Duquesne University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,062

3.8% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,930

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.28%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

73.9%

7,655 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,343

92.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

77.3%

945 Graduates

About

Duquesne University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Duquesne University were Nursing School (251 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (126 degrees), and Accounting (81 degrees).

In 2016, 2,838 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,266 degrees), 17.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (131 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $35,062, which is $9,206 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $35,062, which is $9,206 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,930.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,062

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Duquesne University was $35,062. The cost of tuition at Duquesne University is $9,206 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$28,930

2016 Value

3.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Duquesne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,930. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Duquesne University grew by 3.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,418

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duquesne University was of $11,418 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 40% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Duquesne University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

2.28%

2015 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Duquesne University was 2.28%, which represents 48 out of the 2106 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

Duquesne University received 7,655 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.09% annual growth. Out of those 7,655 applicants, 5,660 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,343 students enrolled at Duquesne University in 2016, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duquesne University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,660

Accepted Out of 7,655

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duquesne University was 73.9% (5,660 admissions from 7,655 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.09%, while admissions grew by 1.76%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

859

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Duquesne University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duquesne University has a total enrollment of 9,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,630 students and the part-time enrollment is 713. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79% White, 5.03% Black or African American, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Asian, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.0856% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0428% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duquesne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52%), followed by White Male (29%) and Black or African American Female (2.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (2.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,630 and the part-time enrollment is 713. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 Duquesne University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Duquesne University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,384

  2. Black or African American

    470

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    273

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University is 79% White, 5.03% Black or African American, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Asian, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.0856% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0428% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 151 students (1.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 692 more women than men received degrees from Duquesne University. The majority of degree recipients at Duquesne University are white (2,266 degrees awarded). There were 17.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (131 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Duquesne University is Nursing School (251 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (126 degrees) and Accounting (81 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Duquesne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Theology (55 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Physicians & surgeons (397,938 people), Postsecondary teachers (171,843 people), Miscellaneous managers (169,544 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,462 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (141,993 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Theology (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Biology (163 degrees), and History (32 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 Duquesne University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Theology (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Biology (163 degrees), and History (32 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 Duquesne University are Hospitals (475,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,969 people), Elementary & secondary schools (299,602 people), Offices of physicians (159,992 people), and Religious organizations (138,473 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Theology (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Biology (163 degrees), and History (32 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Duquesne University.

Most Common

  1. 251 degrees awarded

  2. 126 degrees awarded

  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Duquesne University was Nursing School with 251 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,073

  2. 1,765

In 2016, 1,073 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,765).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University in Pharmacy, which is 0.719 times less than the 114 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 230 degrees were awarded to women at Duquesne University in Nursing School, which is 8.52 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 65% of students graduating from Duquesne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Duquesne University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,266 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    131 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duquesne University is white (2,266 degrees awarded). There were 17.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (131 degrees).

3.38% of degree recipients (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,429 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    837 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Duquesne University is white female (1,429 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (837 degrees).

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Operations

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at nearly $297M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.58M (-0.533%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Duquesne University had a total expenditure of $279M. Of that $279M, they spent $131M on salaries and $279M on benefits.

Duquesne University employs 174 Associate professors, 164 Assistant professors, and 96 Professors. Most academics at Duquesne University are Male Associate professors (104), Female Assistant professors(103), and Female Associate professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 261 employees, Service, with 241 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 208 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$297M

2015 Endowment

13.9%

growth from 2014

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at about $297M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Duquesne University grew 13.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.9M 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. $7.15M - Federal

  2. $1.98M - State

  3. $493k - Local

As of 2015, Duquesne University received $7.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.98M from state grants and contracts, and $493k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$131M

Salary Expenditure

$279M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Duquesne University had a total expenditure of $279M. Of that $279M, they spent $131M on salaries and $279M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$131M

2015 Salaries

2.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Duquesne University paid a median of $131M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($279M) and a 2.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.02% growth from 2013 and a 3.54% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.7M

Instructional Salaries

493

Number of Employees

In 2015, Duquesne University paid a total of $43.7M to 493 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

174 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

261 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duquesne University were Associate professor with 174 employees; Assistant professor with 164 employees; and Assistant professor with 96 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University were Business and Financial Operations with 261 employees; Service with 241 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 208 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duquesne University was Male Associate professor with 104 employees, Female Assistant professor with 103 employees, and Female Associate professor with 70 employees.

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

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