DigiPen Institute of Technology

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,700
2.88% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$38,319
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.488%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.4%
892 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,124
90% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.1%
116 Graduates

About

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (66 degrees awarded), Specific Applications Computer Programming (64 degrees), and Human Computer Interaction (38 degrees).

In 2022, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DigiPen Institute of Technology. 22.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (120 degrees), 6.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $35,700, which is $7,370 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $35,700, which is $7,370 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,319.

In 2022, 54% of undergraduate students attending DigiPen Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $35,700. The cost of tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology is $7,370 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$38,319
2022 Value
7.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 DigiPen Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,319. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of DigiPen Institute of Technology grew by 7.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,000
Room and Board
$1,452
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DigiPen Institute of Technology was of $11,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.75% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,452. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at DigiPen Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
0.488%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at DigiPen Institute of Technology was 0.488%, which represents 1 out of the 205 total borrowers.

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Admissions

DigiPen Institute of Technology received 892 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.73% annual growth. Out of those 892 applicants, 592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,124 students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2022. 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DigiPen Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
592
Accepted Out of 892

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DigiPen Institute of Technology was 66.4% (592 admissions from 892 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 46%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.73%, while admissions grew by 40.3%..

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage (2022)
86
Scores Submitted (2022)

46% of enrolled first-time students at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DigiPen Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 1,124 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,012 students and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 90% 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 53.3% White, 10.2% Asian, 8.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.36% Two or More Races, 1.96% Black or African American, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Asian Male (6.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.5%), followed by White Female (12.5%) and Two or More Races Female (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,124 students. The full-time enrollment at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 1,012 and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 90% of students enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 DigiPen Institute of Technology was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), DigiPen Institute of Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    599 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    115 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    100 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at DigiPen Institute of Technology is 53.3% White, 10.2% Asian, 8.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.36% Two or More Races, 1.96% Black or African American, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 40 students (3.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 131 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 (120 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (66 degrees awarded), followed by Specific Applications Computer Programming (64 degrees) and Human Computer Interaction (38 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (67 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (117 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (38 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Software developers (992,449 people), Other managers (492,010 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (379,176 people), Civil engineers (288,007 people), and Mechanical engineers (211,682 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2022 are Communication Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (117 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Engineering (4 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (117 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Engineering (4 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (1,071,687 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (497,830 people), Elementary & secondary schools (403,596 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (397,056 people), and Construction (367,180 people).

The most specialized majors at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Communication Technologies (67 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (117 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Engineering (4 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 DigiPen Institute of Technology.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

183
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
52
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 183 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is 3.52 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (52).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Specific Applications Computer Programming, which is 39.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.23 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at DigiPen Institute of Technology is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 19% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    120 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white (120 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (18 degrees).

7.66% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    97 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at DigiPen Institute of Technology is white male (97 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (23 degrees).

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Operations

DigiPen Institute of Technology employs 33 Associate professors, 17 Assistant professors and 15 Lecturers. Most academics at DigiPen Institute of Technology are Male Associate professor (23), Male Lecturer (11), and Male Professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology are: Management, with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$27M
2022 Salaries
17.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a median of $27M in salaries, a 17.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.59M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2022, DigiPen Institute of Technology paid a total of $8.59M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Associate professor with 33 employees, Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Lecturer with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology were Management with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DigiPen Institute of Technology was Male Associate professor with 23 employees, Male Lecturer with 11 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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

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