Cascadia College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,458
16.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,483
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.676%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,844
57.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.8%
105 Graduates

About

Cascadia College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cascadia College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (309 degrees awarded), General Business (69 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (29 degrees).

In 2022, 544 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cascadia College. 50.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 4.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cascadia College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,483.

In 2022, 20% of undergraduate students attending Cascadia College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,458
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cascadia College was $4,458. The cost of tuition at Cascadia College is $−3,654 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,483
2022 Value
25.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cascadia College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,483. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cascadia College grew by 25.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,274
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cascadia College was of $11,274 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.68% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

20% of undergraduate students at Cascadia College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 33.3% with respect to 2021, when 15% 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.
0.676%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cascadia College was 0.676%, which represents 1 out of the 148 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

Cascadia College had a total enrollment of 1,844 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,064 students and the part-time enrollment is 780. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% White, 18.6% Asian, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Two or More Races, 3.52% Black or African American, 0.325% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cascadia College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23%), followed by White Female (21.6%) and Asian Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cascadia College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,844 students. The full-time enrollment at Cascadia College is 1,064 and the part-time enrollment is 780. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at Cascadia College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2014 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 Cascadia College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Cascadia 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
    851 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    343 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    249 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cascadia College is 46.1% White, 18.6% Asian, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Two or More Races, 3.52% Black or African American, 0.325% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 49 students (2.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2 more women than men received degrees from Cascadia College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cascadia College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (65 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cascadia College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (309 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (69 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cascadia College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (309 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (98 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 Cascadia College are Accountants & auditors (1,062,674 people), Other managers (917,756 people), Software developers (725,730 people), Financial managers (518,167 people), and Physicians (470,567 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (309 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (98 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Business (69 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 Cascadia College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (309 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (98 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Business (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Cascadia College are Computer Systems Design (1,132,826 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (857,941 people), Elementary & secondary schools (793,640 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (790,654 people), and Banking & related activities (558,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Cascadia College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (309 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (98 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Business (69 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 Cascadia College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 309 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cascadia College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 309 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
273
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 271 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College, which is 0.993 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (273).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.537 times less than the 201 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Cascadia College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 108 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cascadia College is Female and Two or More Races (44.4% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cascadia College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (65 degrees).

7.35% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    150 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    147 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cascadia College is white female (150 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (147 degrees).

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Operations

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.63M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.322%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Cascadia College had a total salary expenditure of 32.5M. Cascadia College employs 47 No academic ranks. Most academics at Cascadia College are Female No academic rank (28), and Male No academic rank (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

Endowment

$2.63M
2022 Endowment
7.62%
growth from 2021

Cascadia College has an endowment valued at about $2.63M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cascadia College grew 7.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.58M lower 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. $1.95M - Federal
  2. $1.29M - State
  3. $1.55M - Local

As of 2022, Cascadia College received $1.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.29M from state grants and contracts, and $1.55M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.4M
2022 Salaries
20.9%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Cascadia College paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 35.1% of their overall expenditure ($32.5M) and a 20.9% 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

$4.01M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cascadia College paid a total of $4.01M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cascadia College was No academic rank with 47 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cascadia College were Management with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cascadia College was Female No academic rank with 28 employees, and Male No academic rank with 19 employees.

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