Davidson College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,460
3.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$28,615
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.725%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
20%
5,621 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,983
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
93%
467 Graduates

About

Davidson College is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Davidson College were General Political Science & Government (72 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (65 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (65 degrees).

In 2020, 564 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Davidson College. 52% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (384 degrees), 8.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $54,460, which is $26,060 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $54,460, which is $26,060 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,615.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending Davidson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,460
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Davidson College was $54,460. The cost of tuition at Davidson College is $26,060 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$28,615
2020 Value
3.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Davidson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,615. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Davidson College grew by 3.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,803
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Davidson College was of $14,803 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Davidson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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.
0.725%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Davidson College was 0.725%, which represents 1 out of the 138 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

Davidson College received 5,621 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 5,621 applicants, 1,124 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 20% acceptance rate.

There were 1,983 students enrolled at Davidson College in 2020, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Davidson College has an overall enrollment yield of 46.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

20%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,124
Accepted Out of 5,621

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Davidson College was 20% (1,124 admissions from 5,621 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 18.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.03%, while admissions grew by 4.07%.

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage
313
Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Davidson College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Davidson College has a total enrollment of 1,983 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,983 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Davidson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% Black or African American, 5.85% Asian, 4.44% Two or More Races, 0.202% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Davidson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.49%). 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

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Davidson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,983 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,983 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Davidson College was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Davidson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,318
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    164
  3. Black or African American
    127

The enrolled student population at Davidson College is 66.5% White, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% Black or African American, 5.85% Asian, 4.44% Two or More Races, 0.202% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.202% 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 54.8% 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, 23 students (1.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 22 more women than men received degrees from Davidson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Davidson College is white (384 degrees awarded). There were 8.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Davidson College is General Political Science & Government (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (65 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Davidson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 Davidson 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 Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (22 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 Davidson College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (22 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 Davidson 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 Davidson College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (22 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 Davidson College.
Most Common
  1. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Davidson College was General Political Science & Government with 72 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
293
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 271 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College, which is 0.925 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (293).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.82 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Davidson College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%
100% Completion Time
90%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 90% of students graduating from Davidson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Davidson 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, 1.07% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    384 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Davidson College is white (384 degrees awarded). There were 8.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

0.532% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    199 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Davidson College is white female (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Davidson College has an endowment valued at nearly $906M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $43.5M (4.8%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Davidson College had a total salary expenditure of $138M. Davidson College employs 87 Professors, 85 Assistant professors, and 41 Associate professors. Most academics at Davidson College are Female Assistant professors (50), Male Professors(49), and Female Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College are: Service, with 147 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 137 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$906M
2020 Endowment
2.77%
growth from 2019

Davidson College has an endowment valued at about $906M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Davidson College grew 2.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $866M 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. $2.08M - Federal
  2. $792k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Davidson College received $2.08M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $792k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.3M
2020 Salaries
3.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Davidson College paid a median of $63.3M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($138M) and a 3.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.19% growth from 2018 and a 3.34% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$22.2M
Instructional Salaries
222
Number of Employees

In 2020, Davidson College paid a total of $22.2M to 222 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Davidson College were Professor with 87 employees; Assistant professor with 85 employees; and Assistant professor with 41 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College were Service with 147 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 137 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Davidson College was Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, Male Professor with 49 employees, and Female Professor with 38 employees.

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

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