DigiPen Institute of Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,800

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$32,433

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.9%

750 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,102

91.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

42.9%

57 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 (79 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (41 degrees), and Human Computer Interaction (27 degrees).

In 2017, 193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DigiPen Institute of Technology. 17.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 82.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (76 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $28,800, which is $3,606 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $28,800, which is $3,606 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,433.

In 2017, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $28,800. The cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $3,606 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$32,433

2017 Value

1.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 DigiPen Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,433. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of DigiPen Institute of Technology grew by 1.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,350

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DigiPen Institute of Technology was of $11,350 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 0.442% 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

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at DigiPen Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.52%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at DigiPen Institute of Technology was 3.52%, which represents 8 out of the 227 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 750 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.531% annual decline. Out of those 750 applicants, 404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,102 students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2017, and 67% 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

53.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

404

Accepted Out of 750

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DigiPen Institute of Technology was 53.9% (404 admissions from 750 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.531%, while admissions grew by 0.498%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

150

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DigiPen Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 1,102 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,008 students and the part-time enrollment is 94. This means that 91.5% 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 43.9% White, 6.17% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.99% Two or More Races, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.5%), followed by White Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (11.4%), followed by Asian Male (4.55%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,102 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,008 and the part-time enrollment is 94. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 DigiPen Institute of Technology was 81%. 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

    484

  2. Asian

    68

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    64

The enrolled student population at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 43.9% White, 6.17% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.99% Two or More Races, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% 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, 283 students (25.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 127 fewer women than men received degrees from DigiPen Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at DigiPen Institute of Technology are white (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (46 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Specific Applications Computer Programming (79 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (41 degrees) and Human Computer Interaction (27 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 (44 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 (783,165 people), Other managers (472,355 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (327,523 people), Civil engineers (235,780 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (193,289 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (4 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (4 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 (919,394 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (454,032 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,073 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,565 people), and Construction (316,958 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Engineering (4 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Specific Applications Computer Programming with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 160

  2. 33

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is 4.85 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (33).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Specific Applications Computer Programming, which is 12.3 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to women at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.833 times less than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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, 14% of graduates (8 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

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (46 degrees).

23.8% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    63 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white male (63 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (13 degrees).

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Operations

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.51k (N/A%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, DigiPen Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $32.7M. DigiPen Institute of Technology employs 35 Lecturers, 12 Associate professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Male Lecturers (28), Male Associate professors(8), and Female Lecturers (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 25 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of DigiPen Institute of Technology stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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 2017, 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

$18.2M

2017 Salaries

2.57%

growth from 2016

In 2017, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents 55.7% of their overall expenditure ($32.7M) and a 2.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.52% growth from 2015 and a 13.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.92M

Instructional Salaries

61

Number of Employees

In 2017, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a total of $5.92M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% 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

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Lecturer with 35 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 25 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Male Lecturer with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female Lecturer with 7 employees.

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

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