Dickinson College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$52,480

3.45% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$32,468

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.98%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

48.7%

5,941 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,382

98.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

84.2%

553 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 General Economics (56 degrees awarded), International Business, Trade, & Commerce (50 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (45 degrees).

In 2017, 631 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson College. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (460 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $52,480, which is $27,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $52,480, which is $27,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,468.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,480

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dickinson College was $52,480. The cost of tuition at Dickinson College is $27,286 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$32,468

2017 Value

5.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dickinson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,468. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dickinson College grew by 5.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,794

Room and Board

$1,130

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson College was of $12,794 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,130. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Dickinson College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.

1.98%

2016 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson College was 1.98%, which represents 7 out of the 353 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 5,941 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.74% annual decline. Out of those 5,941 applicants, 2,894 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,382 students enrolled at Dickinson College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dickinson College has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,894

Accepted Out of 5,941

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson College was 48.7% (2,894 admissions from 5,941 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 43.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.74%, while admissions grew by 8.51%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dickinson College has a total enrollment of 2,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,346 students and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 8.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.48% Asian, 0.084% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.084% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dickinson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,346 and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2017 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 90%. 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

    1,552

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    198

  3. Black or African American

    112

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College is 65.2% White, 8.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.48% Asian, 0.084% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.084% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 23 students (0.966%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 125 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson College. The majority of degree recipients at Dickinson College are white (460 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dickinson College is General Economics (56 degrees awarded), followed by International Business, Trade, & Commerce (50 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (45 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 (44 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 (339,224 people), Other managers (229,597 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,655 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,307 people), and Chief executives & legislators (101,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), and Social Sciences (161 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 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 (356,704 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,238 people), Legal services (273,889 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (171,881 people), and Computer Systems Design (152,998 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 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. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson College was General Economics with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 253

  2. 378

In 2017, 253 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College, which is 0.669 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College in General Economics, which is 1.43 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Dickinson College in General Psychology, which is 2.67 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 81% of students graduating from Dickinson College 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dickinson College is Male and Black or African American (88.9% 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, 0.362% 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

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson College is white (460 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

2.22% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    287 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    173 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dickinson College is white female (287 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (173 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at nearly $413M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48.8M (11.8%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Dickinson College had a total expenditure of $131M. Of that $131M, they spent $54.2M on salaries and $131M on benefits.

Dickinson College employs 87 Assistant professors, 77 Associate professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Dickinson College are Female Assistant professors (50), Male Associate professors(42), and Male Assistant professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College are: Service, with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, and Management with 90 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$413M

2017 Endowment

8.34%

growth from 2016

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at about $413M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson College grew 8.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $376M 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. $946k - Federal

  2. $132k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dickinson College received $946k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $132k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$54.2M

Salary Expenditure

$131M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Dickinson College had a total expenditure of $131M. Of that $131M, they spent $54.2M on salaries and $131M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Dickinson College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.2M

2017 Salaries

1.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dickinson College paid a median of $54.2M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($131M) and a 1.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.9% decline from 2015 and a 0.644% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20M

Instructional Salaries

243

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dickinson College paid a total of $20M to 243 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

87 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

149 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson College were Assistant professor with 87 employees; Associate professor with 77 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College were Service with 149 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; and Management with 90 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson College was Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, Male Associate professor with 42 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 37 employees.

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

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