Denison University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,000
4.35% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$38,267
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.604%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
22%
12,220 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,416
99.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
84.6%
537 Graduates

About

Denison University is a higher education institution located in Licking County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Denison University were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (77 degrees awarded), International Business, Trade, & Commerce (56 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (53 degrees).

In 2022, 685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Denison University. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (390 degrees), 5.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $60,000, which is $31,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Denison University is $60,000, which is $31,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,267.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Denison University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Denison University was $60,000. The cost of tuition at Denison University is $31,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$38,267
2022 Value
1.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Denison University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,267. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Denison University grew by 1.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,900
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Denison University was of $13,900 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.31% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Denison University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, 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.
0.604%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Denison University was 0.604%, which represents 2 out of the 331 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Denison University received 12,220 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 12,220 applicants, 2,684 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22% acceptance rate.

There were 2,416 students enrolled at Denison University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Denison University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,684
Accepted Out of 12,220

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Denison University was 22% (2,684 admissions from 12,220 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 28.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 28.5%, while admissions declined by −0.186%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
188
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Denison University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Denison University had a total enrollment of 2,416 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,400 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Denison University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.9% White, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.01% Two or More Races, 3.35% Asian, and 0.0414% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Denison University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Denison University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,416 students. The full-time enrollment at Denison University is 2,400 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Denison University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2022 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 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Denison University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,472 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    170 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Denison University is 60.9% White, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.01% Two or More Races, 3.35% Asian, and 0.0414% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 49 students (2.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 107 more women than men received degrees from Denison University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Denison University is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 5.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Denison University is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (77 degrees awarded), followed by International Business, Trade, & Commerce (56 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (53 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Social Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), and History (22 degrees).

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 (512,487 people), Other managers (328,006 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (282,418 people), Postsecondary teachers (228,386 people), and Secondary school teachers (178,823 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University in 2022 are Social Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Social Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (681,719 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (476,593 people), Legal services (406,018 people), Computer Systems Design (261,753 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (229,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Denison University are Social Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Denison University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Denison University was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 77 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

289
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
396
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (396).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.85 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Denison University in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.08 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 77% of students graduating from Denison University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Denison University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.559% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    390 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Denison University is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 5.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    217 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Denison University is white female (217 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (173 degrees).

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Operations

Denison University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.03B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Denison University had a total salary expenditure of 152M. Denison University employs 103 Assistant professors, 86 Associate professors and 44 Professors. Most academics at Denison University are Female Assistant professor (53), Male Assistant professor (50), and Female Associate professor (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University are: Management, with 169 employees, Service, with 95 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees.

Endowment

$1.03B
2022 Endowment
14.7%
decline from 2021

Denison University has an endowment valued at about $1.03B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Denison University declined 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $985M 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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Salary Expenditure

$60.8M
2022 Salaries
0.676%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Denison University paid a median of $60.8M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 0.676% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
245
Number of Employees

In 2022, Denison University paid a total of $22.3M to 245 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
169 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Denison University were Assistant professor with 103 employees, Associate professor with 86 employees, and Professor with 44 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Denison University were Management with 169 employees, Service with 95 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Denison University was Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Female Associate professor with 47 employees.

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

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