Denison University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,420
5.32% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$39,808
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.867%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
28.2%
9,079 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,258
99.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.5%
490 Graduates

About

Denison University is a higher education institution located in Licking County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Denison University were Mass Communication & Media Studies (78 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (78 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (56 degrees).

In 2020, 698 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Denison University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (464 degrees), 8.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $55,420, which is $27,020 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $55,420, which is $27,020 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,808.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,420
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Denison University was $55,420. The cost of tuition at Denison University is $27,020 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$39,808
2020 Value
8.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Denison University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,808. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Denison University grew by 8.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,050
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Denison University was of $13,050 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.68% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Denison University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
0.867%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Denison University was 0.867%, which represents 3 out of the 346 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

Denison University received 9,079 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.03% annual growth. Out of those 9,079 applicants, 2,558 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,258 students enrolled at Denison University in 2020, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Denison University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,558
Accepted Out of 9,079

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Denison University was 28.2% (2,558 admissions from 9,079 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 29.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.03%, while admissions declined by −1.24%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
255
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Denison University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Denison University has a total enrollment of 2,258 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.8% White, 7.88% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 3.5% Asian, 0.0443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Denison University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4%). 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

99.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,258 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,252 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 Denison University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Denison University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,350
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    178
  3. Black or African American
    132

The enrolled student population at Denison University is 59.8% White, 7.88% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 3.5% Asian, 0.0443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 63 students (2.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 94 more women than men received degrees from Denison University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Denison University is white (464 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Denison University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (78 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (78 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Denison University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (12 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 Denison University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (357,335 people), Other managers (349,135 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (182,481 people), Postsecondary teachers (157,049 people), and Chief executives & legislators (156,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Social Sciences (148 degrees), and Communications (78 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Denison University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Social Sciences (148 degrees), and Communications (78 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 Denison University are Elementary & secondary schools (479,398 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,554 people), Legal services (284,913 people), Computer Systems Design (256,926 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (205,139 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Social Sciences (148 degrees), and Communications (78 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 Denison University.
Most Common
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Denison University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

302
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
396
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 302 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University, which is 0.763 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (396).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 4.2 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Denison University in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 3.59 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 82% of students graduating from Denison University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Denison University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.204% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    464 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Denison University is white (464 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

1.86% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    268 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Denison University is white female (268 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Denison University has an endowment valued at nearly $913M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $39.3M (4.3%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Denison University had a total salary expenditure of $135M. Denison University employs 100 Assistant professors, 92 Associate professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at Denison University are Female Associate professors (51), Female Assistant professors(51), and Male Assistant professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University are: Management, with 128 employees, Service, with 97 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$913M
2020 Endowment
2.82%
growth from 2019

Denison University has an endowment valued at about $913M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Denison University grew 2.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $873M 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. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Denison University received $1.12M 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

$60.7M
2020 Salaries
7.13%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Denison University paid a median of $60.7M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 7.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.39% growth from 2018 and a 5.48% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
247
Number of Employees

In 2020, Denison University paid a total of $20.9M to 247 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
128 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Denison University were Assistant professor with 100 employees; Associate professor with 92 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University were Management with 128 employees; Service with 97 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Denison University was Female Associate professor with 51 employees, Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Denison University.

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