2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$38,833

Net Price

28%

Admitted

24%

Enrolled

81%

Graduation Rate

9/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Denison University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,321. In 2021, there were 27 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #7 in Ohio and ranks #222 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

27

Total Enrollment

2,321

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Denison University

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#7

Ohio Rank

Combining ranking factors for 61 schools that offer psychology degrees in Ohio, Denison University ranks #7.

#222

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Denison University ranks #222.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Denison University offers Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Research Psychology27
Total Graduates27
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 9,513 students applied to the Denison University. The university admitted 28% and 24% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Ohio universities is 7,886. On average, all Ohio institutions admit 73% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Denison University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 87%. Compared to all Ohio four or more years colleges, the percentage is 68%.

The overall graduation rate for Denison University is 81%, compared to 50% for all Ohio universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 18%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare DU to Ohio Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Denison University to the average of all Ohio four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

DU

9,513

Applicants

28%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

87%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

81%

Graduation Rate

OH Colleges

7,886

Applicants

73%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

68%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

50%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 238 or 90% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 25 or 10% part-time faculty members employed at Denison University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 238 or 90%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

DU

9 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

90%

Percent Full-Time

10%

Percent Part-Time

90%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OH Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Denison University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $57,500, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Denison University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Denison University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,900
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,500
Total Living Expenses$15,400
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$57,500
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$73,900
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Denison University is $38,833. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Denison University to all Ohio universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

DU

$73,900

Cost to Attend

$33,624

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$38,833

Net Price

OH Colleges

$33,864

Cost to Attend

$13,303

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,137

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 580 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,163 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $33,624.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,163$33,624
Pell Grants374$5,011
Federal Student Loans878$6,263
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Denison University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

DU

2,163

Grant or Scholarship Aid

63%

Grants or Scholarships

374

Number of Pell Grants

11%

Pell Grants

878

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

OH Colleges

3,067

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,168

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,802

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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