Laurel Ridge Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,620
2022 Average Net Price
$6,499
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
5,720
30.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.9%
253 Graduates

About

Laurel Ridge Community College is a higher education institution located in Frederick County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Laurel Ridge Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (445 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (159 degrees), and Registered Nursing (94 degrees).

In 2022, 1,392 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Laurel Ridge Community College. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,062 degrees), 7.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Laurel Ridge Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Laurel Ridge Community College is $4,620, which is $−3,492 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,499.

In 2022, 26% of undergraduate students attending Laurel Ridge Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Laurel Ridge Community College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Laurel Ridge Community College is $−3,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,499
2022 Value
22.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Laurel Ridge Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,499. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Laurel Ridge Community College grew by 22.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,080
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Laurel Ridge Community College was of $9,080 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

26% of undergraduate students at Laurel Ridge Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.2% with respect to 2021, when 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Laurel Ridge Community College had a total enrollment of 5,720 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Laurel Ridge Community College is 1,745 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,975. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Laurel Ridge Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Laurel Ridge Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.63% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Laurel Ridge Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Laurel Ridge Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,720 students. The full-time enrollment at Laurel Ridge Community College is 1,745 and the part-time enrollment is 3,975. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Laurel Ridge Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Laurel Ridge Community College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Laurel Ridge Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,897 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    795 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    265 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Laurel Ridge Community College is 68.1% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.63% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% 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, 261 students (4.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 570 more women than men received degrees from Laurel Ridge Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Laurel Ridge Community College is white (1,062 degrees awarded). There were 7.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Laurel Ridge Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (445 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (159 degrees) and Registered Nursing (94 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Laurel Ridge Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (159 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (686 degrees), and Human Sciences (30 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 Laurel Ridge Community College are Registered nurses (1,437,424 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (186,874 people), Medical & health services managers (170,109 people), Other managers (159,390 people), and Physicians (147,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Laurel Ridge Community College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (159 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (686 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Health (376 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 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 Laurel Ridge Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Laurel Ridge Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (159 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (686 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Health (376 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 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 Laurel Ridge Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,612,764 people), Elementary & secondary schools (497,218 people), Outpatient care centers (282,501 people), Offices of physicians (234,412 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Laurel Ridge Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (159 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (686 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Health (376 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 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 Laurel Ridge Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 445 degrees awarded
  2. 159 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Laurel Ridge Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 445 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

411
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
981
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 411 degrees were awarded to men at Laurel Ridge Community College, which is 0.419 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (981).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Laurel Ridge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.498 times less than the 297 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 297 degrees were awarded to men at Laurel Ridge Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.01 times more than the 148 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Laurel Ridge Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Laurel Ridge Community College is Female and White (43.6% 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
    1,062 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    146 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Laurel Ridge Community College is white (1,062 degrees awarded). There were 7.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

4.53% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    765 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    297 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Laurel Ridge Community College is white female (765 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (297 degrees).

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Operations

Laurel Ridge Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.83M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.77k (0.0427%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Laurel Ridge Community College had a total salary expenditure of 44.2M. Laurel Ridge Community College employs 26 Assistant professors, 17 Professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at Laurel Ridge Community College are Female Assistant professor (20), Female Associate professor (12), and Female Professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laurel Ridge Community College are: Management, with 69 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

Endowment

$8.83M
2022 Endowment
22.5%
decline from 2021

Laurel Ridge Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.83M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Laurel Ridge Community College declined 22.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.62M higher 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: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.88M - Federal
  2. $7.31k - State
  3. $298k - Local

As of 2022, Laurel Ridge Community College received $4.88M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.31k from state grants and contracts, and $298k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.9M
2022 Salaries
3.14%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Laurel Ridge Community College paid a median of $17.9M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($44.2M) and a 3.14% 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

$4.63M
Instructional Salaries
70
Number of Employees

In 2022, Laurel Ridge Community College paid a total of $4.63M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Laurel Ridge Community College were Assistant professor with 26 employees, Professor with 17 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Laurel Ridge Community College were Management with 69 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Laurel Ridge Community College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Laurel Ridge Community College.

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