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Davis & Elkins College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Davis & Elkins College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2022 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 32 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

D&E is ranked #2,062 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 31 colleges in West Virginia, D&E is ranked at #14.

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Is It Hard to Get Into D&E?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Davis & Elkins College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Learn more about Davis & Elkins College admissions.

Davis & Elkins College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At D&E, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 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 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 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 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Davis & Elkins College.

Davis & Elkins College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of D&E is $17,388. 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 +
$16,077 $15,556 $16,014 $19,857 $22,580

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,115 a year. That adds up to $28,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at D&E is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do D&E Graduates Make?

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 $37,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

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
Phone: 304-637-1900

Davis & Elkins College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 18 NA
Nursing 17 NA
Business Administration & Management 12 NA
Criminology 11 NA
Accounting 9 NA
General Psychology 9 NA
Marketing 6 NA
Finance & Financial Management 6 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 6 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 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 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 2019-2020, 420 students took at least one online class at Davis & Elkins College. This is an increase from the 22 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 420 44
2018-2019 22 22
2017-2018 19 19
2016-2017 31 31
2015-2016 37 37

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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