Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Capsule Information

  • Founded: By Presbyterians in 1837.

  • Campus: 665 acres with 123 buildings in Davidson, N.C., 19 miles north of Charlotte, plus 110 acres on Lake Norman offering water sports.

  • Enrollment (fall, 2021): 1,973 (47% male, 53% female)

  • Comprehensive Fee (2021-2022 year:): $72,840

  • Full-time Faculty: 198 - 97 percent of whom hold an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: 164.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

  • Library: Librarians work with faculty to teach students information literacy and build a collection of print and online resources tailored to Davidson course work.  The main library is open 107 hours a week, and includes a 24-hour room. Total library collections of over 480,000 print volumes, more than 160,000 online journals, 800+ databases, and many other resources - music scores and recording, government documents, Davidsoniana, rare books.

  • Information Technology: Services and products for academic computing, both on-campus and in the cloud, administrative operations, Internet access, software, email and other distributed computing services. Campus-wide gigabit network; wireless networks in all academic, administrative, and residential buildings and many outdoor areas; networked computer labs and classrooms with Windows and Macintosh computers available to all students for general use.

  • Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S. in 32 majors, plus Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • Off-Campus Programs: See International Perspectives in Academic Programs and Policies Section for more information.  Davidson-sponsored programs include semester programs in Paris, France; Madrid, Spain, Arequipa, Peru, and Shanghai, China. College-sponsored summer programs are offered in Cádiz, Spain; Cambridge, England; Legon, Ghana; Mwandi, Zambia and elsewhere.  Davidson-sponsored domestic options include a political science program in Washington, D.C.; and a program in psychology in Morganton, N.C. More than 100 non-Davidson international and domestic semester, year, or summer and winter break program options are available.

  • Athletics: 21 intercollegiate teams - eleven men’s and ten women’s. Thirteen club sports and numerous intramural sports.

  • The six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 2015 is 90 percent. Detailed information on graduation rates categorized by gender, ethnicity, and athletic participation is available in the Institutional Research Office.