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IPEDS ID: 198710
OPE ID: 00293400
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Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160-0804
General information:  (828) 286-3636
Website:  www.isothermal.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,390 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty70231
Instructional67231
Research and public service30
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,846$2,166$2,262$2,3423.5%
Out-of-state$7,990$8,310$8,406$8,4861.0%
Books and supplies$720$900$954$855-10.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,026$10,548$10,143$10,7916.4%
Other$2,952$3,114$3,321$3,3751.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,952$3,114$3,321$3,3751.6%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
Off Campus$15,544$16,728$16,680$17,3634.1%
Off Campus with Family$5,518$6,180$6,537$6,5720.5%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$21,688$22,872$22,824$23,5073.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,662$12,324$12,681$12,7160.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid122176%————
Grant or scholarship aid22075%$878,722$3,994
Federal grants17058%$736,156$4,330
Pell grants17058%$730,806$4,299
Other federal grants238%$5,350$233
State/local government grant or scholarships4315%$62,472$1,453
Institutional grants or scholarships5920%$80,094$1,358
Student loan aid2810%$176,564$6,306
Federal student loans2810%$176,564$6,306
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,54560%$7,075,769$4,580
Pell grants1,30751%$6,203,812$4,747
Federal student loans28611%$2,447,574$8,558
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$6,836$8,048$6,496
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,744$7,747$5,990
$30,001 – $48,000$7,515$7,771$6,795
$48,001 – $75,000$5,657$8,534$6,777
$75,001 – $110,000$4,473$9,053$6,681
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
  • Isothermal Community Colleges is an open-door college that allows access to a wide range of students. Due to the diversity of the students being served the composition of the full-time, first-time student cohort can vary from one year to the next.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,390
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment185
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 52%
Part-time students: 7%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 22 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 7%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 8%
Female: 6%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 8%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in Fall 2009]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 13%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 16%
[Students who began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
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<2
year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services--7
Business Administration and Management, General7-13
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--3
Office Management and Supervision4-5
Category total11-28
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician--4
Category total--4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--1
Information Science/Studies--1
Information Technology--2
Category total--6
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other114
Electrician1955
Category total2069
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5612
Elementary Education and Teaching--6
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education1--
Category total6618
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician113
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician113
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other--3
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--1
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD4-4
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-7
Category total7221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development8--
Category total8--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-26-
Medical Office Management/Administration12110
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--23
Surgical Technology/Technologist-1-
Category total122833
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science15--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3217
Category total18217
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-11-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-284
Category total-1384
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician94-
Category total94-
Personal and Culinary Services
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor1--
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-38
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist6--
Category total738
Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant2--
Welding Technology/Welder343
Category total543
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art--6
Category total--6
Grand total10368237
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1970 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations401
Liquor law violations101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault002
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default000
Number in repayment000
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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