American Samoa Community College
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Founded in 1969, American Samoa Community College is in a town that is more than 35 miles from an urban area.
Address
Pagopago, AS 96799
www.amsamoa.edu
Additional links
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
General StudiesProtective ServicesEducation by Level or Special ...Finance, Accounting, and Audit...Healthcare Management and Prof...AgricultureNursing AidsGeneral Business Operations an...Legal StudiesEngineeringBiologyEngineering and Science Techno...Social Services and Public Adm...Politics and GeographyNatural Resources & Conservati...Studio Arts, Music, Dance, and...Area, ethnic, cultural, gender...Student Counseling, Library S...Mechanic and Repair Technologi...Nursing
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Quantitative/Technology
Engineering/Design
Sciences
Healthcare
Health Support
Community Services
Education
Legal Studies
Humanities
Social Sciences
Business
Career
General/Interdisciplinary
Award Levels
1-2 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Quick Facts
Student Focus
Alaska Native Native Hawaiian-serving
Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving
Institutional Control
American Samoa Community College is a public organization.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
American Samoa Community College holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily. Please read below for concerns we found in the accreditation records.
Accreditation History
WASC Senior College and University Commission (Accredited June 19, 2013 - November 30, 2014)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Accredited January 1, 1976 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on January 9, 2019.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for October 1, 2021.
  • A prior accreditation warning was resolved on February 3, 2017, and we believe the school should now be in compliance.
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 59% of students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
59%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
American Samoa Community College has 1,370 students.
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Admissions Competition
SAT/ACT Scores
This table offers a hint of how high your test scores might need to be if you attend. For reference, a quarter of attending students earned lower, and a quarter earned higher.
 
ACT TestMiddle 50%
Composite18 to
Graduation Rate
Approximately 59% of undergraduate students are full-time and about 24% of students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 40% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
40%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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student race/origin
American Samoa Community College reports that 90% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 10% of international students representing 3 countries is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
International
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student gender
Is the gender balance of American Samoa Community College students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 69% women , American Samoa Community College ranks near the middle of context schools in its percentage of women students.
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Opportunities and Services
Does American Samoa Community College offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Activities offered

Student newspaper

Undergraduate services offered

Health clinic

Legal services

Personal/psychological counseling

Remedial services

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Cooperative program

Double-major allowed

Formal adult program

Independent study courses

Internships

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Remediation available

Services for learning disabilities

Summer session

Teacher certification programs

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Are students graduating on time?
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Choose a student group
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
85%
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 4 years after enrolling
22%2%19%0%50%100%Non-PellPellAll
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 6 years after enrolling
24%7%21%0%50%100%Non-PellPellAll
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 8 years after enrolling
24%7%22%0%50%100%Non-PellPellAll
American Samoa Community College cannot offer federal student loans
We do not have data on loan repayments for this school. Although students can receive federal student loans through American Samoa Community College, it seems that very few students typically require loans. In the most recent reporting year, no full-time freshmen took out federal loans. Also in the last reporting year, American Samoa Community College reported meeting 54% of full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students' demonstrated need.
Context: Need met for degree-seeking undergraduate students
54%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Classroom Quality
Student attention at American Samoa Community College

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
14.814020406080Full-time inst.Any inst.
Full-time and long-term instructors at American Samoa Community College
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. American Samoa Community College has 82% full-time instructors, and 81% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at American Samoa Community College, 66% have multi-year employment contracts. 76% of the context schools have a lower percentage of faculty with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
82%
Long-term instructors
66%
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
AsianPacific IslanderBlackWhite010203040Men010203040Women
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by American Samoa Community College last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

1-2 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Part-time
Full-time
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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

American Samoa Community College has undergraduates from 3 countries.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at American Samoa Community College compare to the context group?
100%0%20%40%60%80%100%In-state
Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
International
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at American Samoa Community College with that of the current context group.
0%0%1%90%10%0%20%40%60%80%100%BlackAmerican IndianMultiracialNot ReportedWhiteHispanicAsianInternationalPacific Islander
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
Under 18
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
Choose another way to view age at American Samoa Community College
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at American Samoa Community College compared to the focus for the context schools.
0%1%2%2%4%7%18%36%30%0%0%10%20%30%40%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at American Samoa Community College.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at American Samoa Community College.
31%69%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeFinance, Accounting, and Auditing
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEngineering
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNatural Resources & Conservation
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeAgriculture
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeBiology
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Management and Professionals
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNursing
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNursing Aids
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeSocial Services and Public Administration
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeProtective Services
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudent Counseling, Library Science, and other Education-adjacent fields
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation by Level or Special Needs
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeLegal Studies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudio Arts, Music, Dance, and Theater
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePolitics and Geography
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeArea, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEngineering and Science Technologies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeMechanic and Repair Technologies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Studies
Admissions
Open Admissions
American Samoa Community College is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Costs and Financial Aid
Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend

Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best guess at what you might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.

Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid

The donut, based on 269 full-time first-time degree seeking students at American Samoa Community College, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.

91%
Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes

Let's look over the past few years at what in-state freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the in-state tuition usually paid for other public universities in your context group.

20112012201320142015201620172018$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000$50,000
Chart explanation
American Samoa Community College
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend American Samoa Community College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Find your net price estimate: www.amsamoa.edu/netpricecalc/npcalc.htm...
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other public schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare American Samoa Community College to other public schools within your chosen context group.

