Divine Word College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,400
2.86% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,917
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
68
82.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
100%
3 Graduates

About

Divine Word College is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Divine Word College were Philosophy (5 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (4 degrees), and Intercultural, Multicultural, & Diversity Studies (3 degrees).

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Divine Word College. 46.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Divine Word College is $14,400, which is $−541 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Divine Word College is $14,400, which is $−542 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,917.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Divine Word College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Divine Word College was $14,400. The cost of tuition at Divine Word College is $−542 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$12,917
2022 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Divine Word College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,917. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Divine Word College grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,000
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Divine Word College was of $4,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Divine Word College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% 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.
3.7%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Divine Word College was 3.7%, which represents 1 out of the 27 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Divine Word College received 0 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 68 students enrolled at Divine Word College in 2022.

Acceptance Rate

0
Accepted Out of 0

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Enrollment

Divine Word College had a total enrollment of 68 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Divine Word College is 56 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Divine Word College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Divine Word College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13.2% Asian and 1.47% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Divine Word College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (10.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (1.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Divine Word College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68 students. The full-time enrollment at Divine Word College is 56 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Divine Word College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 Divine Word College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Divine Word College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    9 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Divine Word College is 13.2% Asian and 1.47% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Divine Word College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Divine Word College is asian (4 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Divine Word College is Philosophy (5 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (4 degrees) and Intercultural, Multicultural, & Diversity Studies (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Divine Word College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Theology (5 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees).

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 Divine Word College are Clergy (108,738 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (61,277 people), Other managers (54,069 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,451 people), and Physicians (39,032 people).

The most specialized majors at Divine Word College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Theology (5 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Divine Word College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Divine Word College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Theology (5 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Divine Word College are Elementary & secondary schools (139,887 people), Religious organizations (119,402 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,668 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (82,236 people), and Computer Systems Design (52,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Divine Word College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Theology (5 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Divine Word College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 5 degrees awarded
  2. 4 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Divine Word College was Philosophy with 5 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
7
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Divine Word College, which is 1.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (7).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Divine Word College in Philosophy. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to women at Divine Word College in Theological Studies. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Divine Word College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Divine Word College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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

Asian
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Divine Word College is asian (4 degrees awarded).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Asian Male
Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Divine Word College is asian male (4 degrees awarded).

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Operations

Divine Word College has an endowment valued at nearly $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.63%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Divine Word College had a total salary expenditure of 6.87M. Divine Word College employs 12 Assistant professors, 5 Instructors and 1 Professors. Most academics at Divine Word College are Male Assistant professor (6), Female Assistant professor (6), and Female Instructor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Divine Word College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Endowment

$34.3M
2022 Endowment
5.91%
decline from 2021

Divine Word College has an endowment valued at about $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Divine Word College declined 5.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.6M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.57M
2022 Salaries
1.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Divine Word College paid a median of $3.57M in salaries, which represents 52% of their overall expenditure ($6.87M) and a 1.23% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.12M
Instructional Salaries
19
Number of Employees

In 2022, Divine Word College paid a total of $1.12M to 19 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Divine Word College were Assistant professor with 12 employees, Instructor with 5 employees, and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Divine Word College were Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Divine Word College was Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, Female Assistant professor with 6 employees, and Female Instructor with 4 employees.

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