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Get the facts about Davis & Elkins College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Davis & Elkins College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Davis & Elkins College was awarded 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

D&E landed the #1,399 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

D&E is also ranked #12 out of 20 schools in West Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into D&E?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Davis & Elkins College is a competitive 42%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 32% of students accepted to D&E submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 550. Math scores were between 450 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Davis & Elkins College  ( 450 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Davis & Elkins College  ( 450 to 550 )
D&E received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Davis & Elkins College  ( 17 to 22 )

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Davis & Elkins College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Davis & Elkins College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Davis & Elkins College is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davis & Elkins College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Davis & Elkins College is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from D&E have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at D&E

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 776 undergraduates at D&E with 751 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

D&E Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for D&E is 60.75 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.75 out of 100
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How Much Does Davis & Elkins College Cost?

The overall average net price of D&E is $17,405. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for D&E

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,420 $15,830 $17,030 $19,887 $23,955

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of D&E, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At D&E, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $6,716 a year. That adds up to $26,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at D&E is 16.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do D&E Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from D&E make around $37,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Davis & Elkins College make the most money.

Location of Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Elkins, West Virginia. The location of D&E is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Davis & Elkins College

Contact details for D&E are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Elkins, WV 26241-3996
Phone: 304-637-1900

Davis & Elkins College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
Nursing 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 12 NA
General Psychology 9 NA
Criminology 8 NA
General English Literature 8 NA
Marketing 7 NA
Accounting 7 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 NA
General Biology 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Davis & Elkins College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at D&E

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 19 students took at least one online class at Davis & Elkins College. This is a decrease from the 31 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 19 19
2016-2017 31 31
2015-2016 37 37
2014-2015 44 44
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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