Consumer Information

Davis & Elkins College is committed to helping consumers make well-informed decisions about post-secondary education. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public. We have assembled this information here in one, easy-to-find location for your convenience.

If you need assistance, or paper copies, please contact the Office of Communications & Marketing via email or write to: Office of Communications & Marketing, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241.

 

General Institutional Information

  • Academic Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

Information regarding the College’s various educational programs can be found at www.dewv.edu/academics/academic-programs. Information regarding the College's instructional facilities can be found at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/physical_plant_2014.pdf. Information regarding the College's faculty can be found at www.dewv.edu/content/all-faculty.

  • Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Davis & Elkins College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). The College’s accreditation through 2020-21 was reaffirmed by the HLC Mid-cycle Review Team (view the report) following its September on-campus visit. The associate degree nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The program is also accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. The RN-BSN Degree Completion Program has been granted “candidacy” status from the NLN Commission for Nursing Education and is pursuing accreditation. The theater program at Davis & Elkins College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). In order to more accurately reflect changes made in our curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, our department asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the department is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews our self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The majors and all courses are fully accredited during this time period. To review the outcomes assessment plan, click here. The program has also been granted “candidacy” status from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Davis & Elkins College holds full approval from the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) as an Education Preparation Provider (EPP). Additionally, the College’s Educator Program was accepted as a candidate for national accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

  • Affiliations

Davis & Elkins College is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Council on Education, the Appalachian College Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the College Board, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II), National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities.

  • Computer, Communication and Network Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Specific information related to computer use is available in the Acceptable Use Policy for Technology Resources available at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/acceptable_use_policy_2014.pdf.

  • Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

The copyright infringement policy is currently under review. Information related to file sharing is available in the Acceptable Use Policy for Technology Resources available at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/acceptable_use_policy_2014.pdf.

  • Consumer Information on College Navigator Website

Consumer information regarding Davis & Elkins College is available on the College Navigator website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Davis+and+Elkins+College&s=all&id....

  • Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Office of Financial Planning
Liberal Arts Hall 108
Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
304-637-1990
 
  • Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Descriptions of facilities and services available for students with disabilities are available on The Naylor Learning Center page of the Davis & Elkins College website at www.dewv.edu/academics/student-success/academic-support/disability-services.

  • Net Price Calculator

The College provides a calculator web page to assist students in determining the costs of attendance and their eligibility for financial aid. A link to the calculator is available at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning/net-price-calculator.

  • Price of Attendance

Information concerning the cost of attending Davis & Elkins College is available at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning.

  • Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows current and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy for their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA is available at www.dewv.edu/academics/de-education/office-registrar/ferpa. To view the Annual Notification of Rights under FERPA, visit www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/ferpa_rights.pdf.

  • Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Policies pertaining to students' withdrawal from the College and the return of federal financial aid are available at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning/policies-and-procedures.

  • Student Activities

Davis & Elkins maintains a web page describing the activities available to Davis & Elkins students. The page is available at www.dewv.edu/campus-life/campus-experience/activities-events. A list of student organizations is available at www.dewv.edu/campus-life/campus-experience/student-organizations.

  • Student Body Diversity

Davis & Elkins College annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its student population. This information is available at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/diversity_2014.pdf.

  • Textbook Information

Davis & Elkins College provides textbook information on the College Bookstore’s website at www.bkstr.com/decstore/home. The textbook information includes title, author, edition ISBN, price, etc.

  • Transfer of Credit Policy/Articulation Agreements and Transfer Credit Evaluation Criteria and Guidelines

Information regarding the transfer of credit as it pertains to students entering D&E as transfer students can be found in the College Catalog at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/16-17catalog_v3.pdf#page=153. Information regarding the transfer of credit for students currently matriculated at D&E can be found in the College Catalog at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/16-17catalog_v3.pdf#page=124. Information regarding transfer credit evaluation criteria and guidelines can be found in the College Catalog at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/16-17catalog_v3.pdf#page=154.

 

Financial Assistance Information and Related Policies

  • Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility

College policies regarding academic progress and financial aid eligibility can be found at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning/policies-and-procedures.

  • Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs

Information regarding assistance available from federal, state, local and institutional programs can be found in the College Catalog at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/16-17catalog_v3.pdf#page=165.

  • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

    All student loan borrowers must complete online exit counseling at www.StudentLoans.gov when withdrawing, graduating or dropping below a half-time course load in a term.

  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

    A conviction for any offense [during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds] under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)). More information can be found at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/16-17catalog_v3.pdf#page=172.

  • Financial Aid Code of Conduct

    The Code of Conduct for education loans can be found at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning/consumer-information.

  • Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

    All first-time student loan borrowers are required to complete online entrance counseling at www.StudentLoans.gov.

  • Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Institutional and financial aid information is available at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning. Paper copies of this information are available from the Office of Financial Planning, which can be contacted at 304-637-1990 or via email.

  • Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements 

Davis & Elkins College provides a list of recommended lenders online at www.elmselect.com/oll/SchoolLenderList/?schoolId=8557. The College recommends these lenders based on the quality of products and services they provide to students and families.

