Mech-Tech College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,224
5.97% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,298
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.627%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,220
90.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.2%
569 Graduates

About

Mech-Tech College is a higher education institution located in Caguas Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Mech-Tech College were Automobile Mechanics Technology (296 degrees awarded), Welding Technology (199 degrees), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (87 degrees).

In 2022, 940 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mech-Tech College. 4.89% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 95.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (935 degrees), 312 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mech-Tech College is $10,224, which is $2,112 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mech-Tech College is $10,224, which is $2,112 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,298.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Mech-Tech College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,224
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mech-Tech College was $10,224. The cost of tuition at Mech-Tech College is $2,112 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,298
2022 Value
4.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mech-Tech College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,298. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mech-Tech College grew by 4.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mech-Tech College was of $10,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Mech-Tech College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.16% with respect to 2021, when 95% 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.
0.627%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mech-Tech College was 0.627%, which represents 2 out of the 319 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Mech-Tech College had a total enrollment of 2,220 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mech-Tech College is 2,004 students and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Mech-Tech College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mech-Tech College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% White, 0.0901% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.045% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Mech-Tech College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (94.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.24%) and White Male (0.449%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mech-Tech College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,220 students. The full-time enrollment at Mech-Tech College is 2,004 and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Mech-Tech College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Mech-Tech College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mech-Tech College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,207 enrolled students
  2. White
    10 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    2 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mech-Tech College is 99.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% White, 0.0901% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.045% Black or African American. 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, 848 fewer women than men received degrees from Mech-Tech College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mech-Tech College is hispanic or latino (935 degrees awarded). There were 312 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Mech-Tech College is Automobile Mechanics Technology (296 degrees awarded), followed by Welding Technology (199 degrees) and Diesel Mechanics Technology (87 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mech-Tech College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (564 degrees awarded), Precision Production (228 degrees), and Construction (71 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 Mech-Tech College are Registered nurses (1,396,740 people), Medical & health services managers (152,191 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,815 people), Pharmacists (134,189 people), and Physicians (108,220 people).

The most specialized majors at Mech-Tech College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (564 degrees awarded), Precision Production (228 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Engineering Technologies (74 degrees), and Health (3 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 Mech-Tech College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Mech-Tech College are Mechanical Technologies (564 degrees awarded), Precision Production (228 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Engineering Technologies (74 degrees), and Health (3 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 Mech-Tech College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,489,968 people), Outpatient care centers (239,343 people), Elementary & secondary schools (227,828 people), Offices of physicians (203,445 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,333 people).

The most specialized majors at Mech-Tech College are Mechanical Technologies (564 degrees awarded), Precision Production (228 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Engineering Technologies (74 degrees), and Health (3 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 Mech-Tech College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 296 degrees awarded
  2. 199 degrees awarded
  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Mech-Tech College was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 296 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

894
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
46
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 894 degrees were awarded to men at Mech-Tech College, which is 19.4 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (46).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Mech-Tech College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 13 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Mech-Tech College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 0.0767 times less than the 287 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Mech-Tech College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mech-Tech College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (69.2% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    935 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mech-Tech College is hispanic or latino (935 degrees awarded). There were 312 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    889 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mech-Tech College is hispanic or latino male (889 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Mech-Tech College employs 59 Instructors, 18 Professors. Most academics at Mech-Tech College are Male Instructor (57), Male Professor (11), and Female Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mech-Tech College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 70 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 32 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 26 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$8.16M
2022 Salaries
4.17%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mech-Tech College paid a median of $8.16M in salaries, a 4.17% 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

$2.58M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mech-Tech College paid a total of $2.58M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% 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
59 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mech-Tech College were Instructor with 59 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mech-Tech College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 70 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mech-Tech College was Male Instructor with 57 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mech-Tech College.

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