PCI Academy-Ames

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2022 Average Net Price
$15,401
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
126
15.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
94.7%
71 Graduates

About

PCI Academy-Ames is a higher education institution located in Story County, IA. In 2022, the most popular 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at PCI Academy-Ames were General Cosmetology (30 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at PCI Academy-Ames. 97.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 2.35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (67 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,401.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending PCI Academy-Ames received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$15,401
2022 Value

In 2022 PCI Academy-Ames had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,401. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of PCI Academy-Ames grew by 0%.

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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

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at PCI Academy-Ames received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 327% with respect to 2021, when 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at PCI Academy-Ames (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.
1.56%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at PCI Academy-Ames was 1.56%, which represents 3 out of the 192 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

PCI Academy-Ames had a total enrollment of 126 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at PCI Academy-Ames is 20 students and the part-time enrollment is 106. This means that 15.9% of students enrolled at PCI Academy-Ames are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at PCI Academy-Ames, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Two or More Races, 4.76% Black or African American, and 0.794% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at PCI Academy-Ames in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (90%), followed by Two or More Races Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

15.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at PCI Academy-Ames in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 126 students. The full-time enrollment at PCI Academy-Ames is 20 and the part-time enrollment is 106.

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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 PCI Academy-Ames was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), PCI Academy-Ames had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    91 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at PCI Academy-Ames is 72.2% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Two or More Races, 4.76% Black or African American, and 0.794% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 81 more women than men received degrees from PCI Academy-Ames. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at PCI Academy-Ames is white (67 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

The most common 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at PCI Academy-Ames is General Cosmetology (30 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at PCI Academy-Ames, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees awarded) and Health (16 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 PCI Academy-Ames are Registered nurses (1,394,973 people), Medical & health services managers (151,169 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at PCI Academy-Ames in 2022 are Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees awarded) and Health (16 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 PCI Academy-Ames are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at PCI Academy-Ames are Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees awarded) and Health (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at PCI Academy-Ames are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,483,204 people), Outpatient care centers (237,738 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,353 people), Offices of physicians (202,325 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,917 people).

The most specialized majors at PCI Academy-Ames are Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees awarded) and Health (16 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 PCI Academy-Ames.
Most Common (2022)
30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 2 to 4 year postsecondary certificate concentration at PCI Academy-Ames was General Cosmetology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
83
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2 degrees were awarded to men at PCI Academy-Ames, which is 0.0241 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (83).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1 degrees were awarded to men at PCI Academy-Ames in General Cosmetology, which is 0.0345 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to women at PCI Academy-Ames in Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 0% of students graduating from PCI Academy-Ames completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at PCI Academy-Ames is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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
    67 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at PCI Academy-Ames is white (67 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

5.88% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at PCI Academy-Ames is white female (65 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (6 degrees).

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Salary Expenditure

$2.15M
2022 Salaries
23.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, PCI Academy-Ames paid a median of $2.15M in salaries, a 23.2% growth from the previous year.

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

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