Denison University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,870

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,023

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.66%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

43.6%

6,881 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,277

99.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.3%

500 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 General Economics (101 degrees awarded), Mass Communication & Media Studies (71 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (63 degrees).

In 2016, 661 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Denison University. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (459 degrees), 6.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $47,870, which is $23,455 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $47,870, which is $23,455 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,023.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,870

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Denison University was $47,870. The cost of tuition at Denison University is $23,455 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$32,023

2016 Value

11.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Denison University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,023. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Denison University grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,570

Room and Board

$650

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Denison University was of $11,570 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $650. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Denison University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.66%

2015 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Denison University was 3.66%, which represents 13 out of the 355 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 6,881 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,881 applicants, 3,001 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,277 students enrolled at Denison University in 2016, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Denison University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,001

Accepted Out of 6,881

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Denison University was 43.6% (3,001 admissions from 6,881 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 47.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.6%, while admissions grew by 2.56%.

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SAT Scores

30%

Submission Percentage

189

Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Denison University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Denison University has a total enrollment of 2,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,259 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 9.49% Hispanic or Latino, 6.59% Black or African American, 4.08% Asian, 3.86% Two or More Races, 0.0878% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0439% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Denison University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,259 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2016 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,496

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    216

  3. Black or African American

    150

The enrolled student population at Denison University is 65.7% White, 9.49% Hispanic or Latino, 6.59% Black or African American, 4.08% Asian, 3.86% Two or More Races, 0.0878% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0439% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 38 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 159 more women than men received degrees from Denison University. The majority of degree recipients at Denison University are white (459 degrees awarded). There were 6.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Denison University is General Economics (101 degrees awarded), followed by Mass Communication & Media Studies (71 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (63 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and Social Sciences (171 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 (382,992 people), Miscellaneous managers (291,143 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (291,077 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,482 people), and Chief executives & legislators (115,688 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (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 Denison University are Elementary & secondary schools (521,204 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,375 people), Legal services (312,697 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (182,150 people), and Computer Systems Design (173,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Denison University was General Economics with 101 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 251

  2. 410

In 2016, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University, which is 0.612 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (410).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University in General Economics, which is 1.89 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Denison University in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 3.73 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 79% of students graduating from Denison University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 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 (67.2%).

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, 0.4% 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

    459 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Denison University is white (459 degrees awarded). There were 6.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

1.51% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    279 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    180 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Denison University is white female (279 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (180 degrees).

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Operations

Denison University has an endowment valued at nearly $812M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.6M (5.49%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Denison University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $45.7M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

Denison University employs 112 Associate professors, 76 Assistant professors, and 47 Professors. Most academics at Denison University are Female Associate professors (60), Male Associate professors(52), and Male Assistant professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University are: Management, with 122 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, and Service with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$812M

2015 Endowment

1.65%

growth from 2014

Denison University has an endowment valued at about $812M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Denison University grew 1.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $779M 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. $611k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Denison University received $611k 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

Primary Expenses

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$45.7M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Denison University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $45.7M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$45.7M

2015 Salaries

2.39%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Denison University paid a median of $45.7M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 2.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% growth from 2013 and a 3.42% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.3M

Instructional Salaries

235

Number of Employees

In 2015, Denison University paid a total of $18.3M to 235 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

122 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Denison University were Associate professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 76 employees; and Assistant professor with 47 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University were Management with 122 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees; and Service with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Denison University was Female Associate professor with 60 employees, Male Associate professor with 52 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 41 employees.

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