Davidson College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,466
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,714
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.667%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
18.1%
5,982 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,837
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
89.6%
438 Graduates

About

Davidson College is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Davidson College were General Political Science & Government (80 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (75 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

In 2019, 560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Davidson College. 49.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (374 degrees), 7.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $52,466, which is $25,186 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $52,466, which is $25,186 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,714.

In 2019, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,466
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Davidson College was $52,466. The cost of tuition at Davidson College is $25,186 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$27,714
2019 Value
4.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Davidson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,714. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Davidson College grew by 4.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,372
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Davidson College was of $14,372 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Davidson College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
0.667%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Davidson College was 0.667%, which represents 1 out of the 150 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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Admissions

Davidson College received 5,982 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.51% annual growth. Out of those 5,982 applicants, 1,080 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 18.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,837 students enrolled at Davidson College in 2019, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Davidson College has an overall enrollment yield of 48.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

18.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,080
Accepted Out of 5,982

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Davidson College was 18.1% (1,080 admissions from 5,982 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 19.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.51%, while admissions declined by −3.23%.

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SAT Scores

63%
Submission Percentage
331
Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Davidson College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Davidson College has a total enrollment of 1,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,837 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Davidson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 5.17% Asian, 4.79% Two or More Races, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Davidson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.9%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Davidson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,837 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2019 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 Davidson College was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Davidson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,230
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    146
  3. Black or African American
    120

The enrolled student population at Davidson College is 67% White, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 5.17% Asian, 4.79% Two or More Races, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 15 students (0.817%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 4 fewer women than men received degrees from Davidson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Davidson College is white (374 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Davidson College is General Political Science & Government (80 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (75 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Davidson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Davidson College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (425,968 people), Other managers (274,217 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (174,367 people), Postsecondary teachers (169,781 people), and Chief executives & legislators (133,450 people).

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), and History (28 degrees).

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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 Davidson College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), and History (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Davidson College are Elementary & secondary schools (471,677 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,548 people), Legal services (326,020 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (201,825 people), and Computer Systems Design (201,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), and History (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Davidson College.
Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Davidson College was General Political Science & Government with 80 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

282
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
278
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 282 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (278).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.26 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Davidson College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.71 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 88% of students graduating from Davidson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Davidson College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.457% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    374 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Davidson College is white (374 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (51 degrees).

1.96% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    194 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    180 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Davidson College is white male (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (180 degrees).

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Operations

Davidson College has an endowment valued at nearly $881M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.8M (7.92%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Davidson College had a total salary expenditure of $138M. Davidson College employs 89 Professors, 89 Assistant professors, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Davidson College are Male Professors (53), Female Assistant professors(53), and Female Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College are: Service, with 145 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 137 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$881M
2019 Endowment
8.22%
growth from 2018

Davidson College has an endowment valued at about $881M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Davidson College grew 8.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $841M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.62M - Federal
  2. $645k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Davidson College received $1.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $645k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.2M
2019 Salaries
3.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Davidson College paid a median of $61.2M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($138M) and a 3.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.34% growth from 2017 and a 2.88% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
221
Number of Employees

In 2019, Davidson College paid a total of $22.4M to 221 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
145 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Davidson College were Professor with 89 employees; Assistant professor with 89 employees; and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College were Service with 145 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 137 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Davidson College was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, and Female Professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Davidson College.

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