Cedar Valley College in Lancaster

Lancaster, TX

(Rating 2.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Cedar Valley College offers 147-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.5% are women, and 61.5% are men. Cedar Valley College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Cedar Valley College is 6271$, that is at the level of national average. 8% of full-time Cedar Valley College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Cedar Valley College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$6,271
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Cedar Valley College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,832
$30,001 - $48,000$6,459
$48,001 - $75,000$7,560
$75,001 - $110,000$10,735
$110,001+$10,871

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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5%

Types of financial aids

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4335 of Cedar Valley College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 64 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Cedar Valley College number 87 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Cedar Valley College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$5,676
$30,001 - $48,000
97.73%
$4,615
$48,001 - $75,000
85%
$2,469
$75,001 - $110,000
100%
$2,580
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$27,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Cedar Valley College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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8%
BELOW AVERAGE

Cedar Valley College graduation rate is below the national average.

8% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Cedar Valley College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Cedar Valley College is 24:1, that means that for every 24 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

24:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

27

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Cedar Valley College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Cedar Valley College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Cedar Valley College

The campus located by 3030 North Dallas Ave address in Lancaster, Texas.

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Cedar Valley College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Cedar Valley College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Cedar Valley College are motor vehicle theft, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Cedar Valley College offers 147 programs in total: 75 are for Associate's degree and 72 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 74 universities in Dallas county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the Cedar Valley College: 3 are for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Cedar Valley College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3445 students with 103360 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Cedar Valley College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Worst experience EVER!!!! Not only did they lose my transcripts twice but after trying for months to get someone to call me back or email me because no one is ever available! I get voicemail everytime. Then when they finally find my transcripts they tell me i wasnt even enrolled in the program. even though i talked to the department directly a year ago and took classes you can only take when enrolled in the program. I worked my ass off for a year for them to tell me i shouldn't have even been able to take those classes even though it was under a counselor's advise. How the hell under a counselor's advise would i be able to take classes that i wasn't supposed to? Thrn after being transfered to the department's director still got a voicemail and never a call back. I have called and left multiple messages with no answer back!!!!! And now that i finally decided to transfer to a new school. I can not even get transcripts because according to econnect they are missing, but can i get a hold of anyone or any department? no, because the organization of this place is beyond horrible! I would never recommend this school to anyone. Similar things happened to 2 of my friends and it's a horrible experiance. If you want to finish in time and nor have problems dont go here. If there was a coice if zero stars thats what they would get. they dont deserve a star!!!

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Overall Rating:

I was here 3 years ago, and back again.... The first was great, loved all my instructors. This time was a little shaky, my advisor said all the classes were full, I came home and looked for the classes myself and registered on my own.. Not sure if there was a mix up in understanding, but that is about all I can say...Overall, a very good community college

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Overall Rating:

I'm going to be fair and admit that the teachers I've had have been the most helpful, inspiring, and kind people I've ever met. Unfortunately I can't say the same for most of the staff up front. Most of the staff are rude and unhelpful, constantly running you in circles like they have no idea how anything works. The advising staff are very unhelpful as well. Patty Soper-Shaw placed me in two wrong classes my first semester, and admitted to me she had no idea about any of the technology courses I was trying to take. Because of that, I'm now left without the hardware course I needed to take before the software one which leads me to this biggest problem I have with this college.DO NOT TAKE TECHNOLOGY CLASSES HERE! It's a dead end. A majority of classes never have enough students to make the class work, so they're constantly being dropped. The dean of the technology department, Mr. Johnson, came to our class at the beginning of the Fall 2017 Semester to tell us our class is cancelled. He even admitted that the technology classes there are failing tor receive enough students for the classes, and apparently it's been that way for the past 10 years! It's to the point where my degree is absolutely useless, and because of the constant cancellations and mess ups between staff and advisers, my life is now behind because I can't even get a simple certification or degree.I've been at this school for three semesters, and after my class getting cancelled again, I've decided to finish up this last semester and move onto another college. This school is the most unorganized, uninformative, and misleading place I've ever been to. I'm not the only student this has happened to either. I've spoken with many at that school who have suffered from the same problems I spoke about. This school has been a nightmare to go to and get anything done at. I would never recommend it to anyone.

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Overall Rating:

So far really like it I would give it a 5 star but there's a no unauthorized fishing sign who do I have to ask to get an authorization

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Overall Rating:

Awful experience. The advising staff were rude and unhelpful. Registration staff were extremely unhelpful and contradictory. After being led in pointless circles and constantly receiving contradictory information about required forms and materials, I was finally able to meet someone who understood what was going on (after talking with at least 4 different registration staff members). By the time everything was sorted out, the classes were filled up. The advising staff members are not accommodating, interrupting, and very accusatory. It should not be on the customers shoulders to filter through constant contradictions just to apply to the school. I did follow and submit the required material stated online. Apparently, the material submitted was no acceptable and I had to jump through many hoops and complete many tedious tasks just to be told it was all pointless and I didn't even have to do any of the "required" forms or tasks. Honestly, I just felt like I was wasting my time doing pointless tasks when most, if not all, of it could have been avoided. By the time all my information was processed, I had finished applying/enrolling, getting advised, registering for classes, and paying for the classes at a different community college. This was the most unorganized, confusing, drawn-out process I've ever had to go through for any college admission. Wasted so much time throughout this process. Oh, did I mention that no one knows how to pick up the phone? Called at many different points in time throughout the day just to be sent to voicemail... This happened for an entire week. Leave a voicemail and hope they get back to you promptly.

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Location & Website

Address: 3030 North Dallas Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9728608201

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: cedarvalleycollege.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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