DigiPen Institute of Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,400
4.05% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$34,874
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
33.5%
997 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,174
93% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.6%
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 Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (63 degrees awarded), Specific Applications Computer Programming (61 degrees), and Human Computer Interaction (21 degrees).

In 2019, 214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DigiPen Institute of Technology. 27.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (76 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $32,400, which is $5,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $32,400, which is $5,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,874.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $32,400. The cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $5,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$34,874
2019 Value
1.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 DigiPen Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,874. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of DigiPen Institute of Technology grew by 1.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,750
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DigiPen Institute of Technology was of $11,750 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at DigiPen Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.13% with respect to 2018, when 39% 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.
4.71%
2017 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at DigiPen Institute of Technology was 4.71%, which represents 8 out of the 170 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

DigiPen Institute of Technology received 997 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 49% annual growth. Out of those 997 applicants, 334 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,174 students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 55.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
334
Accepted Out of 997

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DigiPen Institute of Technology was 33.5% (334 admissions from 997 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 49%, while admissions declined by −11.9%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
139
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DigiPen Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 1,174 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,092 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 93% 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 50.3% White, 7.84% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.22% Two or More Races, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40%), followed by White Female (12.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.5%), followed by Asian Male (6.15%) and White Female (4.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,174 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,092 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 93% of students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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
    590
  2. Asian
    92
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    81

The enrolled student population at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 50.3% White, 7.84% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.22% Two or More Races, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.256% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 141 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 96 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 white (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (63 degrees awarded), followed by Specific Applications Computer Programming (61 degrees) and Human Computer Interaction (21 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 (70 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (21 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 (70 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (10 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 (70 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (10 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 (70 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (10 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 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 63 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

155
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
59
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 155 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is 2.63 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 79 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Specific Applications Computer Programming, which is 19.8 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to women at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.5 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 30% 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Male and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 22.2% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    76 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

34.1% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    52 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white male (52 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (24 degrees).

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Operations

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.71k (NaNk%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, DigiPen Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $38.9M. DigiPen Institute of Technology employs 45 Lecturers, 13 Assistant professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Male Lecturers (36), Female Lecturers(9), and Male Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology are: Management, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of DigiPen Institute of Technology stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, 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

$23.8M
2019 Salaries
11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 61.1% of their overall expenditure ($38.9M) and a 11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.4% growth from 2017 and a 2.57% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.52M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2019, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a total of $7.52M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 45 employees; Assistant professor with 13 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Management with 32 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Male Lecturer with 36 employees, Female Lecturer with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at DigiPen Institute of Technology.

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