Choose the type of costs to view
In-state
Out-of-state
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
20112012201320142015201620172018$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000
Chart explanation
American Samoa Community College
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend American Samoa Community College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend American Samoa Community College. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions. The costs below are for out-of-state students, and you can switch by clicking the other button.

Choose the type of costs to view
In-state
Out-of-state
Undergraduate out-of-state costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$650
$3,600
$2,600
$1,000
$1,500
$3,000
$120
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit American Samoa Community College's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Applicants are notified of results on a rolling basis beginning January 15 and must respond within 4 weeks.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Private scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

Athletic scholarships

Non-need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

International Students
American Samoa Community College provides no financial aid to international students.
Student Financial Need

How likely are you to get a scholarship if you attend American Samoa Community College? In this section, we'll give you a little information about the likelihood and amounts that students with or without need are likely to receive. You can see this data for the full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student population as a whole or for full-time freshmen only.

Choose a student group
Full-time undergraduates
Full-time freshmen
Context: Need met for full-time undergraduates

American Samoa Community College uses federal methodology to determine if a student needs aid. According to their benchmark, they believe that 54% of full-time degree-seeking undergraduate need has been met. In general, the funds that close the gap between the cost of attendance (COA) and the expected family contribution (EFC) may include some kinds of student loans. There are schools, however, which meet 100% of need without the requirement of students loans. Be sure to check out the financial aid website to explore what promises American Samoa Community College makes.

54%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Overview of student need and resources used (Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students)
The average annual financial aid package received by full-time degree-seeking undergraduates who were identified to have need totals $2,726, of which on average $0 is in the form of loans.
Student financial need
Have need
No need
0%20%40%60%80%100%Percentage with aid by typeNeed-based GrantsNeed-based self-helpNon-need-based Grants
Financial Aid Spending
The financial aid spending reported here reflects monies from all sources that are spent towards the cost to attend American Samoa Community College. These funds include loan amounts that should ultimately be repaid by the students.
Comparison: Spending on need versus students with need
Here's all money spent on financial aid, divided between money towards students with (blue) and without (green) need, versus the proportion of students with and without need. Is aid going at least proportionally to the students who most need it?
0%50%100%Degree-seeking studentsFinancial aid spending
Without need
With need
Need-based aid totals

How are financial aid dollars distributed? Grants and scholarships are shown in violet, while self-help is shown in brown. While self-help includes work-study programs, for most schools the self-help will reflect primarily student loan amounts. Any tuition waivers or athletic scholarships are shown in pink.

Show percentages
$0$1M$2M$3M$4M$5MNon-need-basedNeed-based
Parent loans
Non-need-based self-help
Need-based self-help
Institutional Athletic awards
Institutional Tutition waivers
Institutional Grants
External Grants
State Grants
Federal Grants
Campus overview
Disciplinary actions and crime at American Samoa Community College

Check out the number of disciplinary actions (implemented within the school) and arrests (implemented by law enforcement external to the school). American Samoa Community College employs the following safety measures on their campus: 24-hour emergency telephone/alarm devices and 24-hour patrol by trained security personnel.

There are very few offenses classified as criminal at most schools. For clarity, we omitted statistics for the most rare crimes, such as murder or manslaughter, and combined sex-related crimes (whose precise names and definitions have changed over time) as well as burglaries and robberies.

Disciplinary Actions
2005201020152020024681012
Liquor Violations
Drug Violations
Weapon Possessions
Context: Disciplinary Actions
0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.2%0.4%0.6%0.8%1.0%Average number of disciplinary violoations as a percentage of students
Criminal Offenses
2005201020152020024681012
Burglaries/Robberies
Sex Offenses
Vehicle Thefts
Aggrevated Assaults
Context: Criminal Offenses
0.248%0.170%0.000%0.000%0.000%0.050%0.100%0.150%0.200%0.250%Average number of criminal offenses as a percentage of students
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
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School finances
American Samoa Community College: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Research spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$5,000$10,000$15,000
Chart explanation
American Samoa Community College
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at American Samoa Community College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does American Samoa Community College have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

The main focus in this section is an analysis of the financial stability of American Samoa Community College. However, as a public institution, American Samoa Community College doesn't follow the same rules of survival as private institutions. Even if a public college or university closes, we think it's highly likely that you would be presented with multiple good options for transferring your credits fully at a different state institution. The only measure that we believe is likely to impact you is a high dependence on state appropriations.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Government appropriations
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Context and trends: Government appropriations as a percentage of all revenue

Appropriations are monies provided by local, state, or federal governments generally intended to be applied towards annual operating expenses -- your tax dollars at work! Such state-level funding is what makes public institutions affordable for in-state students. If a school has a high proportion of its budget from appropriations, then it is especially vulnerable to the whims of the government. If you want to see an example of this, check out the public schools in Illinois, whose elected officials decided they wanted to drastically reduce spending on education. The context schools here consist only of public and private-not-for profit schools; for-profit institutions do not report on this category of funding.

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Chart explanation
American Samoa Community College
On the blue curve, we see how the percentage of revenue from government appropriations at American Samoa Community College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the percentage of revenue from government appropriations for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

American Samoa Community College is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for American Samoa Community College into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$20M$40M$60M$80MRevenue$0$20M$40M$60M$80MExpense
Investment gains
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Other revenue
Investment losses
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Research expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of American Samoa Community College's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Choose which aspect of the school assets to view
Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at American Samoa Community College in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Restricted net assets
Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2018 net assets per student