  • Terms and Conditions of Accepting Financial Aid Award

Terms and conditions of accepting financial aid award can be found at www.dewv.edu/future-students/financial-planning/consumer-information.

 

Student Grievance Policy

Information regarding the Student Grievance Policy can be found in the Student Handbook at: www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/15-16_student_handbook.pdf#page=34.

 

Health & Safety

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program 

Information related to the College's drug and alcohol abuse prevention program applies to the entire College community, including students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. The College’s Drug Free Policy is available at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/drug_free_policy_3-22-11.pdf.

  • Vaccination Policies 

Immunizations, including Hepatitis B and Meningococcal and T-DAP, are required of all students.

  • Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

The campus security report, which provides detailed information regarding security practices at Davis & Elkins College and crime statistics for the last three years, is located at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/annual_security_and_fire_safety_.... Additional information can also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security website at http://ope.ed.gov/security. Davis & Elkins College maintains a report describing emergency response and evacuation procedures, at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/annual_security_and_fire_safety_.... Emergency notifications and warnings are provided via Nixle, an alert system utilizing text and email messages. Information on Nixle is available at www.dewv.edu/campus-life/safety-security.

  • Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log

Davis & Elkins College provides an annual report which includes the campus fire safety policies, number of fire drills and any fire-related incidents for on-campus housing. This report is at the end of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report found at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/annual_security_and_fire_safety_....

 

Student Outcomes

  • Retention Rates

Davis & Elkins College calculates a number of retention rates using IPEDS definitions. This information is available at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=davis+%26+elkins+college&s=WV&id=....

  • Graduation Rates

Davis & Elkins College calculates graduation and successful academic outcome rates using IPEDS definitions. This information is available at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=davis+%26+elkins+college&s=WV&id=....

  • Pell Grant Recipient Graduation Rates

Total Pell Grant Recipients for Fall 2009

286

Pell Grant Recipients in 2009 Cohort

100

Pell Grant Recipients in 2009 Cohort who Graduated*

41

Graduation Rate of 2009 Cohort Pell Grant Recipients*

41%

Total Pell Grant Recipients who Graduated**

132

Graduation Rate for all 2009 Pell Grant Recipients**

46%
* First-time, full-time students who began their studies in Fall 2009 and received a degree or award within 150 percent of "Normal Time" to completion for their program. Using IPEDS definitions.
**Graduation rate for all Fall 2009 Pell Grant recipients. Using IPEDS definitions.
 
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

Davis & Elkins annually calculates the graduation rate for new, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates receiving athletically related student aid. The student-athlete graduation rate, calculated directly based on IPEDS-GRS (which is the methodology the U.S. Department of Education requires), is the proportion of first-year, full-time student-athletes who entered a school on institutional aid (whether athletics-based aid or otherwise) and graduated from that institution within six years. This federal rate does not account for students who transfer from their original institution and graduate elsewhere; they are considered non-graduates at both the college they left and the one from which they eventually graduate. The rates are available at https://web1.ncaa.org/GSRSearch/exec/homePageDiv2.

  • Post Graduate Survey (Placement in Employment, Job Placement, and Graduate and Professional Education)

Davis & Elkins College periodically surveys graduates and works with partners to determine the types of employment of our graduates.

  • Clubs and Organizations Participation

Results from the 2016 graduate survey indicated that 68 percent of the graduating seniors were members of a club or organization while a student at D&E.

  • Participation in a Varsity Sport  

Results from the 2016 graduate survey indicated that 34 percent of the graduating seniors participated in a varsity sport while a student at D&E.

  • RN Licensure Pass Rates

YearNCLEX-RN Pass RateNational Mean
201092.59%87.42%
201189.47%87.90%
201285.71%90.34%
201386.96%83.04%
201471.79%81.79%
201585.71%86.75%
2016pendingpending
  • Division of Nursing's Program Completion Rates

The program goal is for 70 percent of the students who enter the program and begin nursing courses to graduate within three years.

YearProgram Completion Rate
201372%
201495%
201573%
201670%
  • Division of Nursing's Program Job Placement Rate

The program goal is that all graduates will be employed in health care within six months following graduation.

YearJob Placement Rate
201190% employed
2012100% employed
2013100% employed
2014100% employed
201588% employed
  • Department of Education's Program Completion Rates

YearD&E's Program Completion Rate*State Average Rate
2011-2012100%96%
2012-2013--95%
2013-201495%92%

In 2012-2013, there were fewer than 10 test takers; the pass rates are omitted for confidentiality purposes.

*Completion Rate includes successfully passing PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II (content) and PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).

 

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Davis & Elkins College annually reports to the federal government certain information regarding participation rates and financial support data for intercollegiate athletics. The report is available at http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/institution/search.

 

Teacher Preparation Program Report

The Davis & Elkins College Teacher Preparation Program Report is available at www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/shared/teacher_preparation_program_repo....

 

Voter Registration

Davis & Elkins College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms for West Virginia are available on the website of the Secretary of State at www.sos.wv.gov/elections/VoterRegistration/Pages/default.aspx. In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in West Virginia is available on the Secretary of State website. The College also utilizes TurboVote, an online application that provides students with the opportunity to register to vote and get absentee ballots.