Dickinson College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,948
3.25% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,139
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
40.1%
6,426 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,133
98.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
84.4%
507 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 (83 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (50 degrees), and International Relations & Affairs (48 degrees).

In 2019, 752 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson College. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (501 degrees), 8.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $55,948, which is $28,668 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $55,948, which is $28,668 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,139.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,948
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dickinson College was $55,948. The cost of tuition at Dickinson College is $28,668 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$33,139
2019 Value
0.475%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dickinson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,139. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dickinson College grew by 0.475%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,698
Room and Board
$1,210
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson College was of $13,698 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,210. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.42% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Dickinson College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.05% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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%
2017 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 312 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 6,426 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.85% annual growth. Out of those 6,426 applicants, 2,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,133 students enrolled at Dickinson College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dickinson College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,574
Accepted Out of 6,426

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson College was 40.1% (2,574 admissions from 6,426 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 49.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.85%, while admissions declined by −16.2%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dickinson College has a total enrollment of 2,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,107 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.9% White, 8.77% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 3.61% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0469% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dickinson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.55%). 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

98.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,107 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Dickinson College was 87%. 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
    1,341
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    187
  3. Black or African American
    109

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College is 62.9% White, 8.77% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 3.61% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0469% 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, 20 students (0.938%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 194 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dickinson College is white (501 degrees awarded). There were 8.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dickinson College is International Business, Trade, & Commerce (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (50 degrees) and International Relations & Affairs (48 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 (41 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (33 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 (342,487 people), Other managers (252,603 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,272 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (134,645 people), and Chief executives & legislators (117,663 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (41 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Social Sciences (189 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 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 Dickinson College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (41 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Social Sciences (189 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 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 (357,824 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,412 people), Legal services (262,534 people), Computer Systems Design (181,882 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (181,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (41 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Social Sciences (189 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 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. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 48 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson College was International Business, Trade, & Commerce with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

279
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
473
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 279 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (473).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1.07 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Dickinson College in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 0.93 times less than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 80% of students graduating from Dickinson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dickinson 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, 2.37% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    501 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson College is white (501 degrees awarded). There were 8.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

0.931% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    310 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dickinson College is white female (310 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (191 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at nearly $455M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.8M (6.98%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Dickinson College had a total salary expenditure of $130M. Dickinson College employs 83 Associate professors, 68 Assistant professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at Dickinson College are Male Associate professors (42), Female Assistant professors(42), and Female Associate professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College are: Service, with 148 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, and Management with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$455M
2019 Endowment
4.09%
growth from 2018

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at about $455M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson College grew 4.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $415M 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. $927k - Federal
  2. $160k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Dickinson College received $927k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $160k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.7M
2019 Salaries
1.1%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Dickinson College paid a median of $54.7M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 1.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.02% growth from 2017 and a 1.54% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.7M
Instructional Salaries
229
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dickinson College paid a total of $19.7M to 229 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
148 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson College were Associate professor with 83 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 57 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College were Service with 148 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 120 employees; and Management with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson College was Male Associate professor with 42 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

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

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