Dickinson College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,948
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$37,342
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.94%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
51.6%
5,375 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,932
95.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84%
519 Graduates

About

Dickinson College is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dickinson College were International Business, Trade, & Commerce (70 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (55 degrees), and General Psychology (42 degrees).

In 2020, 666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (441 degrees), 7.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $55,948, which is $27,548 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $55,948, which is $27,548 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,342.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Dickinson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,948
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dickinson College was $55,948. The cost of tuition at Dickinson College is $27,548 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$37,342
2020 Value
12.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dickinson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,342. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dickinson College grew by 12.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,176
Room and Board
$1,290
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson College was of $14,176 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,290. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.61% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Dickinson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.9% with respect to 2019, when 77% 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.
1.94%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson College was 1.94%, which represents 6 out of the 309 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

Dickinson College received 5,375 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.4% annual decline. Out of those 5,375 applicants, 2,776 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,932 students enrolled at Dickinson College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dickinson College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,776
Accepted Out of 5,375

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson College was 51.6% (2,776 admissions from 5,375 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 40.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −16.4%, while admissions grew by 7.85%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Dickinson College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dickinson College has a total enrollment of 1,932 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 1,837 students and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 9.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.11% Black or African American, 4.61% Asian, 4.4% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0518% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dickinson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.15%). 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

95.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,932 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 1,837 and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Dickinson College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dickinson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,211
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    176
  3. Black or African American
    118

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College is 62.7% White, 9.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.11% Black or African American, 4.61% Asian, 4.4% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0518% 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 54.8% 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, 19 students (0.983%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 110 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dickinson College is white (441 degrees awarded). There were 7.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dickinson College is International Business, Trade, & Commerce (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (55 degrees) and General Psychology (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dickinson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 Dickinson College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (339,637 people), Other managers (236,900 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (164,097 people), Postsecondary teachers (140,802 people), and Chief executives & legislators (108,656 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (37 degrees), and Social Sciences (161 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 Dickinson College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (37 degrees), and Social Sciences (161 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 Dickinson College are Elementary & secondary schools (349,102 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,859 people), Legal services (268,314 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (174,357 people), and Computer Systems Design (161,334 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (37 degrees), and Social Sciences (161 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 Dickinson College.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson College was International Business, Trade, & Commerce with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

278
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
388
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (388).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1 times approximately the same the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Dickinson College in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1 times approximately the same the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 81% of students graduating from Dickinson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dickinson College is Male and Black or African American (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, 1.16% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    441 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson College is white (441 degrees awarded). There were 7.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

0.901% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    243 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    198 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dickinson College is white female (243 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (198 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at nearly $453M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.92M (1.97%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Dickinson College had a total salary expenditure of $124M. Dickinson College employs 86 Associate professors, 57 Professors, and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Dickinson College are Male Associate professors (43), Female Associate professors(43), and Male Professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College are: Service, with 111 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 107 employees, and Management with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$453M
2020 Endowment
0.563%
decline from 2019

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at about $453M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson College declined 0.563% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $413M 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. $2.57M - Federal
  2. $216k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dickinson College received $2.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $216k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.4M
2020 Salaries
0.621%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Dickinson College paid a median of $54.4M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 0.621% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.1% decline from 2018 and a 2.02% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M
Instructional Salaries
215
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dickinson College paid a total of $18.6M to 215 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
111 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson College were Associate professor with 86 employees; Professor with 57 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College were Service with 111 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 107 employees; and Management with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson College was Male Associate professor with 43 employees, Female Associate professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dickinson College.

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