant, which is 0.108 times less than the 139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Tacoma in Medical Assistant, which is 9.27 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    137 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is white (137 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Altierus Career College-Tacoma is white female (121 degrees awarded). There were 4.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (30 degrees).

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Operations

Altierus Career College-Tacoma employs 8 No academic ranks. Most academics at Altierus Career College-Tacoma are Female No academic rank (7), and Male No academic rank (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Tacoma are: Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.85M
2017 Salaries
27.2%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Altierus Career College-Tacoma paid a median of $1.85M in salaries, a 27.2% decline 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

$376k
Instructional Salaries
8
Number of Employees

In 2017, Altierus Career College-Tacoma paid a total of $376k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.3% 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
8 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Tacoma was No academic rank with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Tacoma were Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees, Management with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Altierus Career College-Tacoma was Female No academic rank with 7 employees, and Male No academic rank with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Altierus Career College-Tacoma.

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