Mineral Area College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,780
8.62% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,919
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,289
55.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.3%
249 Graduates

About

Mineral Area College is a higher education institution located in St. Francois County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Mineral Area College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (293 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (40 degrees), and Other Teacher Education & Professional Development (34 degrees).

In 2022, 554 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mineral Area College. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (489 degrees), 30.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mineral Area College is $3,780, which is $−4,332 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mineral Area College is $3,780, which is $−4,332 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,919.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Mineral Area College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,780
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mineral Area College was $3,780. The cost of tuition at Mineral Area College is $−4,332 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,919
2022 Value
1.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mineral Area College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,919. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mineral Area College grew by 1.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,696
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mineral Area College was of $6,696 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.27% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Mineral Area College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2021, when 73% 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.
7.3%
2019 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mineral Area College was 7.3%, which represents 30 out of the 411 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Mineral Area College had a total enrollment of 2,289 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mineral Area College is 1,273 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Mineral Area College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mineral Area College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.4% White, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.481% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0437% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mineral Area College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Two or More Races Female (1.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mineral Area College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Mineral Area College is 1,273 and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Mineral Area College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Mineral Area College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mineral Area 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
    2,000 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    57 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    55 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mineral Area College is 87.4% White, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.481% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0437% 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, 73 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 170 more women than men received degrees from Mineral Area College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mineral Area College is white (489 degrees awarded). There were 30.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Mineral Area College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (293 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (40 degrees) and Other Teacher Education & Professional Development (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mineral Area College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (306 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 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 Mineral Area College are Registered nurses (1,418,640 people), Medical & health services managers (165,230 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (162,950 people), Other managers (142,695 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (306 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Health (125 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 Mineral Area College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (306 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Health (125 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 Mineral Area College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,552,703 people), Elementary & secondary schools (453,405 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,867 people), Outpatient care centers (271,539 people), and Offices of physicians (216,461 people).

The most specialized majors at Mineral Area College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (306 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Health (125 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 Mineral Area College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 293 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mineral Area College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 293 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

192
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
362
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Mineral Area College, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (362).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Mineral Area College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.592 times less than the 184 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at Mineral Area College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.69 times more than the 109 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 32% of students graduating from Mineral Area College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mineral Area College is Male and Asian (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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.01% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    489 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mineral Area College is white (489 degrees awarded). There were 30.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    332 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mineral Area College is white female (332 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (157 degrees).

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Operations

Mineral Area College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 116k (1.81%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Mineral Area College had a total salary expenditure of 25.3M. Mineral Area College employs 17 Instructors, 10 Professors and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mineral Area College are Female Instructor (9), Male Instructor (8), and Female Assistant professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mineral Area College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

Endowment

$6.4M
2022 Endowment
9.93%
decline from 2021

Mineral Area College has an endowment valued at about $6.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mineral Area College declined 9.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.7M
2022 Salaries
3.32%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Mineral Area College paid a median of $8.7M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 3.32% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.24M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mineral Area College paid a total of $2.24M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% 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
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mineral Area College were Instructor with 17 employees, Professor with 10 employees, and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mineral Area College were Management with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mineral Area College was Female Instructor with 9 employees, Male Instructor with 8 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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