Dillard University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,796

5.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,801

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

39.4%

5,795 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,261

93.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.9%

160 Graduates

About

Dillard University is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dillard University were General Public Health (46 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (43 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2016, 256 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dillard University. 77.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (234 degrees), 23.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $15,796, which is $-8,619 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $15,796, which is $-8,619 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,801.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 87% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,796

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Dillard University was $15,796. The cost of tuition at Dillard University is $-8,619 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,801

2016 Value

4.44%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Dillard University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,801. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Dillard University grew by 4.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,419

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dillard University was of $9,419 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Dillard University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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%

2015 Default Rate

60

Number of Defaults

In 2015 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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Admissions

Dillard University received 5,795 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 25.6% annual growth. Out of those 5,795 applicants, 2,283 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,261 students enrolled at Dillard University in 2016, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dillard University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,283

Accepted Out of 5,795

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dillard University was 39.4% (2,283 admissions from 5,795 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 47.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 25.6%, while admissions grew by 3.91%.

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SAT Scores

25%

Submission Percentage

89

Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Dillard University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dillard University has a total enrollment of 1,261 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.4% Black or African American, 1.11% White, 0.476% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.476% Hispanic or Latino, 0.476% Two or More Races, 0.0793% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Asian.

Students enrolled at Dillard University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (67.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.3%) and White Female (0.848%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,261 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,179 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Dillard University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,127

  2. White

    14

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    6

The enrolled student population at Dillard University is 89.4% Black or African American, 1.11% White, 0.476% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.476% Hispanic or Latino, 0.476% Two or More Races, 0.0793% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 140 more women than men received degrees from Dillard University. The majority of degree recipients at Dillard University are black or african american (234 degrees awarded). There were 23.4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dillard University is General Public Health (46 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (43 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (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 Biology (23 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (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 Dillard University are Miscellaneous managers (572,196 people), Physicians & surgeons (480,129 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (362,501 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (358,628 people), and Postsecondary teachers (347,858 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Biology (23 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (25 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Biology (23 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (25 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 (728,514 people), Hospitals (693,362 people), Elementary & secondary schools (681,711 people), Legal services (303,515 people), and Computer Systems Design (301,186 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Biology (23 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (25 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 Dillard University.

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dillard University was General Public Health with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 58

  2. 198

In 2016, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University, which is 0.293 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (198).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.571 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Dillard University in Registered Nursing, which is 42 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from Dillard University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dillard University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 17.5% of graduates (28 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

    234 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dillard University is black or african american (234 degrees awarded). There were 23.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

3.91% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    184 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dillard University is black or african american female (184 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (50 degrees).

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Operations

Dillard University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.9M (6.23%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Dillard University had a total expenditure of $45.6M. Of that $45.6M, they spent $15.6M on salaries and $45.6M on benefits.

Dillard University employs 27 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Dillard University are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Instructors(11), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University are: Service, with 59 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.6M

2015 Endowment

9.22%

growth from 2014

Dillard University has an endowment valued at about $78.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Dillard University grew 9.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45M 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. $16.2M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Dillard University received $16.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$15.6M

Salary Expenditure

$45.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Dillard University had a total expenditure of $45.6M. Of that $45.6M, they spent $15.6M on salaries and $45.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Dillard University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.6M

2015 Salaries

6.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Dillard University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 34.1% of their overall expenditure ($45.6M) and a 6.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.37% decline from 2013 and a 8.71% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.06M

Instructional Salaries

72

Number of Employees

In 2015, Dillard University paid a total of $4.06M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

59 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dillard University were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University were Service with 59 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees; and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dillard University was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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