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Davis & Elkins College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Davis & Elkins College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors D&E offers, how the school ranks, 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

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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 also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Davis & Elkins College.

Is It Hard to Get Into D&E?

Acceptance Rate

Davis & Elkins College has an acceptance rate of 42%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for D&E.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Davis & Elkins College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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

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

Good Overall Diversity at D&E

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 837 undergraduates at D&E with 785 being full-time and 52 being part-time.

D&E Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from D&E with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,400 in their early years. 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 located in Elkins, West Virginia. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Elkins draws many to the area.

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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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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

Learn more about online learning at Davis & Elkins College.

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