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Davis & Elkins College Data & Information Overview

3 awards Ranking Badges
78% Acceptance Rate
7% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Davis & Elkins College Ranked?

Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Davis & Elkins College was awarded 3 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

D&E was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into D&E?

78% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Davis & Elkins College is 78%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that D&E is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Davis & Elkins College admissions.

Davis & Elkins College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
56% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at D&E is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davis & Elkins College

67% Freshmen Retention
31% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At D&E this rate is 31%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Davis & Elkins College Undergraduate Student Diversity

691 Full-Time Undergraduates
6.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 738 undergraduates at D&E with 691 being full-time and 47 being part-time.

How Much Does Davis & Elkins College Cost?

$18,230 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
$28,296 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of D&E is $18,230. 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 +

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At D&E, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,074 a year. That adds up to $28,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at D&E is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do D&E Graduates Make?

$39,510 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from D&E make about $39,510 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Davis & Elkins College

West Virginia State
691 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Elkins, West Virginia, Davis & Elkins College is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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Contact details for D&E are given below.

Contact Details
Address:100 Campus Dr, Elkins, WV 26241-3996

Davis & Elkins College Majors

36 Majors With Completions
197 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
General Psychology17NA
Health & Physical Education17NA
Business Administration & Management14NA
Computer Science7NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific5NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific5NA

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

3% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 21 students took at least one online class at Davis & Elkins College. This is a decrease from the 420 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Davis & Elkins College.

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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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