Divine Word College

Overview of Divine Word College

Students attend Divine Word College in Epworth, IA, a rural area. The school is proud of its Roman Catholic status. Divine Word College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Divine Word College is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Divine Word College Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Divine Word College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 59 students at Divine Word College (as of 2007-2008). The school has a large minority student population. A large number of students at Divine Word College are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Divine Word College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Divine Word College offers students meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Divine Word College

Divine Word College
102 Jacoby Dr SW
Epworth , IA 52045
General Phone: (563) 876-3353

Divine Word College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts4social studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Divine Word College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree32
Associate's degree31

Divine Word College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Divine Word College had a total enrollment of 59 students (37 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 24%
25-29 19%
30-34 2%
35-39 10%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%
65+ 7%

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

(International Students)38%

Divine Word College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Divine Word College Room and Board (2007)

Divine Word College offers campus housing for 120 of its 37 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Divine Word College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

Divine Word College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,500
Room and board $ 2,700
Room charge $ 1,350
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,350
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 1,875

Financial Aid:
Divine Word College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 185800)

Divine Word College Faculty

Divine Word College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year2*1*
Assistant professoracademic year5$42,7687$41,674
All faculty totalacademic year8$46,6348$43,312

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

Divine Word College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Social Sciences, Other

Religion And Philosophy

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What Sets Divine Word College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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