DigiPen Institute of Technology

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,500
3.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,832
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
38.2%
931 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,120
90.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.6%
81 Graduates

About

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Specific Applications Computer Programming (69 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (43 degrees), and Human Computer Interaction (32 degrees).

In 2020, 226 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DigiPen Institute of Technology. 25.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 74.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (71 degrees), 1.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $33,500, which is $5,100 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $33,500, which is $5,100 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,832.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $33,500. The cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $5,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$36,832
2020 Value
5.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 DigiPen Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,832. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of DigiPen Institute of Technology grew by 5.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,891
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DigiPen Institute of Technology was of $11,891 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at DigiPen Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 35.1% with respect to 2019, when 37% 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.
2.3%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at DigiPen Institute of Technology was 2.3%, which represents 5 out of the 217 total borrowers.

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Admissions

DigiPen Institute of Technology received 931 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.62% annual decline. Out of those 931 applicants, 356 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,120 students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 45.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
356
Accepted Out of 931

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DigiPen Institute of Technology was 38.2% (356 admissions from 931 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 33.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.62%, while admissions grew by 6.59%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
137
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DigiPen Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 1,120 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,017 students and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DigiPen Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 9.02% Asian, 7.86% Hispanic or Latino, 7.5% Two or More Races, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.6%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Asian Male (5.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.1%), followed by Asian Female (7.89%) and Asian Male (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,120 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,017 and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), DigiPen Institute of Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    607
  2. Asian
    101
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88

The enrolled student population at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 54.2% White, 9.02% Asian, 7.86% Hispanic or Latino, 7.5% Two or More Races, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 110 fewer women than men received degrees from DigiPen Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at DigiPen Institute of Technology is unknown (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Specific Applications Computer Programming (69 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (43 degrees) and Human Computer Interaction (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at DigiPen Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (32 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Software developers (941,554 people), Other managers (467,763 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (357,453 people), Civil engineers (275,596 people), and Mechanical engineers (209,333 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (1,001,284 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (472,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,382 people), Elementary & secondary schools (370,663 people), and Construction (338,473 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (7 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Specific Applications Computer Programming with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
58
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is 2.9 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (58).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Specific Applications Computer Programming, which is 6.77 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 2.06 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 31% of students graduating from DigiPen Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 42% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    71 degrees awarded
  2. White
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DigiPen Institute of Technology is unknown (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

31.4% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white male (50 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (19 degrees).

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Operations

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.71k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, DigiPen Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $39.1M. DigiPen Institute of Technology employs 39 Lecturers, 16 Assistant professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Male Lecturers (32), Male Assistant professors(13), and Female Lecturers (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology are: Management, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, DigiPen Institute of Technology received $0 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

$23.2M
2020 Salaries
2.46%
decline from 2019

In 2020, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a median of $23.2M in salaries, which represents 59.2% of their overall expenditure ($39.1M) and a 2.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11% growth from 2018 and a 17.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.24M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2020, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a total of $7.24M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 39 employees; Assistant professor with 16 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Management with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Male Lecturer with 32 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Lecturer with 7 employees.

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