Academic Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

Information regarding the College’s various educational programs can be found at Information regarding the College's instructional facilities can be found at Information regarding the College's faculty can be found at

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.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

The Davis & Elkins College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program, delivered via distance education, is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Davis & Elkins College is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). The College will work to resolve any complaints arising from its students in SARA states with the WVHEPC (West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission) and agrees to abide by the decisions of the WVHEPC regarding the resolution of such complaints. The WVHEPC serves as the SARA portal entity and a link to its complaint process can be found here:

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 Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.A. Click here for a listing of programs accredited by the IACBE. Click here to view Public Disclosure of Student Achievement 2017-18.

Davis & Elkins College is accredited with conditions by the Council on Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE).


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.

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 Information regarding the transfer of credit for students currently matriculated at D&E can be found in the College Catalog at Information regarding transfer credit evaluation criteria and guidelines can be found in the College Catalog at


Student Outcomes

Retention Rates

Davis & Elkins College calculates a number of retention rates using IPEDS definitions.

2014-2015 First Year Students64.79% (138/213)
2015-2016 First Year Students63.81% (134/210)
2016-2017 First Year Students67.87% (150/221)


Graduation Rates

 Bachelor's Degree RateAssociate's Degree Rate
2014-2015 (2009 cohort for BA/BS)41.5%23%
2015-2016 (2010 cohort for BA/BS)43.4%23.1%
2016-2017 (2011 cohort for BA/BS)47%12.9%


Pell Grant Recipient Graduation Rates

Total Pell Grant Recipients for Fall 2010 Incoming Students


Pell Grant Recipients in 2010 Cohort


Pell Grant Recipients in 2010 Cohort who Graduated*


Graduation Rate of 2010 Cohort Pell Grant Recipients*


Total Pell Grant Recipients of 2010 Incoming Students who Graduated**


Graduation Rate for all 2010 Incoming Student Pell Grant Recipients**


* First-time, full-time students who began their studies in Fall 2010 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 2010 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

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.

RN Licensure Pass Rates

YearNCLEX-RN Pass RateNational Mean


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


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
2016100% employed
2017100% employed
2018100% employed


Teacher Preparation Program Report

The Davis & Elkins College Teacher Preparation Program Report is available at