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Get the facts about DigiPen Institute of Technology. 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology 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.

DigiPen Institute of Technology was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Digipen is ranked #628 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, Digipen is ranked at #14.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Digipen?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to DigiPen Institute of Technology you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Digipen submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 577 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for DigiPen Institute of Technology  ( 577 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for DigiPen Institute of Technology  ( 570 to 680 )
Digipen received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for DigiPen Institute of Technology  ( 25 to 30 )

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DigiPen Institute of Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Digipen 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

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 DigiPen Institute of Technology is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at DigiPen Institute of Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like DigiPen Institute of Technology enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Digipen 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 Digipen

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,084 undergraduates at Digipen with 1,027 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

Digipen Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Digipen is 61.97 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.97 out of 100
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How Much Does DigiPen Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of Digipen is $39,857. 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 Digipen

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$36,214 $36,564 $39,496 $41,258 $42,134

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 Digipen, 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 Digipen, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,705 a year. That adds up to $34,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Digipen is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Digipen Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Digipen make around $80,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Digipen students since it is 101% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private for-profit institution located in Redmond, Washington. Redmond is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of DigiPen Institute of Technology

Contact details for Digipen are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9931 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-558-0299

DigiPen Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 6 majors graduated from DigiPen Institute of Technology. Of these students, 185 received undergraduate degrees and 29 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Graphic Communications 63 $26,000
Computer Programming 61 $74,500
Human Computer Interaction 21 NA
Computer Software & Applications 20 NA
Computer Engineering 10 NA
Music 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at DigiPen Institute of Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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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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