Altierus Career College-Atlanta West

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2017 Average Net Price
$22,797
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
29.7%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
324
100% Full-Time

About

Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2017, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West were Medical Assistant (96 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (57 degrees), and Medical Administrative Assistant (33 degrees).

In 2017, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West. 87.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (183 degrees), 7.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,797.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students attending Altierus Career College-Atlanta West received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$22,797
2017 Value
4.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Altierus Career College-Atlanta West had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,797. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Altierus Career College-Atlanta West grew by 4.31%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
29.7%
2015 Default Rate
1171
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West was 29.7%, which represents 1171 out of the 3937 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-Atlanta West had a total enrollment of 324 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is 324 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.8% Black or African American, 2.47% White, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 0.926% Two or More Races, and 0.309% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (84.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (8.95%) and White Female (2.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 324 students. The full-time enrollment at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is 324 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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-Atlanta West was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Altierus Career College-Atlanta West had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    304 enrolled students
  2. White
    8 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is 93.8% Black or African American, 2.47% White, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 0.926% Two or More Races, and 0.309% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 177 more women than men received degrees from Altierus Career College-Atlanta West. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is black or african american (183 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is Medical Assistant (96 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (57 degrees) and Medical Administrative Assistant (33 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (235 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 Altierus Career College-Atlanta West 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-Atlanta West in 2017 are Health (235 degrees awarded) (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-Atlanta West 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-Atlanta West are Health (235 degrees awarded) (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-Atlanta West 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-Atlanta West are Health (235 degrees awarded) (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-Atlanta West.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West was Medical Assistant with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

29
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
206
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West, which is 0.141 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (206).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West in Dental Assisting, which is 0.163 times less than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West in Medical Assistant, which is 15 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    183 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded
  3. White
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is black or african american (183 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

5.53% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. Black or African American Female
    162 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Altierus Career College-Atlanta West is black or african american female (162 degrees awarded). There were 7.36 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (22 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$1.82M
2017 Salaries
0.412%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Altierus Career College-Atlanta West paid a median of $1.82M in salaries, a 0.412% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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