Defiance College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,500
1.59% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,811
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.1%
2,000 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
542
87.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
38.6%
91 Graduates

About

Defiance College is a higher education institution located in Defiance County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Defiance College were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (14 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (14 degrees), and General Business (14 degrees).

In 2019, 163 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Defiance College. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (131 degrees), 9.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Defiance College is $32,500, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Defiance College is $32,500, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,811.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Defiance College was $32,500. The cost of tuition at Defiance College is $5,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$26,811
2019 Value
2.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Defiance College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,811. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Defiance College grew by 2.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,220
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Defiance College was of $10,220 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.69% 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

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Defiance College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.16% with respect to 2018, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.5%
2017 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Defiance College was 10.5%, which represents 28 out of the 267 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

Defiance College received 2,000 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 33.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,000 applicants, 1,002 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.1% acceptance rate.

There were 542 students enrolled at Defiance College in 2019, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Defiance College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,002
Accepted Out of 2,000

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Defiance College was 50.1% (1,002 admissions from 2,000 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 52.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 33.2%, while admissions grew by 27.3%.

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage
57
Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at Defiance College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Defiance College has a total enrollment of 542 students. The full-time enrollment at Defiance College is 475 students and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Defiance College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Defiance College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 9.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.738% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Defiance College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Black or African American Male (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.3%) and White Male (18.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Defiance College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 542 students. The full-time enrollment at Defiance College is 475 and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Defiance College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
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 Defiance College was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Defiance College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    362
  2. Black or African American
    93
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51

The enrolled student population at Defiance College is 66.8% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 9.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.738% Asian, and 0% 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, 4 students (0.738%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 13 more women than men received degrees from Defiance College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Defiance College is white (131 degrees awarded). There were 9.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Defiance College is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (14 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (14 degrees) and General Business (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Defiance College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 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 Defiance College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,517,594 people), Secondary school teachers (531,090 people), Education administrators (283,739 people), Special education teachers (213,214 people), and Social workers, all other (207,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Protective Services (12 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 Defiance College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Protective Services (12 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 Defiance College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,880,606 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (419,226 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,406 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (222,965 people), and Individual & family services (169,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Protective Services (12 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 Defiance College.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Defiance College was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

75
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
88
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Defiance College, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (88).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Defiance College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 5.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Defiance College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Defiance College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Defiance College is Male and Asian (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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    131 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Defiance College is white (131 degrees awarded). There were 9.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    74 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Defiance College is white female (74 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Defiance College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.16M (7.32%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Defiance College had a total salary expenditure of $16.3M. Defiance College employs 23 Assistant professors, 7 Professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Defiance College are Male Assistant professors (12), Female Assistant professors(11), and Male Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Defiance College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 25 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.9M
2019 Endowment
1.57%
decline from 2018

Defiance College has an endowment valued at about $15.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Defiance College declined 1.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $66.1k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Defiance College received $66.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.21M
2019 Salaries
1.48%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Defiance College paid a median of $6.21M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($16.3M) and a 1.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.73% growth from 2017 and a 15.5% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.99M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2019, Defiance College paid a total of $1.99M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Defiance College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 7 employees; and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Defiance College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees; Management with 16 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Defiance College was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Professor with 5 employees.

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