DigiPen Institute of Technology

Is Digipen a Good School for the Money?

DigiPen Institute of Technology Value Report

Is Digipen worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Digipen value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Washington, Digipen is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Washington Value
Below Average Washington Quality

DigiPen Institute of Technology is ranked #14 out of #23 in Washington for quality and #20 out of #20 for Washington value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  20 out of 20
Great Value
State Value Score  0.00 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Digipen financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

DigiPen Institute of Technology is ranked #1,306 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe DigiPen Institute of Technology is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1306 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  11.28 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Illinois College $84,298 A+
College of Saint Mary $99,658 A
Drury University $107,693 A
Pacific Union College $119,419 A-
Viterbo University $128,978 B
McDaniel College $130,040 B
Utah State University $131,633 B
West Virginia University $136,503 B-
Queens University of Charlotte $137,759 C+
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth $164,240 D-
DigiPen Institute of Technology $197,729 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $197,729 For That Piece of Paper

The Digipen time to graduate is about 4.42 years and will cost an estimated $44,735 per year. This brings the total cost to 197,729.

Average Yearly Cost $44,735
Average Years to Graduate 4.42
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $197,729

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Digipen cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$168,380 In-State With Aid
$216,496 Avg Cost No Aid
4.42 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Digipen value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $216,496 #1,043 D
All Students $197,729 #1,306 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $168,380 #1,288 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $216,496 #19 F
All Students $197,729 #20 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $168,380 #20 F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Washington.

About 71% of Digipen students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Digipen financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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