University of Denver

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,520

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$35,163

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

58%

19,904 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,434

73.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

75.1%

924 Graduates

About

University of Denver is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Denver were General Finance (159 degrees awarded), General Psychology (140 degrees), and International Relations & Affairs (107 degrees).

In 2017, 4,562 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Denver. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,100 degrees), 7.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (418 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $47,520, which is $21,020 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

About the photo: A pond glimmers in front of Mary Reed Hall at University of Denver (DU).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $47,520, which is $21,020 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,163.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,520

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Denver was $47,520. The cost of tuition at University of Denver is $21,020 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$35,163

2017 Value

6.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,163. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Denver grew by 6.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,021

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Denver was of $12,021 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at University of Denver received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2016, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.8%

2016 Default Rate

47

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Denver was 1.8%, which represents 47 out of the 2606 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Denver received 19,904 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.06% annual decline. Out of those 19,904 applicants, 11,554 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 11,434 students enrolled at University of Denver in 2017, and 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Denver has an overall enrollment yield of 13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

11,554

Accepted Out of 19,904

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Denver was 58% (11,554 admissions from 19,904 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.06%, while admissions grew by 6.32%.

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SAT Scores

33%

Submission Percentage

491

Scores Submitted

33% of enrolled first-time students at University of Denver in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Denver has a total enrollment of 11,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,444 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,990. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 3.73% Asian, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.359% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0787% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,444 and the part-time enrollment is 2,990. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Denver was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Denver had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,706

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,228

  3. Two or More Races

    443

The enrolled student population at University of Denver is 67.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 3.73% Asian, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.359% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0787% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 290 students (2.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 988 more women than men received degrees from University of Denver. The majority of degree recipients at University of Denver are white (3,100 degrees awarded). There were 7.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (418 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Denver is General Finance (159 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (140 degrees) and International Relations & Affairs (107 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Denver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Legal (337 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (131 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Denver are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (308,880 people), Other managers (222,858 people), Social workers, all other (216,710 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (158,665 people), and Postsecondary teachers (97,497 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Legal (337 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (375 degrees), and Social Sciences (570 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Denver are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, and Compensation & benefits managers

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Legal (337 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (375 degrees), and Social Sciences (570 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Denver are Elementary & secondary schools (325,143 people), Legal services (258,992 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (238,129 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (184,268 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (158,067 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Legal (337 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (375 degrees), and Social Sciences (570 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 140 degrees awarded

  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Denver was General Finance with 159 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,787

  2. 2,775

In 2017, 1,787 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,775).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 143 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver in General Business, which is 1.32 times more than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 307 degrees were awarded to women at University of Denver in Social Work, which is 9.3 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 67% of students graduating from University of Denver completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Denver is Female and Black or African American (88.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.92% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,100 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    418 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Denver is white (3,100 degrees awarded). There were 7.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (418 degrees).

2.92% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,887 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,213 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    283 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Denver is white female (1,887 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,213 degrees).

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Operations

University of Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $711M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.3M (9.74%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Denver had a total salary expenditure of $421M. University of Denver employs 219 Associate professors, 198 Professors, and 173 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Denver are Male Professors (134), Male Associate professors(115), and Female Associate professors (104).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver are: Office and Administrative Support, with 278 employees, Management, with 248 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 243 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$711M

2017 Endowment

17.1%

growth from 2016

University of Denver has an endowment valued at about $711M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Denver grew 17.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $425M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $22.6M - Federal

  2. $4.3M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Denver received $22.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$211M

2017 Salaries

6.29%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Denver paid a median of $211M in salaries, which represents 50% of their overall expenditure ($421M) and a 6.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0684% growth from 2015 and a 1.99% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$73.9M

Instructional Salaries

737

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Denver paid a total of $73.9M to 737 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

219 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

278 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Denver were Associate professor with 219 employees; Professor with 198 employees; and Professor with 173 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver were Office and Administrative Support with 278 employees; Management with 248 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 243 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Denver was Male Professor with 134 employees, Male Associate professor with 115 employees, and Female Associate professor with 104 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Denver.

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