Davidson College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,550
3.84% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,704
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
16.9%
6,479 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,927
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.6%
471 Graduates

About

Davidson College is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Davidson College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (75 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (64 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (60 degrees).

In 2022, 556 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 (385 degrees), 8.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $56,550, which is $28,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Davidson College is $56,550, which is $28,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,704.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Davidson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$56,550
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Davidson College was $56,550. The cost of tuition at Davidson College is $28,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$26,704
2022 Value
3.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Davidson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,704. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Davidson College grew by 3.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,225
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Davidson College was of $15,225 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change 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

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Davidson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Davidson College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 164 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Davidson College received 6,479 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.699% annual growth. Out of those 6,479 applicants, 1,098 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,927 students enrolled at Davidson College in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Davidson College has an overall enrollment yield of 49.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,098
Accepted Out of 6,479

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Davidson College was 16.9% (1,098 admissions from 6,479 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 17.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.699%, while admissions declined by −4.1%..

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2022)
181
Scores Submitted (2022)

33% of enrolled first-time students at Davidson College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Davidson College had a total enrollment of 1,927 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,927 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 61.9% White, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, 5.29% Asian, and 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Davidson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Davidson College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,927 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,927 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Davidson College was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Davidson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,193 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    187 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Davidson College is 61.9% White, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, 5.29% Asian, and 0.156% 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 54.3% 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, 23 students (1.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 22 more women than men received degrees from Davidson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Davidson College is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 8.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Davidson College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (64 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (60 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Social Sciences (165 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (25 degrees).

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 (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 Davidson College in 2022 are Social Sciences (165 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (27 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 Davidson College 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 Davidson College are Social Sciences (165 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (27 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 Davidson College 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 Davidson College are Social Sciences (165 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (27 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 Davidson College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Davidson College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

267
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
289
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 267 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College, which is 0.924 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.26 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Davidson College in General Psychology, which is 3.92 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 89% of students graduating from Davidson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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 Davidson College 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, 3.4% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    385 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Davidson College is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 8.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

1.08% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    203 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Davidson College is white female (203 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

Davidson College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.32B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.01%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Davidson College had a total salary expenditure of 147M. Davidson College employs 82 Professors, 80 Assistant professors and 46 Associate professors. Most academics at Davidson College are Male Professor (47), Female Assistant professor (47), and Female Professor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 155 employees, Service, with 155 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 81 employees.

Endowment

$1.32B
2022 Endowment
1.89%
decline from 2021

Davidson College has an endowment valued at about $1.32B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Davidson College declined 1.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.27B 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

$64.8M
2022 Salaries
0.605%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Davidson College paid a median of $64.8M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 0.605% 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

$23.5M
Instructional Salaries
217
Number of Employees

In 2022, Davidson College paid a total of $23.5M to 217 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
82 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Davidson College were Professor with 82 employees, Assistant professor with 80 employees, and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 155 employees, Service with 155 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Davidson College was Male Professor with 47 employees, Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Female Professor with 35 employees.

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

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