Mercer County Career Center

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2022 Average Net Price
$4,939
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.77%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5
100% Full-Time

About

Mercer County Career Center is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, PA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Mercer County Career Center were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (7 degrees awarded).

In 2021, 8 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercer County Career Center. 87.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,939.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Mercer County Career Center received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$4,939
2022 Value
66.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mercer County Career Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,939. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mercer County Career Center grew by 66.5%.

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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
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Mercer County Career Center received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 127% with respect to 2021, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Mercer County Career Center (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.
5.77%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mercer County Career Center was 5.77%, which represents 3 out of the 52 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

Mercer County Career Center had a total enrollment of 5 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Career Center is 5 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Mercer County Career Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Career Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 20% Black or African American, and 20% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Mercer County Career Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by Black or African American Female (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercer County Career Center in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Career Center is 5 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
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 Mercer County Career Center was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Mercer County Career Center had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Career Center is 60% White, 20% Black or African American, and 20% Hispanic or Latino. 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 2021, 6 more women than men received degrees from Mercer County Career Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mercer County Career Center is white (5 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Mercer County Career Center is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (7 degrees awarded).

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 Mercer County Career Center are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

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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 Mercer County Career Center are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

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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 Mercer County Career Center.
Most Common (2022)
7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Mercer County Career Center was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 7 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
7
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 1 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Career Center, which is 0.143 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7).

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Mercer County Career Center in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 81% of students graduating from Mercer County Career Center completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercer County Career Center is white (5 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1 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. White Female
    5 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mercer County Career Center is white female (5 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$142k
2022 Salaries
21.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mercer County Career Center paid a median of $142k in salaries, a 21.1% growth from the previous year.

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

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