Defiance College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,480

1.61% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,414

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.95%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

56.5%

1,257 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

614

86.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.2%

115 Graduates

About

Defiance College is a higher education institution located in Defiance County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Defiance College were General Business (18 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Police Science (17 degrees), and Accounting (14 degrees).

In 2017, 145 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Defiance College. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (125 degrees), 17.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Defiance College is $31,480, which is $6,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Defiance College is $31,480, which is $6,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,414.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,480

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Defiance College was $31,480. The cost of tuition at Defiance College is $6,286 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$24,414

2017 Value

2.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Defiance College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,414. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Defiance College grew by 2.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,950

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Defiance College was of $9,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Defiance College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.95%

2016 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Defiance College was 7.95%, which represents 29 out of the 365 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Defiance College received 1,257 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 14.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,257 applicants, 710 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.5% acceptance rate.

There were 614 students enrolled at Defiance College in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Defiance College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

710

Accepted Out of 1,257

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Defiance College was 56.5% (710 admissions from 1,257 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 14.3%, while admissions grew by 10.9%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

21

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Defiance College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Defiance College has a total enrollment of 614 students. The full-time enrollment at Defiance College is 529 students and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Defiance College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Defiance College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 7.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.814% Asian, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Defiance College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.7%), followed by White Female (36%) and Black or African American Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (50%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25%) and White Female (25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Defiance College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 614 students. The full-time enrollment at Defiance College is 529 and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Defiance College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Defiance College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Defiance College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    456

  2. Black or African American

    76

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    44

The enrolled student population at Defiance College is 74.3% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 7.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.814% Asian, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4 students (0.651%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 9 more women than men received degrees from Defiance College. The majority of degree recipients at Defiance College are white (125 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Defiance College is General Business (18 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Police Science (17 degrees) and Accounting (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Defiance College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Defiance College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,947,752 people), Secondary school teachers (316,855 people), Education administrators (289,082 people), Other managers (234,245 people), and Social workers, all other (220,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Defiance College are Physicians, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Defiance College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,908,493 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (387,642 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,411 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (256,589 people), and Individual & family services (167,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Defiance College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (24 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Defiance College was General Business with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 68

  2. 77

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Defiance College, which is 0.883 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (77).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Defiance College in General Business, which is 3.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Defiance College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 0.9 times less than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Defiance College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (53%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Defiance College is Female and White (53% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    125 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Defiance College is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

0.69% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    67 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Defiance College is white female (67 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Defiance College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.33M (15.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Defiance College had a total salary expenditure of $15.3M. Defiance College employs 20 Assistant professors, 9 Professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Defiance College are Male Assistant professors (10), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Defiance College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.2M

2017 Endowment

7.3%

growth from 2016

Defiance College has an endowment valued at about $15.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Defiance College grew 7.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $76.1k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Defiance College received $76.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.96M

2017 Salaries

15.5%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Defiance College paid a median of $5.96M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($15.3M) and a 15.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 14% decline from 2015 and a 2.08% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.86M

Instructional Salaries

36

Number of Employees

In 2017, Defiance College paid a total of $1.86M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Defiance College were Assistant professor with 20 employees; Professor with 9 employees; and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Defiance College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Defiance College was Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

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