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Community Colleges and Technical and Trade Schools

SIC 8222 | NAICS 611210 & 611510

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Community Colleges  (view report)
Trade & Technical Schools  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Imagine America Foundation
FactBook: A Profile of Career Colleges and Universities

Annual publication provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of for-profit career colleges and universities, with various topics covered in this publication including market size and characteristics, enrollment composition, student demographics, education costs and financing, student benefits and outcomes, and graduate career opportunities. Current and prior factbooks can be viewed free online.


Community Colleges

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Information resources available from this organization include:

Fast Facts
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the community college market, with information provided in the overview including number and type of colleges, revenues by source, credit/noncredit enrollment, student demographics, full-time and part-time student employment status, average tuition and fees, student financial aid and federal sources, and number of degrees and certificates awarded.

Datasheets provide summary analyses for specific topics pertinent to community college institutions, with topics covered by these data sheets including apprenticeship training programs, cost of college, student college readiness, enrollment trends, degree/certificate completion, financial aid, institutional finance, occupational outcomes, and workforce preparedness. Data sheets are available free online.

Trends in Community College Enrollment and Completion
Annual publication analyzes trends in community college enrollments and completion rates, with data provided including percentage change in enrollment from prior year for all institutions, four-year public institutions, two-year public institutions, and by student gender, age (e.g., 24 and under, over 24), and enrollment intensity (e.g., part-time, full-time). Current and prior year surveys are available free online.

Technical and Vocational Education Market in North America

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the technical and vocational education market in the U.S. and Canada, with the market analyzed by type of program (e.g., aeronautics, automotive, accountancy, electronics, HVAC, healthcare, hospitality, tourism), and market segment (e.g., STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), non-STEM). Detailed table of contents is available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Junior Colleges / Technical & Trade Schools
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "6112" and "6115"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Community Colleges / Trade & Technical Schools
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for establishments that offer two-year associate degrees, college transfer courses and programs, and certificate and non-degree programs and vocation and technical training primarily focused on preparing students for specific careers rather than continuing education.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

CEO Compensation Survey

Compensation survey provides base salary and total cash compensation information for community college chief executive officers (e.g., president, chancellor, etc.), with compensation data broken out by gender, racial/ethnic background, institution type (e.g., branch campus, single campus, college in a district, multi-campus college, district or state system), college enrollment, and geographic region.

PayScale, Inc.
Community College / Technical & Trade School

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly rate data for selected job positions in this sector, with job positions for which salary or hourly wage rates are provided including director of career services, admissions representative, academic advisor, post-secondary professor, assistant professor, adjunct professor, cosmetology/nursing/training instructors, and administrative assistant.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Junior Colleges / Technical & Trade Schools
https://www.bls.gov/oes/jr-college / technical-school

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this educational sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with job categories covered in the survey including education administrators, training and development specialists, educational and vocational guidance counselors, postsecondary teachers/instructors, instructional coordinators, and teaching assistants.

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