Deep Springs College

HC 72 Box 45001
Dyer, NV 89010
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Deep Springs is a liberal arts college located on a self-sustaining cattle-ranch and alfalfa farm in California's High Desert. The 24-30 members of the student body form a close community engaged in an intense educational project delineated by what Deep Springs' founder, L. L. Nunn, termed the "three pillars": academics, labor and self-governance. The principle underlying the three pillars is that manual labor and political deliberation are necessary supplements to the liberal arts in the training of future servants to humanity. Students attend for two years (after which most transfer to a four-year institution) and receive a full room, board, and tuition scholarship valued at over $50,000 per year.

School Highlights

Deep Springs College serves 24 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 24 students
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Deep Springs College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nevada for:

School Overview

Deep Springs College
(NV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate of Arts Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
n/a
90 staff

Student Body

The student population of Deep Springs College has declined by 11% over five years.
The Deep Springs College diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24 students
3,772 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Deep Springs College and community college average number of enrollment of NV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
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16:1
# Full-Time Students
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1,062 students
# Part-Time Students
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2,710 students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
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229 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
27 students
1,062 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Deep Springs College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of NV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
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14 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
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2,710 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
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16 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
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100 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
n/a
9%
% Hispanic
n/a
29%
% Black
n/a
7%
% White
n/a
41%
% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
n/a
6%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
100%
5%
Diversity Score
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0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Deep Springs College and the community college average diversity score of NV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
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58%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
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1.97%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
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88%
Median Debt for Graduates
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$9,763
Median Debt for Dropouts
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$4,749
Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Deep Springs offers only an Associate's Degree in the liberal arts. Deep Springers usually transfer after two years at the college to continue their education at a four-year institution. Over the long term, over two-thirds of our alumni have earned graduate degrees, with over half holding a doctorate (M.D., J.D., Ph.D., etc.) as their terminal degree. Courses at Deep Springs are intensive and interactive seminars. Classes range in size from four to ten, so every member must come prepared to contribute to the discussion.As a result, students devote a great deal of time and energy to their assignments, and discussions often achieve a depth uncommon at the undergraduate level. Deep Springs has a library of approximately 23,000 volumes, a modest periodicals subscription, and computer work stations with internet and e-mail access via satellite. Our facilities are ample for the needs of the academic program and include a music room, a piano room, a laboratory, a darkroom, a ceramics studio, a library, a smithy, an auto shop, a woodshop, a saddle and leatherworking shop, fifty square miles of desert ecology and geology, and three classrooms. Classes are sometimes also held in unconventional locations, like professors' homes or the irrigation ditch.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 24 students
  • Source: Verified school update

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