Dickinson College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,776
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$37,610
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.322%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
34.9%
8,261 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,137
98.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
83.7%
508 Graduates

About

Dickinson College is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dickinson College were International Business, Trade, & Commerce (66 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (49 degrees), and General Psychology (44 degrees).

In 2022, 640 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson College. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (394 degrees), 7.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $60,776, which is $32,446 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson College is $60,776, which is $32,446 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,610.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Dickinson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,776
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dickinson College was $60,776. The cost of tuition at Dickinson College is $32,446 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$37,610
2022 Value
79.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dickinson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,610. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dickinson College grew by 79.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,252
Room and Board
$1,324
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson College was of $15,252 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.95% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,324. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Dickinson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.02% with respect to 2021, when 83% 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.
0.322%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson College was 0.322%, which represents 1 out of the 311 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 8,261 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.8% annual growth. Out of those 8,261 applicants, 2,885 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,137 students enrolled at Dickinson College in 2022.

Dickinson College has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,885
Accepted Out of 8,261

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson College was 34.9% (2,885 admissions from 8,261 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.8%, while admissions declined by −5.75%..

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Enrollment

Dickinson College had a total enrollment of 2,137 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,096 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% White, 7.25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Asian, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 0.0468% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0468% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dickinson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,137 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson College is 2,096 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Dickinson College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Dickinson College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Dickinson 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
    1,377 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    155 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    110 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dickinson College is 64.4% White, 7.25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Asian, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 0.0468% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0468% 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, 28 students (1.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 128 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dickinson College is white (394 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more white recipients 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 (66 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (49 degrees) and General Psychology (44 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (174 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Dickinson College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (370,527 people), Other managers (316,316 people), Postsecondary teachers (249,687 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (185,250 people), and Software developers (148,637 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (174 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (174 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 Dickinson College are Elementary & secondary schools (476,745 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,120 people), Computer Systems Design (298,231 people), Legal services (294,323 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,798 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson College are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (174 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 Dickinson College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson College was International Business, Trade, & Commerce with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

256
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
384
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (384).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson College in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1.28 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men 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
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 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 84% 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 Dickinson 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, 0.591% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    394 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson College is white (394 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56 degrees).

0.625% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    243 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dickinson College is white female (243 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (151 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at nearly $583M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.316%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Dickinson College had a total salary expenditure of 121M. Dickinson College employs 83 Associate professors, 68 Assistant professors and 57 Professors. Most academics at Dickinson College are Female Associate professor (46), Male Professor (37), and Male Associate professor (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College are: Service, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 96 employees, and Management with 92 employees.

Endowment

$583M
2022 Endowment
2.76%
decline from 2021

Dickinson College has an endowment valued at about $583M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson College declined 2.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $534M 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

$50.8M
2022 Salaries
2.84%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Dickinson College paid a median of $50.8M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 2.84% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.1M
Instructional Salaries
221
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dickinson College paid a total of $19.1M to 221 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% 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

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson College were Associate professor with 83 employees, Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson College were Service with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees, and Management with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson College was Female Associate professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 37 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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