Ecotech Institute

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,932
2017 Average Net Price
$20,133
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
20.5%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
280
76.8% Full-Time

About

Ecotech Institute is a higher education institution located in Arapahoe County, CO. In 2018, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Ecotech Institute were Energy Management & Systems Technology (27 degrees awarded), Solar Energy Technology (24 degrees), and Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (21 degrees).

In 2018, 92 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ecotech Institute. 18.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 81.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (35 degrees), 4.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ecotech Institute is $13,932, which is $−1,009 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2016, the median undergraduate tuition at Ecotech Institute is $13,932

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,133.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students attending Ecotech Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,932
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Ecotech Institute was $13,932.

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Average Net Price

$20,133
2017 Value
17.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ecotech Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,133. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ecotech Institute grew by 17.8%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Ecotech Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 39.3% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.
20.5%
2015 Default Rate
2939
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Ecotech Institute was 20.5%, which represents 2939 out of the 14360 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

Ecotech Institute had a total enrollment of 280 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Ecotech Institute is 215 students and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Ecotech Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ecotech Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.1% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 3.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.43% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.07% Asian.

Students enrolled at Ecotech Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (11.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ecotech Institute in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 280 students. The full-time enrollment at Ecotech Institute is 215 and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Ecotech Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 Ecotech Institute was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Ecotech Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    104 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    30 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ecotech Institute is 37.1% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 3.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.43% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.07% Asian. 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 2018, 58 fewer women than men received degrees from Ecotech Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ecotech Institute is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Ecotech Institute is Energy Management & Systems Technology (27 degrees awarded), followed by Solar Energy Technology (24 degrees) and Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (21 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ecotech Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (85 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ecotech Institute 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 Ecotech Institute in 2018 are Engineering Technologies (85 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Ecotech Institute are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Ecotech Institute are Engineering Technologies (85 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Ecotech Institute 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 Ecotech Institute are Engineering Technologies (85 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Ecotech Institute.

In 2018, the most common associates degree concentration at Ecotech Institute was Energy Management & Systems Technology with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

75
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
17
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Ecotech Institute, which is 4.41 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (17).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Ecotech Institute in Energy Management & Systems Technology, which is 4.33 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Ecotech Institute in Energy Management & Systems Technology, which is 0.231 times less than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Ecotech Institute is Male and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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 (2018)
  1. White
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ecotech Institute is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

35.9% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Male
    27 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ecotech Institute is white male (27 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (8 degrees).

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Operations

Ecotech Institute employs 7 No academic ranks. Most academics at Ecotech Institute are Male No academic rank (7), and Female No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ecotech Institute are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 7 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Service with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.12M
2017 Salaries
1.23%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Ecotech Institute paid a median of $2.12M in salaries, a 1.23% 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

$488k
Instructional Salaries
7
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ecotech Institute paid a total of $488k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% 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
7 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ecotech Institute was No academic rank with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ecotech Institute were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees, Management with 2 employees, and Service with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ecotech Institute was Male No academic rank with 7 employees, and Female No academic rank with 0 employees.

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