Dickinson State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,344

4.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,390

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.63%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

99%

388 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,425

64.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29.2%

62 Graduates

About

Dickinson State University is a higher education institution located in Stark County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dickinson State University were General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), and Accounting (29 degrees).

In 2017, 312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson State University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (249 degrees), 20.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson State University is $5,344, which is $-19,850 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson State University is $5,344, which is $-19,850 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,390.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,344

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dickinson State University was $5,344. The cost of tuition at Dickinson State University is $-19,850 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$11,390

2017 Value

0.921%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dickinson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,390. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dickinson State University grew by 0.921%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,459

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson State University was of $6,459 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.324% 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

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Dickinson State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

5.63%

2016 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson State University was 5.63%, which represents 20 out of the 355 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

Dickinson State University received 388 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.18% annual growth. Out of those 388 applicants, 384 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99% acceptance rate.

There were 1,425 students enrolled at Dickinson State University in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dickinson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 50.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

384

Accepted Out of 388

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson State University was 99% (384 admissions from 388 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.18%, while admissions grew by 15.7%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

8

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Dickinson State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dickinson State University has a total enrollment of 1,425 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson State University is 922 students and the part-time enrollment is 503. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Dickinson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 5.33% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.912% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.772% Asian, and 0.351% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dickinson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.5%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,425 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson State University is 922 and the part-time enrollment is 503. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Dickinson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Dickinson State University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dickinson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,102

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    76

  3. Black or African American

    59

The enrolled student population at Dickinson State University is 77.3% White, 5.33% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.912% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.772% Asian, and 0.351% 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, 53 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 104 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson State University. The majority of degree recipients at Dickinson State University are white (249 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dickinson State University is General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (32 degrees) and Accounting (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dickinson State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (33 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Accountants & auditors (1,097,020 people), Other managers (676,521 people), Financial managers (432,231 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (361,701 people), and Chief executives & legislators (332,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Agriculture (33 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (121 degrees), and History (3 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 Dickinson State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Agriculture (33 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (121 degrees), and History (3 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 Dickinson State University are Elementary & secondary schools (718,471 people), Banking & related activities (505,795 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,698 people), Computer Systems Design (447,880 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (437,194 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Agriculture (33 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (121 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dickinson State University.

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson State University was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 104

  2. 208

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson State University, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.91 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Dickinson State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.84 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Dickinson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 (43.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dickinson State University is Female and White (43.2% 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, 4.84% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    249 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson State University is white (249 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    172 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dickinson State University is white female (172 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.51M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $59.5k (1.69%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Dickinson State University had a total salary expenditure of $31.1M. Dickinson State University employs 32 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Dickinson State University are Male Assistant professors (19), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 22 employees, and Management with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.51M

2017 Endowment

70.9%

decline from 2016

Dickinson State University has an endowment valued at about $3.51M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson State University declined 70.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $684k - Federal

  2. $96k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dickinson State University received $684k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $96k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.5M

2017 Salaries

10.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dickinson State University paid a median of $13.5M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($31.1M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.78% decline from 2015 and a 2.35% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.01M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dickinson State University paid a total of $5.01M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% 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

32 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

27 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson State University were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees; and Management with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson State University was Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dickinson State University.

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