Dillard University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,410
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,016
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
5,783 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,215
94.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.5%
160 Graduates

About

Dillard University is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dillard University were General Public Health (35 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (34 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees).

In 2020, 223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dillard University. 78.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (163 degrees), 3.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $17,410, which is $−10,990 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $17,410, which is $−10,990 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,016.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students attending Dillard University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,410
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dillard University was $17,410. The cost of tuition at Dillard University is $−10,990 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$19,016
2020 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dillard University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,016. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dillard University grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,937
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dillard University was of $9,937 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.76% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Dillard University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
13.4%
2018 Default Rate
60
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dillard University was 13.4%, which represents 60 out of the 447 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Dillard University received 5,783 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 37.2% annual decline. Out of those 5,783 applicants, 3,777 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,215 students enrolled at Dillard University in 2020, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dillard University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,777
Accepted Out of 5,783

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dillard University was 65.3% (3,777 admissions from 5,783 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 38.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −37.2%, while admissions grew by 5.74%.

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
108
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Dillard University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Dillard University has a total enrollment of 1,215 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,152 students and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.9% Black or African American, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.329% White, 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian.

Students enrolled at Dillard University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (65%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,215 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,152 and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 Dillard University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dillard University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,019
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33
  3. Two or More Races
    20

The enrolled student population at Dillard University is 83.9% Black or African American, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.329% White, 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 130 students (10.7%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 127 more women than men received degrees from Dillard University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dillard University is black or african american (163 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dillard University is General Public Health (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (34 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dillard University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (14 degrees awarded), Biology (34 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees).

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 Dillard University are Physicians (446,703 people), Other managers (320,767 people), Postsecondary teachers (272,546 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (264,372 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (169,647 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Physical Sciences (14 degrees awarded), Biology (34 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Communications (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dillard University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Physical Sciences (14 degrees awarded), Biology (34 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Communications (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dillard University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (611,055 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (583,459 people), Elementary & secondary schools (571,912 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (374,611 people), and Offices of physicians (225,547 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Physical Sciences (14 degrees awarded), Biology (34 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Communications (15 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dillard University was General Public Health with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

48
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
175
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University, which is 0.274 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 0.5 times less than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Dillard University in General Biological Sciences, which is 33 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% of students graduating from Dillard University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dillard University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    163 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dillard University is black or african american (163 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

21.5% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    133 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dillard University is black or african american female (133 degrees awarded). There were 4.43 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (30 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Dillard University has an endowment valued at nearly $92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.31M (1.42%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Dillard University had a total salary expenditure of $38.4M. Dillard University employs 27 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Dillard University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Assistant professors(12), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Endowment

$92M
2020 Endowment
2.3%
decline from 2019

Dillard University has an endowment valued at about $92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dillard University declined 2.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.06M - Federal
  2. $1.56M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dillard University received $6.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.56M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2020 Salaries
0.645%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Dillard University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($38.4M) and a 0.645% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.3% growth from 2018 and a 12.8% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.99M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dillard University paid a total of $3.99M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dillard University were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dillard University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dillard University.

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