Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College (D&E) was founded in 1904 in Elkins, Virginia. The college is affiliated to the Presbyterian Church and named after Henry G. Davis and Stephen B. Elkins (both U.S senators from Virginia). The D&E campus is located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, minutes away from the Monongahela National Forest. This liberal arts college has been listed by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the south.

The college offers more than 30 academic programs in criminology, nursing, hospitality management and tourism. Its athletic teams are called the Senators and they compete in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Tobi Stoner (professional baseball player) and Judson Hudson (football player, NFL's Chicago Cardinals) are notable alumni of Davis & Elkins College.

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Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Dr
Elkins , WV 26241-3996
General Phone: (304) 637-1900

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Davis & Elkins Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Business and Management29business management, accounting, accounting technology, international business, MIS, management information systems, marketing, international marketing
Liberal Arts21Regional studies, area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, English, economics, international economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, psychology courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Education and Teaching10elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, drama and dance teaching
Science6biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biopsychology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement6criminology
Hospitality4hospitality administration
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, theatre design, theatre arts management
Computer Science and Engineering2information science, computer science
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation, environmental science, forestry courses
Art Studies2art studies
Religion and Philosophy1religion, religious education
Media1communication studies
Office and Administration1office management
Engineering Technician0environmental control tech
Medical Administration0health care administration
Medicine0public health

Number of programs and degrees for Davis & Elkins in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10753
Associate's degree607

Davis & Elkins Student Body

In 2007-2008, Davis & Elkins had a total enrollment of 640 students (574 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 27%
20-21 28%
22-24 16%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia56%
(International Students)7%
Washington, DC4%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%
New York1%

Davis & Elkins Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 50 %

Davis & Elkins Room and Board (2007)

Davis & Elkins offers campus housing for 572 of its 574 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Elkins, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Davis & Elkins Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380490
SAT Math390490
SAT Writing390490
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT52%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Davis & Elkins Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,040
Room and board $ 6,700
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Davis & Elkins participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381100)

Davis & Elkins Faculty

Davis & Elkins has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track27
Non-tenured and not on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$50,2475$50,812
Associate professoracademic year4$40,2186$41,905
Assistant professoracademic year2*5$37,048
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year18$45,94418$41,898

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Davis & Elkins Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports293766

Davis & Elkins Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Economics
Political Science and Government, General
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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