Davidson College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,454

3.25% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,339

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

20.2%

5,673 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,810

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

90.8%

443 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 (70 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (68 degrees), and General Economics (54 degrees).

In 2017, 503 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Davidson College. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (343 degrees), 9.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $49,454, which is $24,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $49,454, which is $24,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,339.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,454

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Davidson College was $49,454. The cost of tuition at Davidson College is $24,260 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,339

2017 Value

1.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Davidson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,339. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Davidson College grew by 1.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,547

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Davidson College was of $13,547 in 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

23%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Davidson College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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%

2016 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Davidson College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 151 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 5,673 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.979% annual growth. Out of those 5,673 applicants, 1,148 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 20.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,810 students enrolled at Davidson College in 2017, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Davidson College has an overall enrollment yield of 45.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

20.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,148

Accepted Out of 5,673

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Davidson College was 20.2% (1,148 admissions from 5,673 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 20.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.979%, while admissions grew by 1.59%.

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SAT Scores

53%

Submission Percentage

275

Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Davidson College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Davidson College has a total enrollment of 1,810 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,810 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 67.3% White, 7.73% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.52% Asian, 4.64% Two or More Races, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Davidson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.6%), followed by White Female (32.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority 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 1,810 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,810 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2017 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

    1,218

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    140

  3. Black or African American

    123

The enrolled student population at Davidson College is 67.3% White, 7.73% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.52% Asian, 4.64% Two or More Races, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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 (0.829%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 39 more women than men received degrees from Davidson College. The majority of degree recipients at Davidson College are white (343 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Davidson College is General Political Science & Government (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (68 degrees) and General Economics (54 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 Language & Linguistics (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and English (44 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 (483,429 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (357,881 people), Other managers (294,848 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,099 people), and Chief executives & legislators (129,224 people).

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Language & Linguistics (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), English (44 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (23 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Language & Linguistics (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), English (44 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (23 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 (661,660 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (449,240 people), Legal services (387,125 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (217,631 people), and Computer Systems Design (212,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Language & Linguistics (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), English (44 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (23 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. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Davidson College was General Political Science & Government with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 232

  2. 271

In 2017, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College, which is 0.856 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.41 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Davidson College in General Psychology, which is 2.85 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%

100% Completion Time

93%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 90% of students graduating from Davidson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Davidson College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.48% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    343 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Davidson College is white (343 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

1.79% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    178 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Davidson College is white female (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (165 degrees).

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Operations

Davidson College has an endowment valued at nearly $727M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $83.4M (11.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Davidson College had a total salary expenditure of $124M. Davidson College employs 100 Professors, 57 Assistant professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Davidson College are Male Professors (65), Female Professors(35), and Female Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College are: Service, with 139 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 119 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$727M

2017 Endowment

10.1%

growth from 2016

Davidson College has an endowment valued at about $727M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Davidson College grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $690M 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. $3.45M - Federal

  2. $595k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Davidson College received $3.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $595k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.4M

2017 Salaries

2.88%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Davidson College paid a median of $57.4M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 2.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.32% decline from 2015 and a 4.48% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.5M

Instructional Salaries

193

Number of Employees

In 2017, Davidson College paid a total of $20.5M to 193 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

100 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

139 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Davidson College were Professor with 100 employees; Assistant professor with 57 employees; and Assistant professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College were Service with 139 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 119 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Davidson College was Male Professor with 65 employees, Female Professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 34 employees.

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

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