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Forrest College

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$10,525

Average Salary in 10 Years

$21,100
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Forrest College

Forrest College is located in Anderson, South Carolina. It is a very small private for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 72 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 73% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $20,300.

About
🗺 601 E River Street
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
Mission The mission of Forrest Junior College is to provide an environment that inspires students to more fully develop the confidence to reach their personal and professional goals. The college strives to attain its mission by providing appropriate educational experiences that stress personal and academic goal attainment and emphasize the importance of learning as a life-long process through both individual and group work.
🌐 www.forrestcollege.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

73%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

100%

Women Graduation Rate

64%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Forrest College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$16,500
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$10,525
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$10,525
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$10,525
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$17,634
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$187
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Forrest College would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Forrest College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

93%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Forrest College you can visit www.forrestcollege.edu/financial-aid/.

Forrest College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $10,525
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $10,525
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Forrest College?

Forrest College students, on average, make $21,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 1% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Forrest College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Forrest College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

1.0%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Forrest College.

Median Earnings of Students from Forrest College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forrest College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Forrest College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forrest College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Forrest College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

2.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Forrest College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Forrest College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Forrest College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Forrest College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

8
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Forrest College?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

72

Total Students

72
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

29%

Students over 25

60%

Student Median Household Income

$47,589
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

82%
of undergraduates

Men

18%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Mostly Women

Forrest College has significantly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 22 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 456 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Forrest College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Forrest College study?

Forrest College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Forrest College are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Forrest College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

77%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Students Who Transfer Out of Forrest College

13%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Forrest College has a retention rate of 77% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

10
14% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Forrest College has around 10 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 14% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Forrest College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Anderson, South Carolina
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

653
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

50
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in South Carolina
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, South Carolina tends to be Somewhat Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 41% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 55% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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